Cowton lands Laird of Croft for third year in a row

James Cowton in action at Croft
James Cowton in action at Croft

It was another successful weekend for Cowton Racing by Radcliffe’s race team at the Croft circuit for the NEMCRC meeting.

After testing the Honda 600 and BMW 1000 out in Spain and at Cadwell Park it was time for Kilham-based James Cowton to unleash the Kawasaki 650 super twin, with impressive results.

Saturday wasn’t a pleasant day with wind and rain making riding extremely difficult but still Cowton rode well, scoring finishes on all three bikes and notching up his first win on the super twin.

Finally, the sun showed up for the Sunday races and once again Cowton rode the bikes hard, achieving great results with more wins for the Super twin and the Honda 600, plus a podium on the BMW 1000.

His performance saw him take the Laird of Croft Trophy for the third year running and left him delighted with how the weekend went.

“What a weekend for the team,” said Cowton.

“We got some great results and more mileage in the bag ahead of the Spring Cup at Oliver’s Mount, and to take the super twin out for the first time this year and get race wins is mega.

“I have to thank my dad and Neil, my mechanic, for all the effort over the last week or so, as there have been many late nights prepping the bikes ready for this weekend.

“Chris Lennon of Radcliffe Butchers has supplied us with great bikes and we can’t wait for the next race meeting.”

Cowton will enjoy a short rest before returning to action at the Spring Cup on April 16 and 17.