Grand Prix 2009

Congratulations to this year’s divisional winners, Paul Whalley, Malcolm Darbyshire, Terry McCabe and Davina Lonsdale in divisions 1, 2, 3, and 4 respectively.  This was Paul’s fourth successive victory in division 1, but all depended on the last race at Carlisle, where Paul’s sixth place overall gave him maximum points in the division on the day for a total of 64, and hence a 1point victory over Robbie in 2nd with Peter Brown a further 2 points adrift in 3rd place. 

In division 2, Malcolm was a more convincing winner with 57 points, winning from Steve Gillespie in 2nd by 5 points.  Third place was shared by Leanne Herron and Shaun Dodd, who both had 46 points, although Shaun would have been much closer to Mal if he had competed in sufficient races.

Terry’s victory in division 3 was also fairly comfortable, with a 6 and 9 point gap over Graeme Stewart and Dave Bradley in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Davina won division 4 by 4 points from Louise Douglas with Julie Lemin a further 7 points back in 3rd.  Julie (like Shaun in division 2), would have faired much better if she had competed in more races, as she won her division in each race she ran in, but Mal and Davina have again proven that by obtaining consistent finish’s in as many of the races as possible will bring the rewards.

For all the results from the 2009 Grand Prix click here and for the Final Grand Prix tables click here.