Glasgow Tigers 33 v 56 Workington Comets

If anyone thought Workington’s huge win at Peterborough on Friday was a fluke, the Comets soon served notice that their team might be better than the so called experts thought, after another huge win over a poor Tigers side.
Glasgow endured a torrid afternoon where little went right, especially for Chris Harris who only finished 1 of his 5 starts.
He didn’t even leave the line in heat 1, blowing his engine, as Lewis Kerr took the win and the track record.
A 3-3 followed in the reserves race before ominously Ty Proctor and Dan Bewley took an easy 5-1 in heat 3.
Richie Worrall then failed to beat the two minutes in heat 4 and Workington took another 5-1 to lead by 8.
It looked like Tigers would pull two back in the next but Paul Starke went too wide on the fourth bend and lost third, Vissing just holding off Rene Bach at the front.
Harris out on his second bike, followed partner Kerr through on the fourth bend, both passing Jensen in heat 6 to cut the gap back to 4. This was swiftly back to 8 when Worrall could make no impression on Bewley and Proctor in the next.
Kerr took his third win in heat 8 in another shared heat and he was out again in heat 9 as the tactical as he and Vissing took a 5-1 over the hard pressing Bach.
Heat 10 was always going to be the key heat with three unbeaten riders but again Harris’ machine failed before the tapes went up, causing him to touch them and he was out. Kerr won the race but Tigers momentum was stopped again.
From this point on, with Kerr finished his scheduled rides, it was one way traffic. Two successive 5-1s in 11 and 12 took Workington to match point, which they duly reached in heat 13 with a 4-2 after Harris suffered another stoppage, whilst second, on Jack Thomas’ machine.
Workington secured the 4 points with yet another 5-1 in heat 14 before Tigers suffered the fate of having no finishers in heat 15, Vissing falling on the second bend and Harris stopping again whilst ahead.
The home side were well and truly turned over although they didn’t help themselves with numerous points thrown away due to engine problems but they had too many off form and Paul Starke looked anything but fit. The exception being Lewis Kerr who scored a faultless maximum and perhaps it was right he didn’t appear in heat 15 so that the long gap between heat 10 and the last didn’t cost him.
The Comets had 3 men in double figures with both Bewley and Proctor scoring paid 17, Bewley also taking the track record.
Bradley Wilson-Dean who normally struggles around Ashfield also only dropped a point.
Tigers will need to win at Workington now to qualify for the semi-finals but will have to up their game before then, starting next week with successive matches against Redcar in the league.

Glasgow Tigers           33
Workington Comets        56
Championship Shield
13/5/2018

Glasgow Tigers

Chris Harris        R    2*   XT   R    R          2 +  1
Lewis Kerr          3    3    3    3    3         15
Claus Vissing       1    3    2*   1    F          7 +  1
Paul Starke         0    0    R                    0
Richie Worrall      0    1    1    2               4
Jack Thomas         1*   0    0    1               2 +  1
James Sarjeant      2    1    0    F    R          3

Workington Comets

Rene Bach           2    2    1    2*   1          8 +  1
Rasmus Jensen       1*   1*   1    2    3          8 +  2
Ty Proctor          3    2*   2    2*   3    3    15 +  2
Dan Bewley          2*   3    3    1*   3    2*   14 +  3
Nicolai Klindt R/R                                 0
Kyle Bickley        R    0    0                    0
Bradley Wilson-Dean 3    2*   1*   3    2*        11 +  3


Heat  1 - Lewis Kerr ; Rene Bach ; Rasmus Jensen ; Chris Harris(R) ; 57.7 TR  (3-3)(3-3)
Heat  2 - Bradley Wilson-Dean ; James Sarjeant ; Jack Thomas ; Kyle Bickley (R) ; 58.8  (3-3)(6-6)
Heat  3 - Ty Proctor ; Dan Bewley ; Claus Vissing ; Paul Starke ; 59.0  (1-5)(7-11)
Heat  4 - Dan Bewley ; Bradley Wilson-Dean ; James Sarjeant ; Richie Worrall(2mins, 15m) ; 57.8  (1-5)(8-16)
Heat  5 - Claus Vissing ; Rene Bach ; Rasmus Jensen ; Paul Starke ; 58.46  (3-3)(11-19)
Heat  6 - Lewis Kerr ; Chris Harris ; Rasmus Jensen ; Kyle Bickley ; 59.0  (5-1)(16-20)
Heat  7 - Dan Bewley ; Ty Proctor ; Richie Worrall ; Jack Thomas ;57.66 TR   (1-5)(17-25)
Heat  8 - Lewis Kerr ; Rasmus Jensen ; Bradley Wilson-Dean ; James Sarjeant ; 59.74  (3-3)(20-28)
Heat  9 - Lewis Kerr ; Claus Vissing ; Rene Bach ; Kyle Bickley ; 60.14  (5-1)(25-29)
Heat 10 - Lewis Kerr ; Ty Proctor ; Dan Bewley ; James Sarjeant(F) ; 59.0   (3-3)(28-32)
Heat 11 - Rasmus Jensen ; Rene Bach ; Richie Worrall ; Jack Thomas ; 60.1  (1-5)(29-37)
Heat 12 - Bradley Wilson-Dean ; Ty Proctor ; Claus Vissing ; James Sarjeant(R) ; 60.1  (1-5)(30-42)
Heat 13 - Ty Proctor ; Richie Worrall ; Rene Bach ; Chris Harris(R) ; 59.95   (2-4)(32-46)
Heat 14 - Dan Bewley ; Bradley Wilson-Dean ; Jack Thomas ; Paul Starke(R) ; 59.8  (1-5)(33-51)
Heat 15 - Ty Proctor ; Dan Bewley ; Chris Harris(R) ; Claus Vissing(F) ; 60.7  (0-5)(33-56)

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