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Racing 50  Motorcycle Club 1961 Snetterton 250 mile Enduro 

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Submissions from the motorcycle fraternity.
Setting the race record at over 50 m.p.h., G. W. Votier and R. A. Nicholson (ITOM-WMS) won last Sunday's 250-mile 50cc Chiltern Enduro race held over the 2.71 mile Snetterton, Norfolk circuit and organised by the Racing 50 M.C.C.
EGG-CUP ENGINE AT SNETTERTON 
Records Broken in the 1961 250-mile Chiltern Enduro
The o. h. v. challenge to the two-stroke domination of 50cc racing was mounted by the Italian "Works" Motom machines, at this second annual event but failed gallantly. Only one of the three machines ridden by Jim Pearson and Peter Inchley finished - in third spot- but B Smith with co-rider Roy Righini set a new lap record and led for at leased the first 30 laps, only to retire with a sick motor. P. Wright with co-rider Roy Broom crashed at the Esses without injury after the 30th lap, when they had been in sixth place.
As it was, Votier and Nicholson took their ITOM into the lead before the 45th lap and never lost it, although G. B. Woolley and F. R.Cramp (ITOM-Levis) were only 2m 6.4s behind at the finish and also cracked 50m.p.h. for the race.
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Last years close finish was not duplicated this year, however, for 11 laps separated the first and sixth finishers at the end of the gruelling race, in which only 29 out of the 51 starters finished.
R. A. Nicholson on ITOM No.12 chasing the MOTOM of R. E. Broom who partnered with Peter Inchley.
Provisional Results.
Chiltern Enduro (92 laps = 249.2 miles).

G. Votier and R. A. Nicholson (Itom WMS):
G. B. Woolley and F. R. Cramp (Itom Levis)
P. Inchley and J Pearson (Motom) 89 laps
W. Ivy and M Thomas (Chisholm-Itom) 87 laps
R Smallcorn and A. E.Baxter (Itom) 84 laps
L. R. Mclaren and M. C. T.Sampson (Itom) 84laps.

Time: 4h 50m 49.8s - 51.44m.p.h.

Best Lap: B. Smith (Motom) 2m 53.4s = 56.26m.p.h.
Class Awards :First two finishers in 4-stroke Class:
I. Pearson and Peter Inchley (Motom) R. Williams and A. Crane (Ducati)

Finishers in Two-Stroke Class G. Votier and R. A. Nicholson (Itom WMS): G. B. Woolley and F. R. Cramp (Itom Levis):

Special Awards
B Smith and Roy Ringhini New Lap Record: 2m 53.4s =56.26m.p.h.
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Mary Cosgrove and Bert Foster time keeping and Mechanicing respectively.
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Spectating from the roof of the Pits.
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Click to access the complete rider list of the 1961 Snetterton Enduro
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F. Biggs on the GSB Masitom and Geoff Bedford kneeling down making adjustments.
F Biggs passing the pits looking for pit signals
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R.O. O'Grady on the Ducati Sport leaving the pits.
Geoff Bedford helmeting up for his stint. It was cold standing out in the Norfolk weather.
Harold Cosgrove on the Foster DOT-VIVI coming into the pits for a change-over.
Some of these photographs are taken from the video and their quality is not good. However they do represent action in the race.
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Peter Inchley on the MOTOM leaves the pits.
D. F. Carter partnered with I. R. Carter on the STERZI Racer.
D. J. Macey partnered with W. H. Danaher on the ITOM "Works"
19. Mike Simmonds, 24. Ian Johnson. 11. John Whale. 50. R Righini and the head of Brian Woolley.
A paragraph from a commentary by Dick Wyler. (The Man from Interpol)
I manage to break the monotony of those comparatively slow, seemingly unending circuits. The upgrade to the pits becomes a mountain, and one really has to nurse the gallant little Royal Nord. But after the right-hander the bike streaks happily ahead. Then I enjoy the Esses and shortly after prepare for the climbs and cheerful familiar faces and thumbs-up from the pits. And so on till the end. It was a wonderful day and what impressed me most was the genuine excitement it contained. These "50's" are something to be reckoned with, and I look forward to the next race with anticipation.
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Dick Wyler and the Royal Nord
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46. D. Wyler, 34. N. J. Woollett, 30. R. Bowden, 21. H. Cosgrove.
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Click the Logo to read the Motorcycle News report on the 1961 Enduro.
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