Cossar brushes off broken chain to win

Perfectionist Mark Cossar brushed off a broken chain whilst leading in his second race to go on and win the Wimbourne Motor Cycle Club’s Open Grass Track event in Dorset.

The 25-year-old British Masters Champion consistently powered away from his opponents in a high quality line-up, with passenger Carl Blyth playing his important role alongside.

“I’d replaced all the electrics on the bike and suddenly, away we went!” explained Cossar, who has been niggled all season so far by the below-par performance of his 1,000cc machine that he works so very hard to perfect.

“Can’t say I was singing the bike’s praises when the chain snapped in our second heat, but that is a real rarity”.

Not a fan of the Wimbourne circuit, this was Cossar’s first appearance at the small Dorset circuit in three years. “I usually crash there, so today was an improvement,” he said.

Next action for the popular Rugby rider is on Sunday, July 3 at Frittenden in Kent for the South Eastern Centre Championships.

1000cc Sidecars Wimbourne Result: 1st Mark Cossar & Carl Blyth; 2nd Paul Johnson & Kevin Woodley; 3rd Myles Simmons & Nicky Owen.