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Winning start for Hunt

Andreas Racing Association's 2008 season opener got underway at a sunny but windy Jurby Airfield Circuit yesterday.

Reigning Solo Centre Champion Gavin Hunt's title defence got off to a winning start on his Martin Bullock machine.

He took the chequered flag in race one from Ryan Kneen and Mark Cringle, who were second and third respectively.

In the second feature race Gavin was again victorious, with Ryan and Mark trading places behind him.

In the Sidecar Championship Nick Crowe and Mark Cox won the first race in style on the Honda-powered outfit with Dave Quirk second and Alan Langton third.

Nick also took the second, with Alan second and Neil Kelly third

Gavin Hunt continued his run in the 600/250s with a double race win while Mark Cringle took the honours in the Clubman and Novice classes.

Karl Bennett was the victor in the first Formula Two sidecar race and Neil Kelly topped the podium in the second.

The Classic, Forgotten Era and 600 Steel Frame winners were Greg Broughton, John Millhouse and Norman Kneen, who all claimed doubles in their respective classes.

And Roger Hurst won the 400/125 ahead of Dave Moffit and Andy Cowin.

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