INGLETON racer Harley Rushton enjoyed a successful event at the Scenic Isles of Anglesey motor bike races.

The weekend brought the warm weather, sunshine, and close racing.

Harley's success saw him on the podium several times and a victory all while struggling with bike set-up.

The event started strong on the Saturday mornings as the qualifying races began.

During the Craven TZ Harley qualified on Pole position for the Post Classic club race.

He further improved his lap times as he followed up with 5th on the grid in the ACU Post Classic Race.

After this there were some difficulties during the Craven Honda and he was only able to qualify 5th.

After changes the ACU qualifying he managed 13th position on the grid.

The first race of the weekend was on the Craven TZ.

Harley was out in front during the opening lap from Pole position.

However, the experience of Mike Cooper and Ant Hart on the Yamaha TZ bikes put him behind.

This had been the same for every Post Classic club race of the weekend.

Despite an impressive performance, Harley struggled with those final few tenths.

He rode strong in the races and came home in 3rd place in every club race.

There was a gearing change for the Craven Honda before race one of the weekend due to the new silencing systems hampering performance.

Harley had to play runner up in Race One of the Classic 350 Races.

This was how the remaining 350cc Classic Races of the weekend finished until the final race saw Harley claim a race win.

The bike was difficult to ride meaning Harley could not challenge comfortably for the races all weekend.

However, the mechanical reliability resulted in a race win in the final race.

After a successful weekend of results Harley said: "The bikes performance was good but the chatter we experienced made the Craven Honda difficult to ride.

"The Craven TZ Yamaha was great and had the performance to challenge for race victories, I just need more time on the bike myself to bridge the gap to the leaders.

"Even with a weekend of podiums and a win I was left frustrated that I couldn’t bridge that half second gap to challenge for the race wins.

"The team will re-group and work towards improvements for the next race meeting at Croft at the start of October."

Despite the setbacks Harley was praised for his performance and brought out the best in his competition due his racing.