HARLEY Rushton started and finished the latest round of the National Classic Racing Championship battered and bruised but still ended the weekend with three victories.

The 20-year-old from Ingleton got off to the worse possible start in Anglesey when he crashed out while leading in the opening 350cc race on lap two.

But he picked himself up to win race two from sixth on the grid to get his championship charge back on track after adding to more victories on the Sunday.

Rushton also had two races on the TZ - filling in for his absent team-mate Mike Cooper - and picked up two sixth places, one of which was the ACU National race.

Rushton was also in action in the 50cc races finishing third and fourth on the Saturday.

In Sunday's first 500cc race Harley secured a fourth place and, after a race of attrition in the ACU 500 National race, he got on the podium after taking third place.

But the meeting ending in disaster for Rushton when, in his final 500cc race of the day, he lost the front of his bike going downhill into a left turn on lap two while in second place.

"The weekend started well with some good testing on Friday but went downhill after in tumbled off the 350 Honda in the first race," said Rushton.

"The results got better from here and so did the weather, by Sunday the wind had dropped and the conditions were very good. I'm pleased with my third place in the ACU National 500cc race and my three wins on the 350cc.

"The weekend was looking good until I took a big fall in the final race of the day.

"It wasn't the best end but the damage wasn't too bad so we can repair the bike ready for the next races up in Scotland in two weeks’ time."