Broad and Pillinger take the honours

The Ashman Trophy dates back to 1938 and is now awarded to the rider with the best handicap time following two laps of the 11.2 mile Abbotsley TT course . The handicap time is twice your handicap time from the Thursday evening TTs. The 2015 race was held on Sunday 12th July and the weather around 7am did not augur well for a dry course to allow the riders to perform to their best.

Thankfully the rain stayed away, allowing 13 riders to contest for the Ashman Handicap and Fastest Ashman Trophy for 2015. However, much of the talk at the start line was about how much the wind would be an issue, with hardly any part of the course immune from the wind and so it was likely that PBs would be at a premium. As it turned out the predictions were correct with the conditions not making it comfortable for the riders.

Handicap

Only one PB from Richard Broad who took 5 seconds from his previous time of 28:33 to record a 28:28 first lap and with a second lap of 28:50 recorded a net time of 50:12 which was sufficient to win the Ashman Handicap Trophy .

Handicap winners

Congratulations to Richard and also well done to Nic Pillinger and Simon Rinaldo who finished second and third respectively. The split times between the laps are shown below and only Mark Greenhow was able to go faster on the second “flying start” lap improving by 1:22. Also noteworthy was the perfect pacing of George Lendrum with 32:32 for each lap!

 

 

Actual

Ashman

Net

Points

 

 

Actual Time

Handicap

Time

 

1

Richard Broad

57:18

07:06

50:12

13

2

Nic Pillinger

53:24

02:04

51:20

12

3

Simon Rinaldo

56:00

04:28

51:32

11

4

Gareth Smith

59:17

07:32

51:45

10

5

Mark Greenhow

57:32

05:32

52:00

9

6

George Lendrum

65:04

12:44

52:20

8

7

Alistair Henderson

64:01

11:10

52:51

7

8

Leon Bradford

67:53

15:00

52:53

6

9

Jon Keefe

68:09

15:12

52:57

5

10

Adrian Taverna

55:15

02:16

52:59

4

11

Simon Richardson

58:08

05:08

53:00

3

12

Dave Richards

74:47

16:00

58:47

2

13

Mark Mossop

DNF

 

 

1

 

Ashman Fastest Trophy

 This is the third year we have awarded this trophy to recognise the rider with the fastest time on the day and this was won by Nic Pillinger getting around the course in 53:24 followed home by the 2014 winner Adrian Taverna with Simon Rinaldo securing his second podium of the day in third.

Fastest winners

Congratulations to Nic.

Ashman Fastest Trophy - times and splits

 

 

Actual

Split

Split

 

 

Time

Lap 1

Lap 2

1

Nic Pillinger

53:24

26:38

26:46

2

Adrian Taverna

55:15

27:24

27:51

3

Simon Rinaldo

56:00

27:43

28:17

4

Richard Broad

57:18

28:28

28:50

5

Mark Greenhow

57:32

29:27

28:05

6

Simon Richardson

58:08

28:49

29:19

7

Gareth Smith

59:17

29:29

29:48

8

Geoff Smith

60:06

29:53

30:13

9

Alistair Henderson

64:01

31:52

32:09

10

George Lendrum

65:04

32:32

32:32

11

Leon Bradford

67:53

33:24

34:29

12

Jon Keefe

68:09

33:27

34:42

13

Dave Richards

74:47

35:31

39:16

14

Mark Mossop

DNF

28:29

DNS

winners and timekeepers

The Handicap and Fastest winners and the timekeepers