FORMER World 500cc and 250cc champion Freddie Spencer, British Superbike stars Leon Haslam, Tommy Bridewell and Peter Hickman and 16-times Isle of Man TT winner Ian Huchinson were among the star attractions at Castle Combe’s two-day Grand National motorcycling meeting at the weekend.

The competitive action, organised by NG Road Racing Club, saw defending King of Combe Josh Day win again on his 1000cc Kawasaki won, with Daniel Cooper second on his BMW 1000cc RR.

TJ Toms notched third place on his 600cc Kawasaki and set a new lap record in a time of 1:10.60 and speed of 93.53 mph.

The trio also finished in the same places in the two Phoenix Open races, while Melksham’s Steve Lake took his Yamaha R1 to 15th place in the first Phoenix Open race having previously raced 12 years ago.

The Dymag National 250 GP National & NG Cup event saw the return of former national champion Daniel Jackson on his TZ 250cc Yamaha.

Local interest was with Chippenham’s Paul McCullaugh and Broughton Gifford’s NG Cup competitor Travis Vince, who arrived third in the standings.

The first national race was won by Honda rider Andrew Sawford, with Jackson second on his Yamaha and Honda-mounted Thomas Lawlor third. Vince damaged a piston during qualifying and started from the back of the grid, but made his way up to 17th overall and fourth in the NG Cup class.

Sawford won his next two races to make it three wins from three starts, McCulluagh retiring from his second race while Vince finished in 17th overall and fourth in the NG Cup class on his T Z 250cc Yamaha.

He followed this with 15th overall and fifth in the NG Cup class and during his third race had gear linkage problems, reaching down to change gear by hand and crossing the line in 15th overall and sixth in the NG Cup class.

In the Metzeler DTR Streetstocks, Melksham’s Russell Hynes was sixth in his first 700cc race on his 675cc Triumph, and fifth in his second. Chippenham’s Nick Brown (ZXR 400cc Kawasaki) was fifth in his first Formula 400cc race and third in the second.