Motorcycle racing returns to Symmons Plains on Sunday when the Tasmanian Motor Cycle Club hosts the penultimate round of its club road racing championships.
The club championship is being held in conjunction with the four-round Tasmanian Road Racing Championships, hosted alternately at Symmons Plains and Baskerville.
Devonport's Jason Wyllie leads the premier Tas superbike class from Hobart's Brett Simmonds and Jason Spencer and Quentin Blazley, both of Launceston.
Wyllie's 13-point lead comes on the back of a dominant performance at Baskerville's wet April 11 round, where he scored 95 points to Spencer's 70 and Blazley's 66.
Simmonds, who crashed out in race three, managed just 60 points for the day relinquishing the championship lead, but is hopeful he can reclaim top spot on Sunday.
"I won the first race by about 10 seconds, Jason pipped me in the second and then I changed tyres for the next race, but didn't get them up to temperature before pushing too hard in the rain and crashing," he said.
Simmonds said that he suffered a painful shoulder injury, but raced in the final heat where he compounded the damage and hadn't been on a bike since.
"I'll see how I feel after Saturday's ride day - it's going to be a case of suck it and see, it was a nasty injury," he said.
Just six points separate Matthew Long, of Hobart, from Hamish Sellers, of Sandford, in the 600cc Tas Supersport class, with Peter Bellchambers, of Latrobe, 28 points adrift in third.
Jason Wyllie's son Chad moved up from the junior ranks just last year and trails lites production class leader Jesse Woods, of Hobart, by only two points.
It's going to be a case of suck it and see.- Brett Simmonds
Things are equally tight at the pointy end of the lites GP class, where Westbury's Grant Boxhall holds a two-point lead over Hobart's Taran Ocean.
Nathan Greene, of Riverside, and Daniel Briggs, of Hobart, are tied for third just 10 points adrift.
Other classes to be contested include golden era up to and over 500cc, pre-modern supersport (600cc) and open, junior, for riders up to 16, and Formula 3, which is open to a range of road-base bikes with various two and four-stroke engine configurations and sizes.
Racing starts at 9am, spectator entry is free and a canteen will operate in the pit area all day.
Spectators must sign in manually or via the Check In Tas app on arrival, which allows for COVID-19 contact tracing should it be required.
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