THE second round of the Isle of Wight Motorcycle Club's 2024 Winter Series saw some intense action at Haslett Sandpit.

Storm Isha's blustery conditions recently didn't faze the 31 brave riders who faced the sandy challenge head-on.

Making a triumphant return after a five-year hiatus, former Expert champion and Two Day winner, Will West, rode to tie for first place with current Expert champion, Tom Richards.

Neither rider dropped a mark.

Isle of Wight County Press: Dave Elford in action.Dave Elford in action. (Image: Vicki Taylor)

Another noteworthy performance came from Adam Morgan, who finished a close second, losing only five.

In addition, Rory Stephens dominated in the Intermediates category once again, impressing with a score of four.

AJ Shaw and Harrison Crickmore followed, losing ten and 12 respectively.

In the Open C category, Geoff Taylor made a victorious return from a summer break, winning against Phil Chase and dropping just 11 marks.

Andy Scott-Jackson rode unopposed in the Over 50 class, notching another ten championship points with a score of 18.

The Novice class saw Paul Kent put in a consistent performance to secure a win over Luke Jacobs, who managed to pip Derek Farndell to second place with a marginal single mark.

High drama ensued in the Adult Easy category, where the top three riders were separated by a paltry three marks.

Dave Elford emerged victorious, trailed closely by Steve Jacobs and Damien Rajasingam.

In the Clubman class, Alan Gosden produced a phenomenal performance on his Fantic to win with a loss of just three marks.

Not far behind, Ben Ashcroft clinched second place, losing ten.

Meanwhile, Sam Jurich tied on 20 with father-in-law Mike True but clinched third place with an extra clean round.

Veteran rider and the club's most senior competitor, John Townsend, remained the sole contender in the Sportsman class, competing on his trusty Triumph.

Four Youth members also participated.

Riley Baker rode the Youth Novice class alone losing 93, while Blake Buggy beat Leo Death in the Youth Easy class, but only by two marks.

Looking ahead, the third round of the Winter Series, the Novice and Expert Cup, will take place at Knighton Sandpit on Sunday.