THE duel for the top accolades in the Isle of Wight Motorcycle Club Winter Championship continued in a highly-competitive fifth round on Sunday.

Held in balmy, spring-like conditions at Newbarn Farm, Calbourne, the battle for the Expert crown saw Tom Richards come out on top over Adam Morgan, who dropped just two marks to his rival's 37.

Jim West took top spot in the Intermediate class on 20, with just a single point separating Harrison Crickmore (29) and Rory Stephens (30) for second place.

Isle of Wight County Press: Paul Kent in action.Paul Kent in action. (Image: Viki Taylor)

In the Over 50s, Jon Death took the victory, beating John Coombes with 43, while Paul Kent was the sole finisher in the Novice class, taking ten championship points.

Four riders competed for the win in the Adult Easy, with Damian Rajasingam coming in first on five marks, the second lowest score of the day.

Dave Elford and John Gustar took second and third spots respectively, with scores of 14 and 23.

Tristan Osborne won the Clubman group with 41, beating Alan Gosden on 56.

Three youth riders competed, with Riley Baker finding it tough going at times in the Youth Novice to finish on 113, while Leo Death was victorious in the Youth Easy with a very credible 13. Blake Buggy came in runner-up on 20.

The next round of the championship is the Downend Cup, which takes place on Sunday, March 24.