It was classic bike racing at its best at the Pukekohe Classic meeting last weekend, and one of those who will no doubt treasure the memories is South Islander Karel Pavich.
Nelson racer Pavich, the national 250cc road-race champion in 2006, had a good weekend at the Pukekohe Classic meeting.
The meeting is a very popular event, and attracted some notable riders including UK racers such as Stan Woods and Lea Gourlay as well as Kiwi greats such as Ginger Molloy, Hugh Anderson, Andrew Stroud and Dave Cole.
After more than 12 months away from racing, it was a case of Pavich easing her way back into it, and this was also the first time she had raced the Norton which is a 630cc Manx owned by John Fraser.
Friday practice went without any real hitches and she was starting to get comfortable on the bike, which has quite different characteristics to the Yamaha racing bikes she has become used to.
After missing the practice and first race on Saturday due to technical glitches, she finished 4th in the Open Modified class in her first race. Her best result on Sunday was a 2nd in the same class.
Overall, it was a successful weekend and she enjoyed being a part of this classic meeting.
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