Harry Payne and his passenger Mark Wilkes claimed their first British Sidecar Formula Two race win at Cadwell Park last weekend.

Qualifying second quickest on their KelProperties GP-F2 machine behind Pete Founds and Jevan Walmsley they initially slotted in race one but moved up to second when Founds/Walmsley retired.

A battle commenced with Lee Crawford and Scott Hardie, and on lap seven Ballasalla-based Payne pulled off an impressive overtake round the outside into the bus stop chicane to take the lead.

He and Wilkes then managed to open up a gap of two seconds which they held to the line to claim their first British championship win together.

After leading race two on Sunday morning for the opening nine laps, the pair suffered a small wobble and a spin going into the hairpin, but managed to recover and claim fourth place.

In doing so they set a blistering lap of 1min 36.2sec to claim a new F2 Cup class lap record and come within 0.006 of the Birchall brothers outright F2 lap record.

This standard was later broken by Founds/Walmsley by 0.06s.

Race three took place in tricky conditions, when Payne and Wilkes’s gamble to run on slick tyres didn’t pay off - indeed they were extremely lucky to bring their outfit home in fourth place.

After four rounds they have again increased their lead in the championship and moved up to second position overall in the main F2 standings.