RUGBY’S Mark Cossar has created yet more motorsport history by winning a record-breaking seventh 1,000cc sidecar grasstrack British Masters title at Frittenden in Kent.
On what was a memorable day for Rugby’s hotbed of motorcyclists, Cossar was simply too fast and too good for the rest of the field, dominating his opponents on a day when track staff had to work wonders to keep down the dust.
It was in 2009 when Cossar first captured the coveted British Masters title with his younger brother Tom as passenger.
Tom has since switched to being at the throttle, making the 2022 final, where he finished a very creditable sixth.
After the prestigious event had to be cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, Mark teamed up with Rugby’s Gareth Williams to win last year’s title, with the pair now looking to make it a hat-trick in 2023.
Carl Blyth has also been passenger to Mark to win the Masters four times.
To complete a Rugby-dominated day at Frittenden, Chris ‘Bomber’ Harris (who lives on the same street in Rugby as Mark) won the British Masters solo grasstrack championship in his typically exciting style for the second year running.