Greenfield Dirttrack was the setting for round 3 of the DTRA British Flattrack Championship.. It was the first time a full dirt TT had been run in the UK and proved to be a big success. Alan had a big crash in heat one, beating himself up, but got up in time to make the restart and won the heat. He won the second heat and then got 2nd in the third heat from the back row, giving him pole position for the final. Alan made a great start from the inside and straight into the lead, with Oliver Brindley in hot pursuit, but Alan managed to keep it smooth and fast to the finish to take the win, putting him into 2nd position in the championship.
In the non championship race on Sunday Alan again dominated the races winning his first two heats, the rain came in for heat three turning the track to an ice rink, Alan stalled the bike and got going again to finish in 3rd with younger brother Gary Birtwistle taking a well deserved win. The final results were taken from the heat results because of the weather and Alan took the win overall with brother Gary in second.
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