4th August 2015
As we enter the busy August month for Great Britain Under 21 Events, 5 in total, the 1st event on the calendar is this weekend for the FIM Youth World Cup in the 250cc Class.
This years World Cup is being held in Lamothe – Landerron in the South of France, not a bad place to travel to in the height of the summer.
In previous years, Great Britain have sent 1 or 2 representatives to this event, but showing the development of the British Youth Riders in recent times, this year Britain has a record number of entries, 5 in total.
This is a great event run by the FIM, as there is 3 day training camp run from Wednesday 5th August until Friday 7th, followed by 2 semi finals on the Saturday evening, which consists of 20 riders from across the World in each Semi, then the top 12 from each Semi qualify for the final on the Sunday evening.
In Semi Final 1 , Great Britain will be represented by 16 year old Jack Smith and 14 year old Kean Dicken, both sons of ex riders Andy and Lee respectively.
Then in the 2nd Semi Final Britain have 3 representatives; Tom Brennan and Henry Atkins both 14 years old and the youngest of the Brits at just 13 years old is the winner of this years FIM 125cc Gold Trophy, so trying to complete a double will be Kyle Bickley.
Each of the riders will be aiming to make the all important top 12 position in their semis to enable them to compete in Sunday’s World Final.
Young Lions Management would like to wish all 5 competitors the best of luck in their quest to become the 2015 Fim 250cc World Champion.