Fixtures > Round 1 (Part B) British Youth Championship 2017 (150cc and 125cc Riders Only)

Round 1 (Part B) British Youth Championship 2017 (150cc and 125cc Riders Only)

17th April 2017

Peterborough

Results

125cc Results

1st Sam McGurk 3 3 2 3 = 11 + 3
2nd Mickie Simpson 3 3 1 3 = 10 + 2
3rd Bailey Fellows 3 3 2 3 = 11 + 1
4th Luke Harrison 3 3 3 2 = 11 + 0
5th Harry McGurk 3 3 3 ef = 9
6th Gregor Miller 2 2 2 3 = 9
7th Elliot Kelly 0 2 3 3 = 8
Callum Gill 2 3 3 0 = 8
9th Jack Wright 2 2 2 2 = 8
10th Max Perry   1 2 1 3 = 7
11th Corban Pavitt 3 ex 1 2 = 6
12th Sonny Springer 1 2 1 2 = 6
13th Jacob Fellows 2 1 2 1 = 6
14th Alex Goldsborough ef ef 3 2 = 5
15th Aiden Arthur 0 2 2 1 = 5
16th Charlie Jenson 1 1 1 1 = 4
17th Freddie Fox Baron 1 0 2 0 = 3
18th Taya Thirtle 1 0 1 1 = 3
Mikey Robbins 1 0 1 1 = 3
20th Ashton Vale     0 1 0 0 = 1
21st Beau Stonehewer ef ex ns ns = 0
Sam Peters             ef ef ef  ns = 0
Archie Wareham   ef ns ns ns = 0

Report

Eight days later on Monday 17th April it was the turn of the 125s, and a tremendous turn out of 23 riders, of which 9 were making their British Youth Championship debuts.

The McGurk brothers Harry and Sam, along with the Peterborough mascot Mickie Simpson were the pre-meeting favourites and in the qualifying heats all three riders did not disappoint.

Harry was the stand out performer in the heats, and would have gone through the heats undefeated but for a puncture on the last lap when leading in his fourth ride, and what an expensive puncture that turned out to be, as it cost him a place in the final, even though he had comfortably won his previous three heats, what a cruel sport speedway is sometimes!

With Harry now ruled out of the final, it was up to his younger brother Sam to represent the McGurk family in the final, and he certainly did not let the pressure get to him.

So along with Sam who qualified on 11 points, Luke Harrison who is only 9 years old and looks as if he has a big future in the sport and Bailey Fellows also all scored 11 and made the final.

Big pressure on Simpson who had to win his last qualifying heat to make the final, and did it in style to score 10 points and claim the last spot to the winner takes all final.

After the first running of the final got stopped as Harrison and Simpson clashed on the first bend, and the referee rightly put all four riders back in, everyone was asking which of the four finalists were to win their first British Youth Championship Round?

A fantastic race between all four riders with McGurk just about getting the better of Simpson, and Fellows and Harrison racing for third, summed up the afternoons racing and again another fantastic advert for British Youth Speedway.

Everyone was delighted for Sam as he stood on the top of the podium for the first time, and surely a lot more podium occasions to come for all four finalists.

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