Fixtures > Mitas British Youth Championship Round 6

Mitas British Youth Championship Round 6

26th September 2015 - 2pm

Northside

Results

500cc
Jack Parkinson 18 Points
Jamie Halder 16
Keiron Douglas 14
Lewis Whitmore 12
Mitchell Beckett 11
Luke McKenna 10
Sam Wooley 9

250cc
Kyle Bickley  18 Points
Kean Dicken  16
Sam Bebee  14
Leon Flint   12
Alex Spooner 11

150cc
Jordan Palin  11 Points
Keiron McCoy 6
Ryan Morris 4
Jacob Clayton 3

125cc
Joe Thompson 12 points
James Hitchen 11
Jay Farish 9
Dan Thompson 9
Bailey Fellows 6
Carl Basford 6
Harry McGurk 5
Corbin Pavitt 5
Jack Wright 4
Sam McGurk 4
Taya Thirtle 2
Jack Shimelt 2
Alex Goldsbrough 2

Report

With the two British Titles being won the weekend before at Round 5 in Rye House, the sixth and final round was all about the final rostrum places and also to see if Jack Parkinson in the 500cc could for the first time ever do a clean sweep of winning all six rounds.

Again another good attendance for the most Northern round of the six at the Northside Training Track in the beautiful setting of the Cumbrian town of Workington.

Each of the four classes on the sunny afternoon was dominated by one rider, with Jack Parkinson 500cc, Kyle Bickley 250cc, and Joe Thompson 125cc all unbeaten on their way to the finals, and in the 150cc, Jordan Palin only dropped one point to the local favourite Kieron McCoy.

Even though three of the riders were unbeaten, each rider still had to work hard for their wins, as the finalist in each of the four classes all kept the unbeaten riders on their toes.

Special mention must go to the unlucky Harry McGurk in the 125cc class, as he crashed twice when in the lead, and got himself two exclusions, and still only missed out on making the final.

2015 has not been Harry’s happiest of years, as he also crashed on the last lap of the 125cc British Final at Peterborough back in June, and was so close to being British Champion, but anyone who knows Harry knows for sure he will come back bigger and stronger in 2016.

As the Finals approached it was all about if Parkinson could continue his fantastic form, and in the 250cc class with only one point separating Kean Dicken and Bickley, their final was all about who could beat who for that all important silver medal.

Parkinson did not disappoint, and again went through the meeting with five wins, to incredibly win twenty nine of his thirty races across the series, with his only defeat coming at Eastbourne in round two, after having an engine failure when leading.

Without doubt the race of the day was the final of the 250cc, as Leon Flint in only his second competitive meeting riding a 250cc machine, made a great start and even though under pressure from Bickley managed to hold the lead for three and a half laps, until coming out of the second bend for the last time, just over slid the bike by a fraction, and slid off, leaving the three remaining riders to claim the top three rostrum places on the night.

Bickley finished ahead of Dicken in the final to claim the silver medal, with Dicken claiming the Bronze.

After making the rostrum place at Round four Jordan Palin won his first 150cc British Youth meeting, which sets him up nicely for the British 150cc Final being run at Swindon on Sunday 11th October, closely followed by Kieron McCoy, Ryan Morris and Jacob Clayton who all made their final debuts.

In the 125cc Final, again both Thompson Twins Joe and Dan qualified along with local favourites James Hitchen and Jay Farish.

In an incident packed final, both Farish and Dan Thompson failed to finish, to leave the British 125cc Champion Joe Thompson head home James Hitchen.

So there it is another season completed, and what a great season it was.

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