13th July 2016
Great Britain will have a representative at the FIM 250cc Youth World Cup this coming Friday at Gustrow, Germany, where 13 year old Leon Flint will be making his World Final debut.
Leon qualified from the first semi final in Grudziadz Poland last Saturday evening, with an impressive 11 point score.
Australian Matty Gilmore who is the reigning 250cc World Champion, won the Semi Final with a 15 point maximum, so Leon’s 11 points was indeed very impressive, considering this was Leon’s first attempt at this competition and he was also the youngest rider in the Semi Final , and was racing against some riders who were 4 years older than him.
For the first time in this competition the final is 5 days later than the semi and is raced not only at a different venue but also in a different country.
Flint who is spending time between the Semi and Final practising in Poland, will be heading to Germany later this week in plenty of time for the Final on Friday evening.
Fellow British Youth Rider Kean Dicken contested the 2nd semi final which was on Sunday evening, and although started the Semi in good form, unfortunately failed to make the cut off for the final with his 5 point score.
Young Lions would like to wish Leon the very best of luck for Friday evening in Gustrow.