29th May 2016
Part 2 of Round 2 of the Mitas British Youth Championship takes part at Scunthorpe on Monday afternoon after Scunthorpe’s Premier League fixture versus Peterborough Panthers.
On this occasion it is the turn of the 250cc riders to compete in the British Championship event, and even though in this class there is a very small number of just five riders, they are all of the similar standard so each of the five qualifying heats to try and make the all important final will be just as enthralling.
The winner and runner up from round 1 at Glasgow last month Leon Flint and Jason Edwards respectively will be keen to put some big points on the board to try and get ahead of the chasing pack in this early stage of the eight round series.
As well as the 250cc class, there will be 19 races of 125cc races with 19 riders competing in this support class for the British Championship.
There are a number of new riders making their debuts in this years British Youth Championship on Monday, so that could throw up some surprises.
The youngest member of the 125cc class Luke Harrison who is only 8 years old will be racing at his local track after making an impressive debut at round 1, but in all fairness it will be a surprise if the Thompson Twins Dan and Joe, along with Jordan Palin who all competed in the World 125cc Gold Trophy in Torun Poland earlier this month, miss out on a rostrum place.
This round comes too early for the unlucky Harry McGurk who broke his arm at the Glasgow round but Harry is hoping to be back on his bike for Round 3 at Kings Lynn in only 2 weeks time.
Our thanks go to our series sponsors, Mitas Tyres, Wessex Marine, Nuneaton Speedway Supporters Club, Meridian Lifts, PBHS of Barnsley, Rentruck, Speedway Nut, Friends of Speedway, Duck Smart, Association of Referees, Trend Creative, KanDysoft Solutions and the BSPA.