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Round 3 of the Youth Championship at Leicester set to Break Records

2nd June 2015

Ahead of Sunday’s 3rd round of the 2015 Mitas British Youth Championship, all previous records of rider attendance and number of heats will be broken at the Beaumont Sports Complex in Leicester as there will be a mammoth 53 riders competing, across 57 races which includes a final for each of the 4 classes (500cc, 250cc, 150cc and 125cc).

Even though this is a record number of races Young Lions Boss Neil Vatcher says, “with credit not only to the riders but the Mums and Dads and organisers we are confident that we will run this meeting in approx. 3 hours baring any major mishaps, so any British Speedway fans who would like to see Britain’s next generation on a Sunday afternoon, pop across to Leicester for 3 hours of fast and furious excitement from not only 52 boys but 1 girl as well”.

The British Championship for both the 500cc and 250cc is already building up to an exciting climax, as this is round 3 of 6 and each and every point the riders score is vital, as they all try to amount enough points to make the all important finals.

The 500cc has so far been dominated by Jack Parkinson who has so far won rounds 1 and 2 and the riders in the chasing pack will all be keen that Jack does not repeat his previous victories and pull too far ahead at the halfway stage.

The most competitive class of all in 2015 is the 250cc and recently crowned FIM World 125cc Gold Trophy winner Kyle Bickley will be keen to gain some points on the leading pack in this class, as he missed round 2 due to being away in the Czech Republic winning his Gold Trophy on the same evening as Round 2 at Eastbourne.

The support races of 150cc and 125cc have also been very exciting in the first 2 rounds and with the winners of the 150cc Joylon West and Jason Edwards respectively both vying to be the number 1 in this class again expect some spectacular racing from these young boys.

The 125cc will have some home support as regular Leicester mascots Dan and Joe Thompson are in this class and sure that these twins will have a say come the final of this group.

Dan has yet to be beaten in either of the first 2 rounds, so it will be some achievement if he manages to go through the first 3 rounds undefeated, although sure his twin Joe amongst others will have other ideas on that happening.

Also for the very first time, there will be Young Lions Merchandise on sale at the track, so another reason to pop along.

Our thanks and appreciation as always to our loyal sponsors, Mitas Tyres, Wessex Marine, Friends of Speedway, Nuneaton Speedway Supporters Club, PBHS of Barnsley, Duck Smart Cleaning Products and Trend Creative, and also the BSPA for their continued support of British Youth Speedway.

The admission prices for the meeting are as follows:

All Adults – £8
Children (aged 10 to under 16) £2
Under ten’s free
This meeting is included as part of the season ticket offer.

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