22nd July 2015
After a 7 week break the Mitas British Youth Championship returns for Round 4 of 6 at Rye House this Sunday 26th July at a 5pm start time.
As we enter the height of the summer, the action will be hotting up on track also, as the business end of the British Youth Championship now comes in to play with big pressure on a number of riders as they are chasing a British Championship.
42 riders will be competing at Rye House, which means 42 qualifying races across the 4 classes 500cc, 250cc, 150cc and 125cc, and then a final for each class, making it a total of 46 races on Sunday afternoon.
In the 500cc class, it looks like a mammoth effort now for anyone to stop 14 year old Jack Parkinson from claiming his first British Championship, as he has been the clear winner of the first 3 rounds with a maximum score of 54 points to date, and his only defeat in any of his races thus far this season came at Eastbourne when he stopped with an engine failure whilst leading the race.
The race for the rostrum places are certainly up for grabs though as Coventry Storm rider Jamie Halder along with 14 year old Lewis Whitmore are currently both on 44 points, former Rye House mascot Macauley Leek on 35, and William O”Keefe and Jack Thomas only a few points behind Leek.
The most open class of 2015 series is the 250cc and this title is most definitely up for grabs with no less than only 4 points separating the top 3 in this class, with Tom Brennan, Kyle Bickley and Kean Dicken each winning one of the first 3 rounds, and it’s anyone shout who will finish top of the podium in this class come the end of the series.
The 2 support classes of 150cc and 125cc both have a good attendance again and with the winners of the previous 3 rounds all competing; Joylon West and Jason Edwards (150cc) and the Thompson Twins Dan and Joe (125cc) this is sure to be exciting to watch.
In the 125cc newly crowned British 125cc Champion Joe Thompson will be out to continue his success but sure his twin Dan, and Harry McGurk who was very unfortunate not to be crowned British Champion at Peterborough recently, will have something to say about that.
So all in all another exciting afternoon of British Youth Speedway, and if you can make it down to the Hertfordshire venue you will not be disappointed.
As always our thanks to our series sponsors Mitas Tyres, Wessex Marine, Friends of Speedway, PBHS of Barnsley, NSSC, Duck Smart and Trend Creative, also our thanks to the BSPA for their continued support.