Lily Brindle and Sienna Harvey had it tough this weekend, with their race being more like a European round than a national, with European Champion and World No.4 Paula Kibare from Latvia making the trip and the Wolf sisters from Belgium on the sheets. Lily took it all in her stride and showed her world class potential pushing Paula all the way for a well deserved 2nd place finish, Super Sienna who lives 7 hours from the NCC and does not get to practice on the track much was excellent with a fine 4th place finish. without the Europeans it would have been GHP 1 & 2 on the podium. The girls 11 group is tough this year and Isla Harvey battled all day eventually winning the B Final, some great racing by this young girl today.
The bruisers on the cruisers were next with National No.2 Tom Whipham getting a well deserved 4th, Chris ”The bullett” Brant was looking very fast in his motos but ended up sliding out on the second berm and ending up with an early shower. Chris”007”Maddren was on fire all day and hit the podium with a third place finish. special mention on day one goes to young Taylor Yardley who battled like mad and finished with dreaded 5th in the quarters, so close Taylor, itll come kiddo. Block 2 saw some great riding with Keon Smith McDerermott smashing all his moto’s, winning the semi final and getting 2nd in the final, the kid should be called Mr Smooth as he glides over them jumps. The boys 14 saw another extremely talented rider on the track in Ethan Craik, Ethan was so unlucky not to make the final but made up by smashing the B Final, another new rider for the team showed just how good he can ride a bike in James Wilson, the former 4 X Elite racer was on fire in the Masters class finishing 4th in the final, in what is a very tough class indeed. National No.2 John Price was unlucky and wiped out in his first moto on track breaking his elbow, he was soon back trackside on sunday having a laugh with the team, we wish him a very speedy recovery. The 13 -14 year old girls were up next with team mates Molly Cranshaw and Lauren Anyon being at the younger end of the age limit, that didnt stop these two speed demons though, Molly pushing ODP rider Ellie Featherstone to the line in the semifinal and a photo finish for 2nd place and both hitting the final with Molly getting 5th and Lauren 3rd.