Twisted Concepts Race Reports
Royston EA & Birmingham Midlands
With a busy race schedule all across the country the team split in to two sections and concentrated on two of the main events, the 2nd round of the East Anglian Summer Series at Royston and the Midlands Regional at Birmingham. After dismal weather across the county with snow, sleet and high winds on the Saturday the weather reports were looking much better for Sunday and everyone was itching to get out and give it their best shot in the sunshine! So what went down?
Representing the kids was Harry Kirby in the 9 year old boys. After some great results at Milton Keynes Harry was still disappointed at not finishing on the podium and was in a really determined mood going into Sunday’s race. He’s really starting to get the hang of his bike now and results are starting to show that. He’s loving the stiffness of his Epik carbon rims and the instant direct drive he’s getting from his Onyx hubs, and he thinks that’s one of the biggest reasons for his recent peek in form. First moto ‘The Rockstar’ got a 2nd behind the female European champion of his age, feeling good he then stormed his second, winning it from the drop of the gate to the crossing of the finish line. The 3rd moto didn’t go quite to plan, he was sitting in second going into the first berm pushing up the inside for a look at the lead and got shut down and stuck right on the apex of the corner, giving a couple of riders behind him who had drive out of the corner the chance to pass and he dropped back to 4th, he chased hard, but just couldn’t get the pass in and thats where he finished. At final time, Harry the 3rd pick, not ideal, but good enough to get an inside gate, going for lane 1 he got a great gate, slotting in onto the back wheel of Lucy Locket the Pocket Rocket into the first berm he came out in the 3rd, with a sensible clean lap that’s where he finished, on the podium where he had set out to finish, so it was job done for the hairy one. The result would raise him to 2nd in the regional ranking making it his best ever start to a season, so being on such a great team is already paying dividends.