The weekend of August 17/ 18 saw the UK’s elite youth motocross riders head across the water to Desertmartin in Northern Ireland for the hotly contested fourth round of the Judd KTM British Youth Championship.
As a world-renowned racetrack, the Northern Irish venue provided some first-class competition as the series enters the second half of the 2019 season.
Lucas Lee, Brandon Buckley, Fin Wilson, Charlie Heyman, Preston Williams and Max Ingham took the honours in their respective classes.
In the Auto class Lucas Lee clinched the overall victory with four out of five race wins at the sandy circuit, with Judd Orange Brigade’s Robbie Daly taking second place following some great battles throughout.
Thai rider Brian Gyles had another outstanding weekend, cementing his status as a strong sand rider as the youngster concluded in third overall with 189 points. Casey Lister and Malachi Allan completed the top five.
Brandon Buckley had an action-packed weekend of racing in the Junior 65cc’s as he clinched his first overall with 217 points after taking the chequered flag for three out of the five races.
In second position was Freddie Gardiner, while SJP Moto’s Reece Jones took third and Charlie Richmond fourth with just five points separating second to fourth overall. Fifth went to SJP Moto’s Archie-Jay Girdham.
The Small-wheel 85cc’s provided some spectacular racing with the podium fight going right down to the wire on Sunday afternoon.
Taking the top step with 222 points was Tyla Hooley with four race wins, while second position went to Fin Wilson, who had just a one point advantage over third-placed Shaun Mahoney. Billy Askew and Alex Henderson completed the top five.
It was the SJP Moto machine of Charlie Heyman that took the top spot for the Big-wheel 85cc’s to extend his series lead with four wins over the weekend. In second was Sam Atkinson who clinched a moto victory, with Revo Husqvarna’s Ollie Colmer in third position. Charlie Palmer and Matthew Beattie finishing in fourth and fifth.
The Judd Orange Brigade machine of Preston Williams received the honours for round four in the hotly contested 125cc’s that saw three different winners over the weekend.
Wildcard rider Ryan Mawhinney put on a strong display for second overall with two moto wins, while Judd Orange Brigades Louie Kessell was third. Fourth place went to Buster Hart and fifth went to James Smith, while Jack Grayshon, who won the final moto of the weekend, was sixth overall.
In the Open Class the number 11 of Max Ingam dominated with five out of five race wins on the sand circuit to conclude a perfect weekend.
Second place went to Nathan Green followed by Jack Moore in third. Jak Henderson and Jack Roberts rounded out the top five.
In the Rookie Championships across the five classes, Brian Gyles, Freddie Gardiner, Shaun Mahoney, Ollie Colmer, Louie Kessell and Max Ingham took the honours.