BRITISH YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

Thursday May 16, 2019
PETERBOROUGH are delighted to be staging the second round of the British Youth Championship at the East of England Arena on Friday (7pm).

39 riders across the three classes of 500cc, 250cc and 125cc are taking part in what is the most exciting season to date for the riders involved as they compete at all seven Premiership venues, with a round also at Glasgow.

Round 1 was at Ipswich just over two weeks ago, and all three winners of that round - Jordan Palin 500cc, Sam Hagon 250cc and Luke Harrison 125cc - are competing again and will be looking to continue their great start to this year’s series.

National League rider Harry McGurk makes his first appearance in the 500cc class, and along with fellow NL regulars Palin, and Joe and Dan Thompson, this particular class is of a very high level

Northern Junior League riders Gregor Millar and Archie Freeman are also making their first appearance in this year’s series, after both missing the Ipswich round.

In the 250cc class Hagon will have his work cut out to win, as Mildenhall squad member Sam Norris will be keen to impress at his local venue, and two-times 125cc British Champion Sam McGurk will be hoping for better luck this time around after crashing out at Ipswich in his first heat.

The 125cc class has the biggest attendance with 23 riders competing, and with so many riders in this class, to qualify for the Final riders can hardly afford to drop a point.

Peterborough mascot Max Perry will have the majority of the home support, and after missing out on a rostrum place at Ipswich by finishing in 4th position, he will be hoping to claim the top prize on his home track.

There will be 42 races in total, which are expected to take just over two hours to complete.

Gates open at 6pm and admission is just £8 for adults and concessions (programme included), and children go free.



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