Round three at famous Lyng circuit.
29 April 2012Go Back With three weeks of consecutive Grand Prix weekends now completed riders and teams now turn their attentions to the third round of our domestic champsionship which now resumes this weekend (May 6th) at the Lyng circuit in Norfolk.
Coming into the event holding the red plate as as Series Leader, coupled with being 6th in the world, HM Plant KTM UK teamster Kevin Strijbos holds a 16 point advantage over Latvian STR KTM rider Matiss Karro, who has also been running at the sharp end of the MX1 class in the Gp's. Both are known sand specialist and it was Strijbos who dominated the opening round in the deep sand of FatCat in March. Just two points behind Karro is Shaun Simpson (Monster Energy Yamaha) who will want to close the gap on the two leaders and regain some confidence after a big crash in the second moto in Fermo, Italy,
Our stock picture shows local favourite, Carl Nunn who will be making a wildcard appearance after picking up a one off ride being sponsored by the Norfolk based Stebbings Car Supermarket. Always a fans favourite, we expect Nunn to use his sand skills to creep into the top ten on a circuit where experience will count over the three twenty minute plus two lap motos.
Delighted with picking up the red plate as Series Leader at Canada Heights, Steve Dixon;s youngest rider, Mel Pocock holds a handy ten point advantage in the MX2 class from Neville Bradshaw on the Evotech Stevens Honda. However, all eyes will be on Elliott Banks Browne, who will want to close down the two leaders on what must be considered his home circuit.
The six MX1 and MX2 races are supported by round two of the important MXY2 (Youth) class where James Harrison holds a four point advantage over Robert Davidson, whilst Dan Thornhill and Chris Bayliss are both waiting to pounce, just a further point adrift.
The circuit is situated a few miles from the main A47 trunk road to the west of Norwich and the action starts with the MX2 qualifying at 9am