Youth riders tackle tough Milton MX Park circuit.
28 May 2012Go Back With three of the five rounds now completed, Dan Thornhill (Grittenham Meredith Suzuki) holds a comfortable lead over Rob Muscat in the MXY2 class of the championship after his fourth and second place finishes in the two scorching races at Milton Park. However, it was Tommy Alba (Oakleaf Kawasaki) who took the top step of the podium with 2-1 finishes on the sun drenched Northampton circuit, despite only qualifying in sixth position in the morning qualifying session.
With four motos still to run, Thornhill holds a nine point advantage over Muscat with Robert Davidson (ANSA Racing Honda) not making the podium with 3-5 finishes after a poor by his standards, qualifying session down in tenth position, nearly three seconds adrift of the leaders.
The next round of the championship takes place at Desertmartin in Northern Ireland in three weeks time.
The event also incorporated this first round of the newly introduced MXY85 class which allowed for a comination of riders ranging from eleven to fifteen years old.
A brace of second place finishes on the tough Milton Park circuit was enough to give Will Keogh (Vampires Rock KTM) the overall win - and the red plate from Todd Kellett (Twisted 7 Kawasaki) who backed up a disappointing first race sixth with a win in the second moto. Jordan Eccles (KTM) rode two consistent races for a pair of third's to claim third overall on the day, whilst Josh Gilbert (Buildbase Honda) who convincingly won the opening sixteen minute race was knocked off the podium due to a second race eigth. However, this was still enough to give him maximum points in the Honda Academy class which runs in conjunction with the British Youth National series.
The second of three rounds will take place at the famous Hawkstone Park venue at the end of July.