British Youth National Championship - 4 July 2018

Catch up with Steve Benton Transport British Under 21 Championship rider Tommy Lee Morris

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The Steve Benton Transport British Under 21 Championship reached its halfway point of the 2018 season earlier this month at Fraddon Moto Parc in Cornwall. The Championship has had a great season so far with some bar-banging racing throughout the entire field.
 
Elderfield Motorcycles rider Tommy Lee Morris has made his debut year in the British Championship scene and has had a great start to the Steve Benton Transport British Under 21 Championship where he currently sits within the top 10 after the first three rounds.
 
We caught up with Tommy to see how his season has gone so far and his approach to the rest of his first season in the British Championship category.
 
RHL: Tommy, we are now halfway through the Steve Benton Transport British Under 21 Championship; how has the first half of the year gone for you?
 
Tommy: “The first half of the year has gone pretty good for me. I have been making progress every time I ride and I am slowly getting up to speed.”
 
RHL: You’re currently in eighth position is the Championship; how do you feel and what’s your goal for the end of this year?
 
Tommy: “It feels pretty good to be running inside the top 10 of a British Championship. It’s all great experience for me, as I have only been riding for a short period of time. Looking to the end of the year, my goal is to finish in the top six.”
 
RHL: Thinking about the Fraddon race, how was the weekend and what were your thoughts on the track?
 
Tommy: “I thought Fraddon was a great track. It had a good layout and some cool jumps. I feel like I did not ride how I know I can at Fraddon - I just couldn’t put it together - but I still had some good racing throughout the weekend.”
 
RHL: Duns is the next round in Scotland next month. Have you raced there before? What are your thoughts on the track?
 
Tommy: “I haven’t raced at Duns before, however I have been looking at a few videos of the track online and it looks pretty cool. Like every weekend, I’m looking to be strong throughout the event.”
 
RHL: Are you doing any training or practicing in preparation for Round 4?
 
Tommy: “I am just doing what I normally do for training. I will be riding a few hard pack tracks to try and get a feeling for what Duns may be like. My training consists of a lot of CrossFit training, rowing and cycling.
 
RHL: Do you have any plans yet for the 2019 season and what will you be doing over the off-season?
 
Tommy: “At the moment I am not sure what we are racing next year, but hopefully I will continue my career in the British Under 21 Championship. During the off-season my plans are to just train and ride as much as I can and stay injury free for the 2019 season.”
 
If you would like to come see Tommy take on the rest of the Steve Benton Transport British Under 21 Championship riders, then head to Round 4 of the series at Duns, Scotland on July 14 and 15. For more information head over to www.rhlactivities.com
 

Tommy at the opening round at Preston Docks


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