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British Youth Championship - 23 April 2019
Pontrilas beckons the Judd KTM British Youth Motocross Championship
Following on from an outstanding opening round of the Judd KTM ACU British Youth Motocross Championship, the UK’s very best juniors will be eager to continue their progress at Pontrilas, Herefordshire this weekend (April 27/28).
Pontrilas is a favourite amongst many with its hardpack ground and undulating layout that offers a lot for both riders and spectators alike. With the 50cc – Open classes and the British Rookie Championship now in full swing, RHL Activities is looking forward to another positive event for the young guns, who are working hard to establish themselves in the sport. With the recent warm weather, it’s likely to be a different challenge yet again for the motocross junior stars, with a current climate closer to that of the Mediterranean than the UK expects at this time of year.
Pontrilas was last on the Judd KTM British Youth Championship calendar in 2017, and riders such as Charlie Heyman, Wal Beaney and Bobby Bruce, who are winners at the track in the past albeit on a smaller bike, could be ones to watch. Dominic Lancett, a podium finisher last time at Pontrilas, was on fire at the opening race of the year in the Open class, and will also be surely looking to continue that form, as will fellow championship leaders Robbie Daly, Max Harris and Preston Williams.
#377 Preston Williams taking the holeshot at Culham for Round 1
With the likes of the SCOTT Sports Holeshot Awards and 24MX spot prizes up for grabs, juniors will be racing not just for their overall category championships, but much more. RHL Activities is continuing to look for ways to improve the Championship and give further support at the grass roots at the sport – and as the championship moves close to Herefordshire, Director of the RHL Activities outfit Gareth Hockey is looking forward to the weekend: “Pontrilas is a very special track for me. Not only is it one of the closest tracks to RHL Activities’ headquarters, there’s a lot of racing history there and the terrain can be really challenging depending on the preparation of the track and the weather. As we saw in the opening round of the championship the competition is hot; not only for the main overall categories, but for all of the additional prizes from 24MX, SCOTT Holeshot championship and the British Rookie Championship too. There’s a lot up for grabs for those looking to make their mark, and we are excited at being part of that development process with each and every junior rider.”
For those looking to visit the Pontrilas event please head to www.rhlactivities.com for more information.
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