British Youth Nationals goes north to Duns this weekend – Preview
Heading north of the border to the spectacular Duns track in Scotland this weekend (July 14 and 15), the Judd KTM British Youth National Championship Powered by Parts Europe and the Steve Benton Transport British Under 21 Championship will be back in action as they kick off the second half of their seasons.
Following on from an outstanding round last month down at Fraddon Moto Park in Cornwall, the UK’s very best youth riders are preparing for a show-stopper event in the Scottish hills. In this season so far there have been no runaway leaders in any of the championships and, as the year romps on, it is time for the junior-aces to make their mark whilst continuing with their progress and development as riders.
Currently Hayden Statt, Ashton Boughen, Bailey Johnston, Alfie Jones, Ike Carter, Aaron-Lee Hanson and Rossi Beard lead the British Championships in their respective classes as we head into this weekend’s event. However, it’s all still to play for, and the hardpack Scottish terrain is certain to throw up some exciting challenges for the UK’s rising talent.
Duns motocross is one of Scotland’s best dirtbike facilities and has been a staple in the Scottish off-road scene since as far back as the 1980’s. It has played host to Scottish and British national events, including the Maxxis British Motocross Championship. The track is now run by local racer Bryan Mackenzie, who retired from professional racing in 2016 having been a mainstay at the head of the field in the British Championship for 15 years, and can use his experience having raced to Grand Prix level to provide the very best in preparation for the young riders to learn on.
Gareth Hockey, Director of RHL Activities commented, “We are now starting the second half of the year for both of the Official ACU British Youth & Under 21 Championships. All riders have provided some outstanding racing throughout the first half of the year and we have seen a lot of improvements from riders as they have progressed throughout the rounds so far. The championship titles are still there to be won with no clear leaders in any of the championships as it stands. I would like to wish all riders the best of luck for this weekend at Duns and I am once again pleased to be able to bring back the junior British Championships to Scotland this year.”
If you would like to find out more about the event and about coming along to see the UK’s elite youth and Under 21 riders battle it out at Duns, then head over to www.rhlactivities.com.