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Brits fly the flag in memory of Connor Smith.

Brits fly the flag in memory of Connor Smith.


Seven British quad racers flew out to Cingoli, Italy last weekend for the 6th Connor Smith Memorial quad event.

In the mix were Dylan McKenna, Josh Talent and Alfie Walker contesting the Junior class, with Murray Graham, Adam Robinson, Jacob Atkinson and Micky Campbell in the adult ranks.

Run along similar lines to the European championship, there was practice and qualifying on Saturday and two races on Sunday. With elder brother Harry on work duties, it was left to 15-year-old Alfie to lead Team Walker, and he certainly did it in style. Qualifying in second, he recovered from a poor start in his first race to hassle Max Gasparini all the way to the chequered flag, stealing the win on the line by .01 of a second

(Gasparini celebrated his anticipated win just a fraction too early …). Alfie comfortably won the second race with a 54-second margin. “I passed Max on lap one and just got my head down and proved my point in my last-ever 250cc ride.” Talent and McKenna were third and fourth, whilst Robinson finished second in the Sports group.

“We were made very welcome by the organising club,” said Walker. “It was a privilege to take part, and to ride and win again, for a special person #660.”

“A big thanks from all of us goes to Bill Smith and Karl Robinson for making it all possible.

“This weekend I will race a 450 for a second time this year @ Nett’s Dean Moor weekend to again celebrate Connors life! Let’s hope I have the same results as last weekend ??

“I am training hard with my eldest brother George now, to do my best at the 12hrs of Pont de Vaux so I’m looking forward to riding a 450 on Hardpack this weekend.

“I have just turned 15 years old now, in June, so will now contest in the adult ranks for the rest of the season.”