Four down, two to go! 2020 British Minibike Championship Finale – Preview
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In the Kids 50cc class, Riley Ray Barrow has been outstanding, but by missing round four he holds just a slender lead over a handful of young chargers who are ready to pounce if the series leader drops the ball. Zach White leads the charge and is just six points behind Barrow, while Ethan Georgiou, Aaron Shepherd-Smith and Freddie Darvill are all within striking distance.
Robbie Daly has been beaten just once in 2020 and holds a commanding 49 point series lead, but with 150 points up for grabs over the weekend he won’t be taking anything for granted. Marty Spires and Jamie Thorpe will be going all out to close the gap on the leader as well as looking to cement the number two spot in the series while riders like Frankie Donoghue and Kieran Bullock will have their eyes on a final dash for the podium.
In the Youth Juniors, it is a two way battle between Jamie Clarke and Maddy Banks for the title with the duo being separated by just 16 points.
Leo Vowles will look to put the misery of missing out on the Youth Senior title last year out of his mind as he goes into this weekend with a 19 point advantage over Jake Speller, but the racing in this class is intense and anything can happen. Jack Perry, Ethan Lochrie and Rocco Lanza are all in close contention for the final podium spot so expect the competition in this class to be fierce and frantic.
Talking of fierce and frantic, the new Farm Bike class has been an awesome addition to the series. Matt Bayliss leads the charge from Aaron OMahoney and Freddie Lambeth, but with new racers joining the ranks, like last round winner Chris Bayliss (Matts Brother) and Pro Motocrosser Mel Pocock predictions will go out of the window.
Tyrone Tugell already has the Fun 140cc title in the bag and he will be keen to continue this dominance at the weekend and fend off the likes of Jason Edwards, Ollie Fletcher and Daniel Edwards.
Adam Burton is poised to end the Chris Rose dominance in the Vets class, and with 34 points up his sleeve he knows that as long as he stays in close contact of his title rivals Jay Taylor, Phillip Thomas and Colin Blackwell he will be tasting champagne by the end of the weekend.
In the Master’s Dan Foreman has been the man to beat, but Scott Joyner showed his mettle by winning round four and with just 18 points between the two this could go down to the wire. Glenn Wilson looks in control of third but a good weekend by Spencer Howard or Jeff Pike could challenge that.
Daniel Lee almost has the Stock Mod title in the bag and celebrations could be rife in his camp on Saturday if he can get the job done with a round to spare. Simon Vowles and Dave Lamb both have their eyes on the runners up spot with 10 points between them.
Ash Gorman has gone unbeaten so far in the Super Stocks and it is hard to see that changing this weekend. Tied on 212 points apiece in second are Craig Sharp and Craig Powell so that is where the action will be in this class.
In the Pro MBC 190 category Blaine Blackwell has been virtually unstoppable but there are 420 points up for grabs over the weekend so a 65 point lead won’t give him any comfort going into the weekend. Daniel Muddiman is set to be the biggest challenger with the likes of Paul Benham, Callum Gutteridge, Steve Ledger and Scott Thomas not out of the picture either.