Minibike fever set for Fatcats! British Minibike Championships Round 2 – Preview
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With the World Champs sandwiched between the first and second rounds, those looking for domestic glory will be super pumped for this weekend.
Robbie Daly was an absolute master in the 50cc class at the first round at Champs Parc but he often has other commitments as does Riley Ray Barrow, so expect to see MBC stalwarts like Mason Flynn, Ethan Georgiou, and Otto Hookham come into the fore after finishing 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively last time out.
The brand new 65cc class has been proving popular and as the group develops, we will start to see who are the front runners for the series so this will be an exciting one to watch.
The Youth Junior class has seen a big group of riders move up to the Senior ranks which has left new heroes to emerge, with Harry Lee proving unbeatable this year in both the British and World Champs. Who will be able to challenge him at Fatcats?
Harry Streeter put himself on the top step of the box at Champs Parc in the Youth Senior class, but this group of super talented racers will be determined to make up ground. Ones we expect to make a plunge for the front are Senna Ace Summers fresh from a great World Champs, Freddy Hills, Jake Speller, Alex Dutton, last years Junior champ Leo Vowles, Jack Perry and Ethan Lochrie.
Chris Rose was a cut above in the Vets at round 1, and with the new scoring format, and with him mixing with the best it’s going to take a special golden oldy to challenge him. The Masters category is a lot more open, but Jody Burton has had a storming 2019 so far and holds the number 1 spot but Lee Mitchell, Matt Chamberlain and Jody Barnes are all within striking distance.
In the Semi Auto class Oscar Stearn holds the number 1 spot while in the Stock Mods its Simon Vowles with the power in his hands.
The new Race Format in the 160’s chucked up some interesting results, and coming to the fore was French racer Kevin Llamas who was a class act in round 1. The competition will be fierce though with Blaine Blackwell in the number 2 spot set to be chomping at his heels, as will the aforementioned Masters top dog Burton, Dave Lamb, Dom Foreman, Ash Gorman and youngsters Louis Dutton, James Lee and Ewan Goddard. The question is will the newly crowned World Champion Nathan Marsden make an appearance? If he does that will surely throw a spanner into the works. Expect Daniel Fisher to build on his World Champs runner up spot and start to push for British Podiums too.
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