Triple Top for SJP Moto Husqvarna at FatCat – Team Report
This weekend saw the SJP Moto Husqvarna team head to British Youth Championship at FatCat Moto Parc for the third round of the year. The track was in great conditions and provided a true challenge for the best riders in the country. Heading into the event the team were hoping to continue their fine form and take control of the championship standings.
In the 65cc class Reece Jones took the overall victory after taking four of the five wins during the weekend and if it wasn’t for a crash in the second moto while in the lead it would have been a clean sweep. The overall victory meant that Reece now leads the championship by 49 points. Also in the 65cc class was Archie-Jay Girdham who after qualifying second fastest went onto finish 7th overall after suffering a few mistakes which led to a 7 – 28 – 2 – 6 – 5 scorecard. Archie now sits 5th in the championship and just 87 points off teammate Jones in the Championship lead.
In the Small Wheel 85cc class Finley Evans took the overall victory with teammate Billy Askew claiming third overall. Finley took two race wins as he went 3rd and 2nd on Saturday and then started Sunday with a race win followed by a 9th after making a mistake while in the lead and then took another win in the final moto. Finley continues to lead the championship and holds a 14-point lead. Billy Askew started the weekend with a 10th and 12th on Saturday but turned it around on Sunday with a 4th and then took a race win and a second place and now sits 8th in the championship. Lucy Barker rode solid all weekend and went 22 – 24 – 21 – 27 – 22 to secure 25th overall and 22nd in the Championship
Charlie Heyman was looking to take back control of the Big Wheel 85cc class championship and started the weekend by claiming pole in qualifying and backed it up with a race win and a second place on the Saturday. Sunday saw Charlie dominant the class and claim three race wins. Charlie now holds 9-point lead. Also competing in the class was Jayden Haigh who went 6 – 7 – 8 – 8 and was on course to claim 5th overall but a small mistake saw him finish 9th and finish the weekend in 8th overall but tied on points for 6th and has moved up to 8th in the championship.
After the great results this weekend, four of the team’s riders will now prepare to head to Italy for the World Junior Championships as part of Team GB later this week.
Leighton Haigh – Team Manager – “This weekend has been a great weekend for the team with three overall victories in all three classes that we compete in and we are now leading all three classes as well. In the 65’s Reece was on top form and if it wasn’t for a crash would have swept the motos, Archie was riding well but made a couple of mistakes. In the Small Wheel 85’s Finley was consistent once again and took the overall with Billy claiming third overall and his first BYC race win and Lucy Barker in 25th. Charlie was on top form in the Big Wheels and showed his class and strength this weekend while Jayden continues to improve at each round.”
We now look forward to heading to Italy with four of the team riders to the World Junior Championship as they represent Team GB.