Victory and Podium for SJP Moto KTM at Canada Heights
This weekend saw the SJP Moto KTM team head to Canada Heights in Kent for the third round of the Michelin MX Nationals.
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With Askew and Heyman leads their classes the team were hoping for some strong results. The weekend started with qualifying and in the MXY125 class Charlie Heyman took pole with Jayden Haigh third fastest. In the Big Wheel 85cc class Billy Askew took pole position.
In the first MXY125 race Heyman took the race win by over 13 seconds with Haigh taking a third-place finish. In the second race on Saturday Heyman took another solid race win with Haigh finishing in third once again but following the race Haigh was issued with a penalty and dropped to 8th in results.
In the Big Wheel 85cc class Billy Askew was in fine form on the Saturday and claimed both race wins after being in race long battles for the victory.
Sunday morning saw the riders head back out on track for their final two races of the weekend. In the MXY125 class unfortunately both Charlie and Jayden both suffered a bad opening race with Charlie finishing 13rd after a stone derailed his chain, while Jayden suffered a heavy crash and finished 19th. In the final race Heyman once again took the win and Jayden finished 12th after struggling following the crash in race three.
Heyman ended the weekend in second overall and leads the Championship by 44 points, while Jayden finished 9th overall and sits third in the Championship.
In the 85cc class Billy started Sunday with another race win and then in the final race, Billy took the early race lead but dropped to third after clipping a piece of track fencing and crashing and finished in 3rd at the flag. After finishing 1,1,1,3 Billy took the Overall win and leads the Championship by 32 points.
Leighton Haigh – Team Manager – This weekend has been another good weekend for the team. In the MXY125 class Charlie rode great and took three race wins and had it not been for a stone derailing the chain it would have been 4 wins. Jayden rode great on Saturday to finish 3rd in both races but was unfortunate to be given a penalty. On the Sunday he suffered a big crash that impacted his results. Billy was a star in the Big Wheel 85cc class and has been doing great every week. He took 3 out of the 4 race wins but could have had 4 wins if he didn’t have a small crash in the last race. Overall it was a good weekend for the team and we move onto the next event.