Who will challenge Llamas at Apex?? British Minibike Champs Round 4 – Preview
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Ethan Georgiou is in control of the Kids 50cc class but with some super fast wildcards showing up at each round who will take the round win is an open book. One thing we do know is that the likes of Georgiou, Otto Hookam, Corben Rowan and George Everest will all be looking to score good points to add to their championship chasing tallies.
Ben Casey has dominated two rounds of the Kids 65cc class and in turn, tops the standings from Maddie Banks and Max Pridmore who will both be out to close the gap.
It’s been three rounds unbeaten for Harry Lee in the Youth Junior category and it will be down to the likes of Harrison Goddard and Ben Johnstone to claim his scalp this weekend.
There are just 12 points separating the top three in the Youth Senior group with Jake Speller holding the top spot by 10 points over Freddy Hills with Leo Vowles just two points further back. There is a whole hoard of other challengers though including the winner of the first two rounds Harry Streeter who missed round three, and the last round winner Michael Scriven who missed round one, but who are both close enough to the leader to dispute the title.
The Masters class has been keenly fought this year with Matt Chamberlian holding the top spot going into Apex. Last years champ Lee Mitchell is only 21 points back though and with Pat Crump joining the fray and winning the last two rounds there are plenty of permutations that could play out.
Defending Vets Champ Chris Rose has been running riot this year and it will take some real heroics to topple him from his mantle this year with the likes of Phil Thomas and Jay Taylor the next in line of the standings.
The fun class went down a storm at Champs Parc and drew a mixture of old and new racers out of the woodwork so expect that to continue this weekend at Apex.
French Racer Kevin Llamas has ruled the roost in the premier 160 class taking wins in each of the first three rounds. Not that he is unbeatable though as Dom Foreman who lies third in the series has shown him his back wheel on a few occasions, but not when it matters in the final. Blaine Blackwell had a great round at Champs Parc which elevated him to second in the standings but he too will know he has to up his game if he is to catch Llamas. Ash Gorman has settled into the 160’s well and will be looking to break into the top three for the first time as will young upstarts Ewan Goddard and Louis Dutton.
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