Traditional old school hillside charm awaits this weekend, as the fifth and penultimate round of the Judd KTM British Youth Championship hits the Little Silver circuit near Exeter.
With six titles on the line, the tightest scrap of all exists in the 50cc Auto section, where season-long championship leader, Robbie Daly (Judd Orange Brigade), now leads by just one point ahead of second-placed Lucas Lee.
Sitting in series third is Thailand’s, Brian Gyles, and if he can repeat his winning form from round three, he could yet haul himself back into title contention. Malachi Allan, Casey Lister and Tommy Perfect round out the top six respectively.
In the 65s, after taking four race wins at the previous round, Reece Jones, has cemented his place at the top of the standings.
In second place, Brandon Buckley is 26 points off the main prize as the new Bridgestone British Masters champion, Freddie Gardiner, holds the bronze medal position 13 points ahead of Charlie Richmond.
With Finlay Evans missing out on round four, the Small-wheel 85cc championship lead is now firmly in the grip of Tyla Hooley. Having already secured the Michelin MX Nationals crown, Hooley will be focused on the biggest prize of all this weekend.
His task is made all the easier sitting on a 125 point lead, as Shaun Mahoney leads McKenzie Marshall (the newly crowned Bridgestone Masters champion) by 4 points in the battle for the series silver.
Behind Marshall, and all looking to improve their standing, Warren Clarke, Billy Askew and Fin Wilson fill positions four to six respectively with only nine points covering the trio.
In the Big Wheel 85s, Sam Atkinson, is another with a National title already secured, however his challenge to score a memorable double depends on him overhauling this championship leader, SJP Husqvarna ace, Charlie Heyman.
After Heyman won three out of four rounds, it’s still all to play for at the top as he leads Atkinson by 16 points.
In the dust up for the section bronze, Revo Husqvarna pilot, Ollie Colmer, heads the chase keeping Charlie Palmer at bay.
Following a terrific showing at the previous round, where his series lead was under threat, Judd KTM Orange Brigade flier Preston Williams, has now stretched the gap at the top in the 125s.
Main title contender Jack Grayshon (Apico Husqvarna) is still in the hunt, but now 41 points adrift, as Williams team-mate, Louie Kessell, continues to lead the Rookie championship while sitting third in the main championship. Respectively, James Smith, Buster Hart and Jak Taylor make up the top six.
Recently turning 18, meant celebrations for Isle of Man speed merchant, Max Ingram, and there could be more to come this weekend with his chance of virtually wrapping up the Youth Open title.
Laying down a points clean sweep at the previous round would see HCR Yamaha jockey, Ingram, opened up a 118 point lead at the top as Jack Roberts eased himself into the silver medal position.
Auto 50cc: 1 Robbie Daly 826 pts, 2 Lucas Lee 825, 3 Brian Gyles 784, 4 Malachi Allan 708, 5 Casey Lister 679, 6 Tommy Perfect 679.
Junior 65cc: 1 Reece Jones 814 pts, 2 Brandon Buckley 788, 3 Freddie Gardiner 749, 4 Charlie Richmond 736, 5 Archie Jay Girdham 709, 6 Riley Ingram 666.
Small Wheel 85cc:1 Tyler Hooley 822 pts, 2 Shaun Mahoney 697, 3 3 McKenzie Marshall 693, 4 Warren Clarke 660, 5 Billy Askew 658, 6 Fin Wilson 651.
Big Wheel 85cc: 1 Charlie Heyman 874 pts, 2 Sam Atkinson 858, 3 Ollie Colmer 756, 5 Charlie Palmer 709, 5 Arai Elcock 644, 6 Jayden Haigh 630.
125cc: 1 Preston Williams 904 pts, 2 Jack Grayshon 863, 3 Louie Kessell 813, 4 James Smith 789, 5 Buster Hart 743, 6 Jak Taylor 660.
Youth Open: 1 Max Ingram 883 pts, 2 Jack Roberts 765, 3 Dominic Lancett 714, 4 Drew Anderson 482, 5 Nathan Green 202, 6 Jack Moore 202.
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