IT wasn’t a good forecast for the fifth round of the National Minimoto Road Racing Championship hosted by Rednal.
Just as practise began the rain came down and with a selection of wet tyres to choose from on the Minimoto, James decided to do some testing to work out which would be the best for these conditions. It wasn’t such a problem for the GP70 as only one choice of wet tyre is available.
Sunday morning was dry and the tyres needed to be changed again. Qualifying went well and James got to grips with the track, taking pole on the Minimoto and second position on the GP70.
Race one, with a slow start James was in third place but by the third corner he had forced his way in to first place and managed to control the race and with a comfortable lead taking the win. Race two got underway and with a better start James sat in second place but again by the third corner took the lead. It was a close exciting race with James being pushed all the way, but managing to take the win over the line.
Practise session went well on the GP70 and James was enjoying the track with some impressive lap times. Race one got underway with a good start from James taking the lead and held it throughout to take the win. Race two was a different story, with a good start James lead up until lap five when he went wide in to a corner and nearly lost the bike. The youngster managed to save it but had mud on his tyres and almost high sided in the chicane. James kept his cool and managed to save it again, still taking the race win.
James father Stephen added “We had a good weekend and James really enjoyed the track, he is really getting to grips with his GP70. We would like to thank our sponsors NGK, YRF, EC1 Drinks, Forte, Wiz Racing and Bikewise, Family and Friends for all their support.”