The final rounds (9 and 10) of the 2021 British Minibike Championship takes place at the aptly named Champs Parc in Kettering at the weekend where the new champions will be crowned.
Blaine Blackwell seems to have escaped the clutches of early pacesetter Kieran Sembiante in the Pro class but with a 71 point lead and 600 points up for grabs, nothing is certain that is for sure. Onto of the championship chase young guns, Leo Vowles and Harry Streeter will be keen to keep the old guard of Dan Freeman and Jody Burton off of the series podium.
Oaklan Winnall and Jacob Hackett have won every single Kids 50cc race between them and not surprisingly it comes down to these two for the 2021 title. The odds are stacked in Winnall’s favour as he has a 88 point gap at the top of the standings, so a cool, calm and collected weekend for him will see him on the top step of the podium at the end of the weekend. Expect the likes of Jenson Batner, Seth Golding, Zach White and Oakley Summers to be in amongst the points too and battling for weekend podiums.
In the Kids 65cc class, Franky Donoghue holds a slender 9 point lead over Robbie Daly who has had a fantastic season winning pretty much wherever he goes. If Daly rocks up at Champs Parc, Donoghue will need to be at his best to keep hold of the number one spot. Former 50cc champ Riley-Ray Barrow has enjoyed his elevation to the 65’s and could if he has a strong round end up on the box. Other weekend contenders will be Ethan Georgiou, Leo Ormondroyd and Jack Brown.
Tyler Griffiths and Hugh Darley have been duking it out in the Youth Juniors all season long, but it is Griffiths who holds the cards and a 32 point advantage over his rival going into the weekend. Olly Haynes looks set for third in the series, while the likes of Jess Cooling, Miley Hodgson and Max Cotton will be looking to round out their season with a big result.
A decent points haul in the opening moto will see Harry Lee crowned Youth Senior champion after what has been a phenomenal season for the youngster, but the battle for the runner up place still rages hard with Ethan Lochrie, Harrison Haslam and Ben Johnstone all set to go at. Jacob Darley will be keen to follow on from his good form at the last rounds too and could be a spoiler as could be Jack Saunders.
Lewis Rose has been the dominant force over reigning champion Ash Gorman in the Superstock 110’s. Gorman got the better of his rival last time out but is it a case of too little too late for Ash who has an 82 point gap to make up on Rose? Ben Rose will be looking to keep his paws firmly on the third and final podium spot as Nick Luckman, Luke Walker and George Pym will all have their eyes on the prize.
In the Masters class, Jody Burton and Dan Foreman have been Yo Yo’ing all season long with just 9 points dividing them going into the deciding weekend. This one we reckon will go down to the wire. Scott Joyner looks set fare for third but if he slips up the likes of Jeff Pike and Tony Herd will be there to pick up the pieces.
Neil Parsons leads the Vets charge, 61 points over Jay Taylor with Chris Rose in third and looking to make up ground after missing the last two rounds. An outside bet for a podium spot is Phil Thomas who is just 12 points behind Rose.
It’s all set to be a cracking season finale. For more info head to https://www.facebook.com/minibikechamps
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