Colmer extends 125cc British Motocross Championship lead

May 05th 2021 | by James Casey
Talon-supported GRT Holeshot KTM were back in action this weekend for round two of the 2021 REVO ACU British Motocross Championship at the famous Cadders Hill circuit near Lyng in Norfolk.
After rain during the week the track was in perfect condition and turned out to be a real treat for riders and spectators alike.
Riders Finley Evans and Kyle McNicol put on respectable displays in the Big Wheel 85cc class and MX2 respectively, while Ollie Colmer extended his championship lead in the 125cc class with a double-podium finish.

Ollie Colmer – 125cc

The combined 125cc and Open classes were first to hit the track bright and early on Sunday morning.  Ollie Colmer put in a strong performance to take P3 in qualification, with the top three 125cc riders all sitting on the same second at the end of the session.
Ollie had an unusually lacklustre start in race one but fought his way through the pack in the first few laps, getting up to 2nd place very quickly.  Unfortunately, by that time the leader had slipped away, but Ollie kept pushing until the flag for a very solid P2 finish.
In race two, Ollie was back to his fast-starting self and battled in the top three all race, taking P2 at the flag with only four seconds separating the top three, this gave Ollie 2nd overall for the weekend and extended his Championship points lead, ensuring that he retains his red plate for round three.

Finley Evans – BW85cc

Finley Evans arrived at Lyng as the BW85cc Championship leader, but having not ridden at the circuit before.  A couple of small mistakes in qualification on his flying laps whilst learning the track meant a P12 qualifying position and everything to play for in the races.  After a superb start in race one, Finley unfortunately crashed out of 2nd place towards the end of the first lap, giving himself a lot of work to do. A 10th place finish at the flag was the result, good solid points for the championship.

In race two Finley got bogged down in the first turn, again giving himself a tough job. However, he kept pushing forward right until the end for a P6 finish, giving him 6thoverall for the day and leaving him in 3rd place in the Championship, 15 points off the new series leader.

Kyle McNicol – MX2

Kyle McNichol continues to serve his MX2 apprenticeship in a fast and furious group of 250cc British Championship riders. He came into the event confident and knowing that he has done all he could with his training on and off the bike in the build-up.  After a solid P23 in qualification, Kyle avoided first lap carnage in race one and kept his head down to finish in 23rd place.
Race two saw a more confident Kyle finding his feet with the track. After a much better start than in race one, he kept charging right to the end of the moto and claimed 19th place, giving him 22nd overall on the day.
Jon Giffard, GRT HOLESHOT KTM Team Manager, said: “Overall it was another solid weekend for the team with lots of positives, including the welcome return of spectators to the REVO ACU MXGB Championship.  We’re super pleased that Ollie has retained his Championship red plate, Finley sits in a good position to take him forward for the rest of the season and Kyle continues to hit his personal targets and make improvements in a class stacked full of talent at every race meeting”.

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