Round 5 of the Eurovets series travelled to Newport on Saturday in what turned out to be in treacherous conditions with heavy rain falling throughout. Racing on the pacey Welsh circuit proved hard work for the riders.
Paul Timms took his 2nd victory of the series by outgating home hero Colin Simmons to seal victory in the 60”s A final. Paul also made the 50’s B final and let slip 2nd place but held on for 3rd from his Monarch team mate Steve Hodgkinson.
Mark Winwood also made the A final in the 40’s and battled hard throughout the race trying a wide outside pass on the last lap which forced race leader Kev Burns to make a defensive move, whilst Northumbrian Jason Keith slipped under both to steal the win on the line, leaving Winwood having to settle for 3rd on the day.
On Sunday the Mini Monarchs took on Brandon in 2 challenge matches. The rain stayed away and the action took place in glorious weather. In the first match the U12 Monarchs proved much to strong for the Brandon youngsters however the visitors turned the tables in the 2nd division friendly by taking a comprehensive victory.
Round 2 of the Nationals YJL came to East Park last Saturday. Connor Steel starred for the Monarchs taking 2nd place in the A final in the U12’s. Bekah Humphries also competed and came 4th in the C final. Both an improvement on round 1.
For the first time we had representation in all age categories. Ewan Hancox took a win in the B final of the U18’s with Jake Steel scoring 8 points. Ryan Winwood took victory in the D final of the U14’s whilst Charlie Buet Gannon was 2nd in the C final of the U10's. Newcomers Izzy Buet Gannon and Samuel Price took part in the U8’s scoring 4 and 5 respectively.
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