HSBC ELITE GP: Entries gather momentum
Entries for the first round of the brand new HSBC GP Series are gathering momentum, with some top Great Britain riders already entered, while some of the top juniors have entered the Junior competition.
The top three scores from four rounds count to the final total, with the overall champion being crowned at the end of the series. Prize money is also up for grabs across all four rounds.
Great Britain squad members, European number 4, Josh Brooke and British number two and three, Myke Grimes and Lewis Osborne are amongst the entrants (pictured left to right in cover photo), while former world champion and highly decorated, Steve Harris is also included in the line up.
However, the series was dealt a blow with the news that European Champion, Lukas Nowacki has broken his collarbone in a MTB accident last week. Nowacki wrote on his website just a few weeks ago that he was looking forward to the new series, but is now sadly sidelined for the first round at least. We wish Lukas well in his recovery.
It is rumoured that former European Champion, Damian Zareba is hoping to compete in three of the four rounds and will be amongst the favourites if he does after displaying excellent early season form.
In the junior category, two of the sport’s best prospects, Ipswich’s Pierce Bacon and Poole Fraser Garnett are in the mix, along with Poole’s top girl racer, Macie Schmidt, who is going from strength to strength after more appearances in Poole’s first team, as she looks to go one better in the British Women’s final, after finishing runner up in 2016.
Entries close on 29th April. Entries are allowed on the day, but it costs £5 more after the deadline.
Junior Age limit – Riders born 1999 – 2002.