HSBC | UK ELITE GP: Mould and Morton in the driving seat
As the Cycle Speedway HSBC | UK Elite GP party crashes into the South East and East region this weekend, Newport’s Ben Mould and Sheffield’s Ed Morton are currently heading the standings with just two rounds remaining.
Mould’s lead, after a first and third, is especially healthy, but with all riders able to drop one round of scores from 4, at least 5 others are still in with a shout of the title – if they can make the podium in Great Blakenham.
Round two winner Josh Brooke and runner up Lukas Nowacki will still be in contention, as could Lewis Osborne, Myke Grimes and Paul Heard if things go their way in Suffolk, while Charlie Rumbold still has an outside chance.
Mould is very much in the driving seat though, knowing one more win could seal it from the final two rounds for the British Champion.
In the elite junior class, round one winner, Ed Morton’s lead is just two points over closest rival and round 2 winner, Pierce Bacon. Both are in a strong position after good finishes in the first two rounds. Adam Watson, Brandon Whetton and Carl Parfitt are all still in with a chance after securing at least one podium.
The event begins at midday at Great Blakenham Village Hall (IP6 0NJ), the elite junior class take to the track first, with the elite men’s following at approximately 2pm, with potential semi finals in both, depending on final entries.
Cover photo by Andy Whitehouse