HSBC | UK ELITE GP: Brooke and Bacon win again
Josh Brooke and Pierce Bacon once again took home to top cash prizes in the third round of the HSBC | UK Elite GP at Great Blakenham this afternoon.
Josh Brooke came from behind to win a key heat off the outside of Lukas Nowacki and Paul Heard in the fourth round of races, which set the Great Blakenham rider up for victory, eventually finishing on 19 points.
Coventry’s Myke Grimes secured second after dropping two points to Brooke and Lewis Osborne in heat 11 to finish on 18. The Midlands rider almost completing a pass on Osborne, who managed to recover in time to head the Coventry skipper home.
Series leader Ben Mould joined Osborne on 17 points, forcing a run off for third, with Mould taking victory from the inside grids. Ipswich’s Ashley Hill capped off a good day by taking the final prize money in 5th.
Pierce Bacon took a 20 point maximum on his way to victory in the elite junior class. He won what turned out to be a crucial heat 6, heading home Kesgrave’s Lewis Brinkoff and Ed Morton, who dropped their only points in that race and ultimately decided their final placings.
14 year old Brinkoff impressed against riders many years older than him, underlining his great potential, while Morton had to make do with third after being drawn on the outside of his main rivals. It sets up a showdown in the north, where Gin Pit is the setting to find out who will take the junior crown between Bacon and Morton.
Harrison Bacon took fourth spot, with Adam Watson getting in the prize money placings again and coming away 5th.
1st Josh Brooke
2nd Myke Grimes
3rd Ben Mould
4th Lewis Osborne
5th Ashley Hill
1st Pierce Bacon
2nd Lewis Brinkoff
3rd Ed Morton
4th Harrison Bacon
5th Adam Watson
Cover photo by Andrew Parr