PREVIEW: Midlands and SE&E go to the wire in Supertrax Battle of Britain
This Sunday welcomes the conclusion of the inaugural Supertrax Battle of Britain series, where it’s neck and neck at the top of the table between the South East and East, who travel to Hull to take on the North and Scotland, and the Midlands who ride at Poole against South West and Wales.
There has been little to separate South East and East and the Midlands all series, with both teams collecting away wins against each other while beating their other opponents.
Both contests between the two sides in the Elite Men’s class were high quality matches that went down to the wire and certainly displayed the best of what CS pairs racing has to offer. In round 6, both sides will probably need a win to remain in contention, with a play off the likely (but unconfirmed) scenario, as per Elite League rules, which precede the competition.
If the South West and Wales put out their strongest team in Poole, it will certainly ask questions of the Midlands. Likewise in Hull, if the North and Scotland boss Mike Hack can galvanise and install some belief into his squad, they could do the South East and East some damage.
In the Elite Junior class, the Midlands have wrapped up the title already, but will be looking to make it 6 our of 6 against South West and Wales’ young but talented side. The North and Scotland v South East and East junior fixtures could be a close one if all the regions top riders make the trip and should be good viewing for the neutral.
Also on Sunday, Leicester host the fourth and final round of Women’s League racing. South West and Wales have won the team event already, but there is still individual glory up for grabs in the elite and intermediate categories.