MATCH REPORT: Midlands BYJL Round 3 from Coventry

There was another good day of racing at Coventry as the Midlands held the third of their regional rounds, with a number of new faces.


In the U8s Corey Burt made it two wins on the trot on his new bike, winning all of his races. Coventry’s impressive newcomer Jude Wilcockson was second, with Autumn Smith and young Sophie Ball following them home.  A mention too for Leicester’s Liam Wells, younger brother of Kyle, who looked very lively in winning the B Final on his debut.

U8 Series Standings

  1. Corey Burt 70
  2. Autumn Smith & Boyd Haines 45
  3. Sophie Ball 42


The U10s has been a highly contested group this year and the return of Ronnie Wassall added to the competition. In the end it was another win for Connor Steel, but Wyatt Jacobs, Kyle Wells and Ronnie all had their moments.

U10 Series Standings

  1. Connor Steel 75
  2. Kyle Wells 58
  3. Wyatt Jacobs 56
  4. Dylan Hawtin 46


On his home track overall leader Jack Reynolds was favourite for victory, but he was well aware of the threat that Sophie Sinclair-Black posed, taking her very wide to ensure victory when they met in the heats.

In the final Sophie made light of her gate three starting position moving across to trap Jack and his team mate Jacob Slezak and race to victory, while Reynolds came to grief at the end of lap 3 after a challenge for the lead. After Reynolds failed to remount his machine, the race was awarded on the last lap, with Sophie Sinclair-Black taking the win, ahead of Jacob Slezak, Megan Burt and Jack Reynolds, who lives to fight another day.

U12 Series Standings

  1. Jack Reynolds 66
  2. Sophie Sinclair Black 61
  3. Todd Rowley and Jacob Slezak 52


In the third attempt at running the U14 final it was Jimmy Wassall who had the upper hand from team mate Ben Wells, with Tyler Bould and Josh Whetton unable to pass the Coventry duo.

U14 Series Standings

  1. Ben Wells 65
  2. Tyler Bould 56
  3. Josh Whetton & Jimmy Wassall 50


Brandon Whetton had no problem in winning the U17 final but behind him Jake White, who had been a lively challenger all afternoon, was a deserved  runner up ahead of Haydn Rowley and Kyle Ryan

U17 Series Standings

  1. Brandon Whetton 66
  2. Jake White 56
  3. Haydn Rowley 43


In the Girls Elizabeth Rigley took her third win, but team mate Chloe Whitehead pushed her all the way, beating her from the back in one of the heats. Sammi Marsh and Georgia Burt were the other finalists.

Girls Series standings

Elizabeth Rigley 75, Sammi Marsh 58, Georgia Burt 48

Team scores

Wednesfield 194, Coventry 175, Leicester 84, East Park 59 and Birmingham 44

Team Series Standings

Wednesfield 15, Coventry 12, Leicester 6.5, East Park 6, Birmingham 5.5

Total riders: 50

The final round will be at Wednesfield on June 4 when the winnrers of this year’s trophies will be decided.