MATCH REPORT: BYJL South East GP Round 2 from Ipswich

The cold weather did not deter riders from attending the second round of the BYJL/SEGP at Ipswich with increased numbers compared to round one.

With many riders returning for this second round at Ipswich, Kesgrave’s Oliver Edmunds put up an even more impressive performance to again win the U8 A final with Luca Woodhouse, Harvey Schumake and Oscar Hammond following him home for a Kesgrave clean sweep. Oliver has amassed a seventeen point lead after just two rounds.

Ryker Jolly (Kesgrave) was also impressive in winning the U10 A final from top qualifier Charlie Parr (Kesgrave). Ryker made a demon start from gate one and, despite a determined effort, Charlie could not get passed. Kesgrave’s Magnus Vincent was third with Lewis Ruminski Clark of Ipswich fourth.

Kesgrave’s returning pair of Noah Woodhouse and Charlie Beeton were the class of the U12 field and finished first and second respectively in the A final. The tables were turned between Kai Gowers of Ipswich and last round winner, Torsten Jolly (Kesgrave), with Kai finishing third and Torsten fourth.

Lewis Brinkhoff (Kesgrave) was sublime all afternoon and triumphed in the U14s A final from Ipswich’s Ben Clarke. Charlie Johnson (Ipswich) did well to finish third after damaging his wrist in a nasty tumble during the heats. Kesgrave’s Jake Vincent battled hard but finished in fourth.

Pierce Bacon (Ipswich) made amends for falling in the last round’s A final by taking the U18 victory from Reece Johnson and brother Harrison Bacon, both Ipswich. The rapid Keanu Bowers (Great Blakenham) finished fourth.

Lily Gedge seemed to be coasting during qualifying but powered to victory in the girls final with Gemma Hill taking an excellent second place from Chloe Pearce third, all three from Ipswich.

Matt Hill cruised to victory in the seniors category ahead of Leon Mower, Richard Fellgett and Charlie Jane-Herbert, all four from Ipswich.

The veterans produced a close fought battle between Gary Brown (Kesgrave) and Paddy Wenn (Norwich) which was settled in favour of Gary. Ipswich riders, Darren Mitchell and Ian Johnson finished third and fourth.

The youngsters again provided great entertainment with excellent, close racing and good natured humour thrown in, particularly from Emil Gowers with his extravagant celebrations when winning during qualifying and taking the U8 B final win.


U8 1st Oliver Edmunds (Kes), 2nd Luca Woodhouse (Kes), 3rd Harvey Shumake (Kes), 4th Oscar Hammond (Kes)

U10 1st Ryker Jolly (Kes), 2nd Charlie Parr (Kes), 3rd Magnus Vincent (Kes), 4th Lewis Ruminski Clark (Ips)

U12 1st Noah Woodhouse (Kes), 2nd Charlie Beeton (Kes), 3rd Kai Gowers (Ips), 4th Torsten Jolly (Kes)

U14 1st Lewis Brinkhoff (Kes), 2nd Ben Clarke (Ips), 3rd Charlie Johnson (Ips), 4th Jake Vincent (Kes)

U18 1st Pierce Bacon (Ips), 2nd Reece Johnson (Ips), 3rd Harrison Bacon (Ips), 4th Keanu Bowers (Blak)

Girls 1st Lily Gedge (Ips), 2nd Gemma Hill (Ips), 3rd Chloe Pearce (Ips)

Team scores:

Little League

Kesgrave 188, Ipswich 72

Youth & Junior League

Ipswich 159, Kesgrave 123, Blakenham 34, Hethersett 10, Norwich 5