CLUB NEWS: Hawks take all 6 wins in Norfolk Go-Ride and GP

HETHERSETT HAWKS / YELLOW BRICK MORTGAGES had 16 riders at Eaton Park for Round 5 of the Norfolk GO-RIDE and Grand Prix series. Riders in this series have experienced a variety of track conditions in the previous four rounds from cold winds, rain and dust but nothing quite like round 5 – 31 degrees heat and a strong hot breeze blowing across the park.

Despite that racing was very competitive. especially in the Under 12/14 category with some leading riders absent. Luca El-Labany got his first win in the series and that helped the Hawks win all six categories. Lola Martin came from the back to take second place while Mason Martin pulled a great line to pass Harry Everiss in the Senior/Under-16 Final.

One of the biggest cheers from a decent crowd sheltering under the trees was reserved for Cerys Williams getting her first race win.

Full results of finals (Hethersett unless stated) –

U8 & U10
A – 1 Oscar Copeland 2 Arlo Davies 3 Nula El-Labany (1st U8) 4 Alfie Gunn
B – 1 Isaac Emms (2nd U8) 2 Henry Everson (3rd U8) 3 Dakota Ridge 4 Cerys Williams #
C – 1 Michael Whitfield 2 Elsie Booth 3 Thomas King (Norwich -ns)
# – U13 rider riding down a group

U12 & U14
A – 1 Luca El-Labany (U12 1st) 2 Lola Martin (U12 2nd) 3 Zachery Eastwood (Norwich – U12 3rd) 4 Amelia Dodson
B – 1 Austin Brailey 2 Lewis Booth

U16 & Senior
A – 1 Mason Martin (U16 1st) 2 Harry Everiss (Norwich) 3 Jamie Medler (Norwich) 4 Dave Martin
B – 1 Jack Western (Norwich) 2 David Adams (Norwich – ns)

Referee Gary Colby
Round 6 is at Hethersett on Wednesday July 12th (7.00)

Meanwhile Glyn Morgan made the long trip to Exeter for the latest Eurovets Round which celebrated the Devon club’s 60th anniversary. He fell in one ride and had to work hard for a second place in his last ride to finish with 12 points – enough to make the Over-60s A Final. He finished third in the final which still leaves him in second place in the series.

The next round in that competition is in Newport on Saturday 22nd July.

This weekend some Hawks will make the trip to Sheffield on Saturday for the first national round of the British Youth & Junior League while on Sunday it is back to Eaton Park for a South-East Division 2 match (2 p.m.)