It was double delight for GT rider Kye Whyte as he twice took top spot in the Superclass at the HSBC UK National BMX Series in Birmingham, while Bethany Shriever replicated the feat in the women’s racing.
A confident and controlled approach to his motos saw Whyte do just enough to qualify for his finals.
And he showed his class in both of the Superclass showpiece events, taking the holeshot and leading from the front to take consecutive wins.
Curtis Manaton did all he could to take the race to Whyte in R5 but was made to settle for second, while in R6 he was perfectly positioned in second spot until he pulled his foot out of the pedal and found himself uncharacteristically bringing up the rear of the race, whilst Quillan Isidore took full advantage, trading in his third spot from R5 to second in Sunday’s final.
Calum Strickland completed the podium in R6, making up for a disappointing R5 result.
Shriever asserts her dominance
Once again Shriever was head and shoulders above the competition, dominating all her motos and both finals over the weekend in the women’s races.
Charlotte Green gave Shriever the closest race of the weekend in R5, but even she couldn’t make inroads in the lead of the dominant Shriever, having to console herself with second, while Emily Green took third.
Green sat out R6, leaving Emily Green to make the moves placing herself in 2nd, whilst 14-year-old old Emily Hutt rode an impressive race, finishing fast to claim third.
Hartwell steals in
Once again, the junior men produced one of the most entertaining races of the weekend with their R5 final a real spills and thrills affair.
Tyreese Bradshaw and Matthew Hutt were battling it out for first and second when they left a gap on the second berm, giving Chad Hartwell the opportunity to dive underneath.
Hartwell took the chance, riding to the finish line to take the win, leaving Hutt and Bradshaw on the floor and limping home in 6th and 7th respectively.
Sunday’s final was much more straightforward, with Hutt taking the holeshot from gate 3 and leading from the start to the finish to take the win, with Bradshaw nudged out into 3rd by an impressive ride from Nathan Wood.