July 10th, 2019.

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Last weekend saw the final round of the Nora-MX championship, and also the sixth round of the Cromwell Trucks ACU British championship.

Alfie, back on familiar territory with his trusty 250, looked every part the Pro racer, in control and attacking the demanding track in his normal ‘flat out’ fashion. He worked his way through the pack every time, proving he can pass, jump and simply out-ride the more experienced Elite riders. He went one better in each of the Clubman Elite races with a third, second and a win earning him the runners-up slot – pretty impressive when you consider he was a lone 250 rider against the might of the 450s! He was a delight to watch!

Harry put in a storming performance in the British, to take second overall on the day with a second, third and first, and keep his championship hopes alive as we head into the final two rounds. He’s also the clear leader in the Under-21 championship. His qualifying time of 1:51.087 placed him second and so with a decent gate pick, he was in a good place.

He rode with confidence to take it to Reid and McLernon. McLernon was on fire in the opening moto but Harry kept up the pace. In the second race, the more experienced Reid blocked Harry’s attempts to pass and as the pair battled out front, McLernon started to reel them in and, unfortunately, whilst Harry was still trying to get past Reid, McLernon slipped through to second. But, come moto three and it was a different story as Harry got his moves in early and, bar a lunge from Callaway who was throwing everything at it and nearly wiped them both out, he powered on to a comfortable lead and the win.

All eyes are now on Deanmoor for the penultimate round of the British on 21st July. It’s a track Harry enjoys and has had great success there; winning his first-ever British championship race there when he was 18-years-old and then last year taking his first-ever overall British championship win at the age of 19. Interestingly, Reid too went well there, so we’ll have to get some tactical work in place …

It’s then back on European duties for the weekend of the 26th and 27th July when Harry goes out to the EMX at Latvia – no rest for the wicked then!!