A sunny day and a great crowd greeted the UK’s top 4X riders for round five of the National Points series, held at the fantastic Redhill track near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire at the weekend.
Series leader Scott Beaumont (Rocky MountainUK) stretched his advantage after taking another smooth and controlled win ahead of Charge Bikes rider Lewis Lacey and Team BikeRadar’s Will Longden, with a great ride for Dave Richardson of Flow Bikes in fourth making his first final as an Elite – there’s more to come from him for sure.
The smooth, fast track is littered with an array of technical jumps and despite having very few corners it created some of the best racing in the series so far. The crowd were treated to race after race full of action, with multiple passes and challenges for the lead in every single heat, and final.
The tricky grass turn into the finish line caught out many riders as rain from the previous day made it slick. Caution was needed but couldn’t always be spared with such close quarters racing.
Will Longden said: “It’s been a great weekend, good racing and a fun track. It’s good to see more people trying out 4X, the tracks for the National Series have improved so much over the last few years that racing in the UK has become a genuine spring board for young riders looking to try out some International racing. At the same time it’s perfect for any newcomers who want to sign on and give racing a go.”
Scott Beaumont said: “I felt good today, I trained hard specifically for 4X before the World Champs and that form seems to be rolling on now which is great for the next few World Cups coming up in Canada.”
Results Elite Men
- Scott Beaumont
- Lewis Lacey
- Will Longden
- Dave Richardson
For full results go to the NPS website.