Yates in fine form to stay in the ti­tle hunt

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport -

Motorsport

Con­nor Yates pro­duced three podium fin­ishes in the lat­est round of the Nora Mx Quad Bike 100cc Bri­tish Cham­pi­onships at Mil­ton Park in Northamp­ton. Rid­ing a ma­chine which has un­der­gone a com­plete up­grade since his last out­ing, the Ken­ning­ton young­ster, who turned nine last month, pro­duced one of his best week­end dis­plays to stay sec­ond in the over­all stand­ings. He was sec­ond in race one in wet con­di­tions in the morn­ing, be­fore a quick gear­box change was needed, col­lect­ing two top-three fin­ishes in the other two con­tests. The next round takes place at Pon­tri­las on the Eng­land/Welsh bor­der on Sun­day, July 17.

Cy­cling

Trio Andy Bran­son, Sam Robin­son and Lee Buck­man trimmed four min­utes off Ash­ford Wheel­ers Cy­cling Club’s 25-mile team record on the E2 course at New­mar­ket in Suf­folk. Mean­while, Wheel­ers tried out a new course over the dis­tance on the A2070 Ham­street by­pass. Sev­eral rid­ers posted per­sonal bests, with Stewart King the quick­est on the night with 59 min­utes 34 sec­onds. David Hamp­ton showed he is re­cov­er­ing well from a bro­ken leg by clock­ing 1:01.53.

Con­nor Yates on his bike

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