Bid ended by en­gine dam­age

Mo­tor­sport

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport -

Con­nor Yates had to set­tle for fourth spot in the Bri­tish 100cc Auto Cham­pi­onships af­ter dam­age to his quad­bike ended his ti­tle chances. Go­ing into the fi­nal round at West Meon on Sun­day, the Ken­ning­ton young­ster had a shot at the crown with only a hand­ful of points sep­a­rat­ing the top four rid­ers. In race one, Con­nor made a bad start but re­cov­ered to get in the mix and fin­ish third. How­ever, dam­age sus­tained to the bike’s en­gine mounts meant it couldn’t be re­paired and ended his hopes. The racer com­peted in the fi­nal two races on next year’s bike and posted some im­pres­sive lap times, to leave Con­nor look­ing for­ward to the 2018 sea­son al­ready.

Con­nor Yates

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