British U21 Championship - Final

Owlerton Stadium

14th April

Referee: Darren Hartley 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Tot Posn

Oliver Greenwood

2 2 1 2 1 8

Danny Phillips

1 0 1 2 f 4

Josh Bates

3 2 3 3 fx 11 1ST

Alfie Bowtell

0 1 0 0 f/r 1

James Shanes

2 1 2 fx 2 7

Robert Lambert

3 3 3 3 3 15 2nd

Nathan Greaves

1 0 3 3 2 9 5th

Josh Bailey

0 2 0 1 x2 3

Jack Parkinson-Blackburn

1 3 2 2 3 11 4th

Zach Wajktnecht

3 1 1 2 2 9 7th

Adam Ellis

2 3 2 3 3 13 3rd

Danno Verge

f/r 0 0 1 1 2

Ellis Perks

tps 0 2 fx 2 4

Jack Smith

2 2 1 tps 1 6

Max Clegg

3 1 3 1 3 11 6th

Danyon Hume

0 3 0 1 1 5

Liam Carr

1 1

Ben Basford

0 0 0
Junior track record
61.8 Adam Roynon 2007
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
62.5 63.2 63.6 64.7 64.1 62.2 62.2 66.0 61.8 65.1 63.5 65.6 64.9 awd 64.1 64.6 61.9 65.6 awd 64.6
Semi-final FINAL
Jack Parkinson-Blackburn 2nd Josh Bates 1ST
Nathan Greaves 3rd Jack Parkinson-Blackburn 4th
Josh Bates 1st Adam Ellis 3rd
Max Clegg 4th Robert Lambert 2nd
64.1 62.4

The track looked to have been succesfully repaired after the weekend stockcar racing and times were consistently fast, indeed Robert Lambert equalled Adam Roynon's seven year old junior track record on the freshly graded track in heat 9.

Josh Bates had ridden sensibly dropping a point to Adam Ellis in his second ride and was following Robert Lambert home in heat 19 when a sudden blood rush ended with him in the air fence on the third lap.

After a quick rebuild he rode a perfect race to win the semi-final ahead of the mightily impressive Jack Parkinson-Blackburn. Robert and Adam had first choice of gate positions for the final leaving Josh on the unfavoured inside. When the tapes rose Robert and Adam were so involved in capturing the wide outside line they left the second bend wide open and Josh's tight inside line left him well ahead as they reached the back straight. After that he rode an inch perfect line and had extended an impressive lead by the time he reached the chequered flag and his second U21 British Championship title.