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SUZUKI YOUTH TEAM STRONG AT PONTRILAS

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Team Suzuki GB Youth riders, James Dunn, Dan Lanfear and Kayne Lamont put on a true team effort at the weekend, as all three riders rode to strong finishes at the Red Bull National round at Pontrilas in Herefordshire.

Starting the weekend off in the best way possible, Dan Lanfear rode to a perfect pole position in qualifying on his small-wheel RM85, but suffered a poor start in the opening race, crashing and having to push back through the pack to a credible ninth place finish. Determined to prove his ability in the following four races over the weekend, Lanfear scored a pair of great runner-up finishes in the second and third motos, crashed in the fourth but remounted to take ninth, before scorching to an easy win in the final race of the day, to end the event second overall and with a crucial ten point championship lead.

In the 125cc Championship, double New Zealand Motocross Champion Kayne Lamont and teammate James Dunn would enjoy a day of fierce team rivalry, with Lamont taking first blood by qualifying in pole position ahead of his teammate in third.

With both riders keen to emerge on top, race one saw an emphatic battle between the pair, with the lead swapping between Dunn and Lamont regularly, before a mistake saw both riders crash. Remounting quickly, Lamont impressively took the win as Dunn made the podium in third.

With more close racing, a holeshot and lead in the second race for Lamont would turn to a runner-up finish behind Dave WIllett, with Dunn in fourth, before the final race of the day saw Lamont take victory with Dunn in fourth.

Team manager, Paul Butler, commented,”What a weekend! The boys really would have struggled to fly our flag any higher this weekend. Congratulations must go to Dan. He rode maturely again and really thinks about his racing intelligently. Kayne was simply impressive. He suffered a stomach bug too, which makes his performance all the more incredible. As for James, well he rode well and tried hard and is still in with a shout of the championship. WIth the school holidays here, he’ll get more time on the bike which I’m sure will be beneficial for his championship hopes. Once again, well done to all.”

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