Round four of the Red Bull Pro Nationals took place at the spectacular Skelder Bank track overlooking Whitby, this past weekend, in front of around 3,500 fans.
The UK heatwave may have ended in Whitby on the Saturday morning but the less-than-glorious weather failed to stop a strong weekend attendance enjoying some “incredible” racing on the jump-strewn American-style track.
Entries were full across all classes with more than 300 youth, amateur and pro riders in action.
MBO Sport Yamaha’s Kristian Whatley once again dominated, running 1-1-2 to increase his MX1 championship lead.
French former MX3 Vice World Champion Milko Potisek took victory in the final moto to secure second overall ahead of class newcomer Nathan Watson.
South African Neville Bradshaw came out on top in the MX2 division and closed the points gap to Frenchman Steven Lenoir who ended the event in second but retains a narrow series lead.
Northern Ireland’s Martin Barr – winner last time out at Culham Park – took third.
In the Red Bull Elite Youth Cup series newcomer Glen McCormick claimed victory in the Rookies from 18-year-old Dan Thornhill who extended his series lead while Jordan Eccles stood on top of the podium for the first time this season in the Big Wheel 85cc class.
It was a weekend of firsts throughout the youth ranks with 13-year-old Essex rider Dylan Woodcock claiming a debut victory in the Small Wheel 85cc class and Derbyshire’s Lewis Hall making his first ever visit to the top of the 65cc podium.
Saturday’s 2-Stroke Open class action saw Josh Waterman secure his third overall Expert class win in a row while Chris Povey, winner of the Junior class at the opening two rounds, showed he’s recovered from the injury that caused him to miss round three by returning with a victory.
In Sunday’s 2-Stroke 125cc races, a mechanical DNF from Expert series leader Lewis Gregory handed victory to Seb Osborne and Northern Ireland’s David Ross took his first win of the season in the Juniors to move into second behind Rob Holyoake.
Next stop on the series schedule is Canada Heights near Swanley in Kent on August 3-4.