Tuesday May 01, 2018
It proved a relatively long and mixed night for “BP Mitchell” Rocket Max Clegg as he competed in the British U-21 Final at Berwick.

The 21 year old from Brighouse in Yorkshire managed just two points from his first two starts, with a tapes exclusion in his next outing then ending any hopes of making the cut for the top six shoot-out at the big, pacey Shielfield Park circuit. After a further duck in Heat 14, Clegg did, however, round his meeting off on a high by taking the chequered flag in his final race, in which rival Zach Wajtnecht was excluded for bringing down Jack Thomas, to finish 11th overall on 5 points.

The championship was won for a second straight year by brief former Rocket and Rye House track record holder Robert Lambert, who is set to visit the Hertfordshire circuit with King’s Lynn on the second Bank Holiday Monday of this month. Lambert led home the Grand Final to complete a flawless night, with Ipswich and Coventry rider Connor Mountain second and Wolverhampton’s Nathan Greaves third ahead of Dan Bewley, who had earlier dropped his only point in the programmed races to Lambert.

1. Robert Lambert (King’s Lynn)
2. Connor Mountain (Ipswich / Coventry)
3. Nathan Greaves (Wolverhampton)
4. Dan Bewley (Belle Vue / Workington)

Qualifying scores: Robert Lambert 15, Dan Bewley 14 (straight to Grand Final), Alfie Bowtell 12, Nathan Greaves 12, Connor Mountain 10, Jack Thomas 9 (qualified for Semi-Final), Jack Smith 8, Luke Ruddick 7, Zach Wajtknecht 7, Josh Bailey 6, Max Clegg 5, Kyle Bickley 5, Drew Kemp 5, Joe Lawlor 2, Taylor Hampshire 2, Leon Flint (Reserve) 1, Jason Edwards 0

Semi-Final (top two to Grand Final):

Mountain, Greaves, Thomas, Bowtell (fex)

Grand Final:

Lambert, Mountain, Greaves, Bewley