National trophy Rnd 6 – Ian Field Crowned Trophy Series Winner
This weekend saw this year’s National Trophy series come to a close. Derby played host to the final round, in what proved to be an eventful day for the
Hargroves team. A day of rain and a night of freezing temperatures made for very slippery racing conditions. Unfazed, our riders rose
to the challenge, securing three overall series wins
Ben Tulett having already sealed the series with a win in Bradford, capitalised on a mistake to win the youth under 14 category by 16 seconds. Ben won 5 rounds of the series showing his dominance this season!
Next up in the youth under 16 race was Harry Yates, he finished 3rd in a close tough race but it was enough for Harry to take the series win and hold onto his yellow jersey! Harry rode an extremely tactical race showing real racing acumen making sure he did what was needed to claim the title.
The last race of the day brought Ian field to the fore, he duly delivered putting in a solid performance to
finish 2nd and retain his yellow jersey clinching the series overall for the first time! The race itself also had
another amazing ride, as Tom Van Den Bosch played the perfect team mate helping Ian throughout the race and finished 3rd himself!
Jody Crawforth finished 11th, Steve James 15th and Andy Hargroves 31st. In other races Ruby Miller finished 9th, Crispin Doyle
6th and Malcolm Cross 9th.
Steve Davies was absent from the last round of the national trophy but with good reason!
Steve was in Switzerland for the Master world championships which he went and won! He was racing
in the Vet 54-59 category and won convincingly! Having come so close last year and crashed badly
whilst in the lead he made amends this year and brought home the team first rainbow jersey since
Dan Mclay’s madison win 5 years ago!