Report: Lewis Tombs

Tombs steps up at Lyng.

Tombs steps up at Lyng.

Lings Husqvarna-supported rider Lewis Tombs had a short drive into Norfolk for the second round of the Maxxis British Championship. Sunny weather and a perfectly-prepared Cadders Hill circuit awaited the riders on Sunday morning.

Qualifying got underway on the loose, sandy track that had plenty of water put down. The MX2 class were the first on track for qualifying and Tombs set a good lap time on his first quick lap, which left him with the thirteenth gate pick for the two 30-minute races.

The first race got underway perfectly for Tombs. Using all the power of the FC250, he rounded the first lap in third place behind [Ben] Watson and [Martin] Barr. Settling into the race, but making some small mistakes, Tombs lost a couple of places and fell back into fifth place. With four laps remaining he consolidated his fifth, until an unfortunate puncture dropped him back to sixth. With a substantial gap over the charging pack, he managed to limp home for sixth place.

The second race got off with not such a great start, as he was placed just outside the top ten. An early charge meant Tombs managed to reach sixth place by the halfway mark, but there was a big gap to the riders ahead. It was a matter of ticking off the laps around the now rough and demanding track. Tombs crossed the line with another solid sixth place. A pair of sixth places gave Tombs sixth overall and moved him up a place to sixth in the championship.

Lewis Tombs: "Overall I am happy with today it was good to have two solid top-ten results. Part of me is a bit disappointed about the gap to the guys ahead, but I gave it my all in both races. A big thank you to all the sponsors and everyone for the support. It couldn't be done without them."

Words: Press Release | Lead Image: ConwayMX

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