Liam Knight opened the Saturday for Dyer and Butler KTM at the Redbull pro nationals in Whitby. A good qualifying session in the rookies gave him 7th pick of the gate. A poor start in his 1st race left him battling for position and slowly coming back to finish in 10th. A solid ride in race 2 had him crossing the line in 7th place.
Sunday saw Liam again struggle with his starts, leaving him to navigate his way through the pack in moto 3. He showed grit and determination pulling himself back into contention for an 8th.
Finally finding his form in his final race of the day, Liam Gated in 3rd and held position until the chequered flag. “I enjoyed this track” says Liam “ I’m pleased that I got a 6th overall for the weekend.
Lee Foyle started his Sunday off with a solid qualifying session in the 125 open class with an 11th pick of the gate. Race 1 didn’t go entirely to plan with a less than perfect start Lee found himself doing what he does best and steadily moving through the pack. He finally took the chequered flag in a good 9th place.
Lee had a lonely ride in his final race of the day. With the riders spread out it was hard to gain any ground or find any rhythm. He eventually crossed the line in 10th. With only 2 races on the Sunday it was a short day for the 125 class with Lee Foyle getting 11th overall.
Jamie Laws weekend started well in the mx1 pro nationals, an excellent time in qualifying left him in 1st position for much of the session. It was only in the last few minutes that he got pushed down into to 5th.
Jamie finished Dyer and Butlers Saturday off with style. A flying start in moto 1 saw him come round the first bend in the top 5. After settling into his rhythm he cruised across the line for a 4th place.
Another excellent start in race 2 put Jamie in a strong position, sitting for most of the race in 4th. Fending off both Brian MacKensie and Nathan Watson until the final 2 laps, where he finally succumbed coming in 6th.
The final Race for Law was a mixed bag. Once again Jamie had a flying start leading the race out of the first turn then settling back into a comfortable 5th position. A nasty crash half way through the race left him in pain as he struggled to complete the race finally limping across the line in 13th. “Jamie’s had a great weekend”Says Paul Hobbs Team manager “with 2 solid rides he got a 4th overall and sits 4th in the championship.