Meara seals Maxxis British MX2Y double to take British title edge
Loughbrickland teenager Jason Meara grabbed the lead of the prestigious Maxxis British MX2Y championship by winning both legs of the opening round of the series at Lyng in Norfolk yesterday.
Riding a Monster Norman Watt Kawasaki, the 16-year-old, having comfortably won race one, led the second race from the drop of the gate until the chequered flag to take the overall victory and the coveted Red Plate into the second round.
Having ridden in selected rounds of the series last season, which is restricted to under-18s, Meara will now be amongst the favourites for the championship that runs alongside the main Maxxis British Motocross championship. It is an excellent shop window for young riders to impress teams and sponsors.
Jason's next home outing will be at Tinker Hill, Newry on Saturday for the opening round of the CCM Racing Irish Motocross championship, where the current leader and defending champion of the Ulster under-23 championship will be looking to maintain his superb start to the season.
Yesterday at Mondello Park, the opening round of the Adelaide Masters series was a frustrating day for organisers with incident after incident and heavy rain followed by sunshine making life difficult for the competitors.
In the Superbike championship races, Derek Shiels, riding his new CD Bracing Kawasaki, won race one. Marshall Neill crashed out, while race two saw Cody Nally, who won Saturday's race, lead from start to finish.
Nally also won the Adelaide Grand Final by a narrow margin from Neill and Shiels, while David Haire, Shiels and Robert English were the supersport winners, English taking his first ever supersport victory after the leaders all crashed out uninjured.