Lyng to host third round this weekend

MOTOCROSS fans will converge to the village of Lyng in Norfolk this Sunday, for round three of the British Championships. The Norwich Vikings club are hosting the meeting at their famous Cadders Hill circuit, where they have held events for the past 60 years.

MOTOCROSS fans will converge to the village of Lyng in Norfolk this Sunday, for round three of the British Championships.

The Norwich Vikings club are hosting the meeting at their famous Cadders Hill circuit, where they have held events for the past 60 years.

The first two rounds this year, at Swanley in Kent and Landrake in Cornwall, have produced some exellent, closely fought races, particularly in the MX2 class for 250 cc fourstroke bikes.

With 2006 Champion, Carl Nunn, still recovering from a back injury, the favourite will be 17-year-old Tommy Searle on the factory KTM, but he will face tough opposition from the Kawasakis of South African Gareth Swanepoel, Shaun Simpson and Tom Church.


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Also in contention, will be Americans Mike Brown on Honda, and Sean Hamblin on the Suffolk-based Swift Suzuki.

Local Ipswich teenager, Jake Nicholls, holds 10th place in the series and will have plenty of local support, as this is the only round to be held in East Anglia this year.

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Belgian, Ken de Dycker, leads the MX1 class, but will be pushed by on form Irishman, Gordon Crockard and factory Kawasaki rider, Billy Mackenzie. James Noble, riding for the Earls Colne Multitek Honda team, will also be challenging along with Co Durham hard man, Brad Anderson.

Noble had two good rides in round one of the world championships in Holland last Sunday, finishing eighth overall.

Timed practise at Lyng starts around 10am, with the first race at 1.05pm.

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