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Liam Delves continues impressive start in 2015

Liam Delves continues impressive start in 2015 Liam Delves continues impressive start in 2015
Updated: 5:10 pm, May 07, 2015

TEENAGER Liam Delves returned from Cadwell Park with another clutch of trophies after racing leading the field in two category championships.

The 14-year-old entered the NGRR GP125 class and also the Open 500 championship over the weekend and now holds the series lead in both championships.

Full of confidence after his fine showing at Donington Park in the first round of the British Motostar championship, Delves was anxious to put his Moto-Engineering GP125 Honda through its paces once again.

The Smiths Wood Sports College student qualified well on Saturday completing his five lap qualifying race in second position to start his first GP125 race from the seventh row and he powered his Moto-Engineering Honda through to take a fine second place at the end of the six lap race.

In the Open 500 event, Delves was racing alongside much bigger and faster machines but this did not faze the youngster.

He completed his qualifying laps in fourth place to start his race from a fifth row grid position and once again he got his head down and was soon up into third position which he held to the chequered flag to claim yet another trophy.

Sunday’s qualifying for the GP125 race did not quite go to plan when after leading the six lap qualifying race and setting the fastest lap of the weekend for the class, Delves crashed two corners from home on the final lap.

He had to start the seven lap race from the back of the grid but as the lights went out he got his head down and worked his way through the pack to finish in second place and seventh overall in the mixed grid of riders.

In the Open 500 qualifying race Delves was forced to pull in as the bike was overheating and again had to start from the back of the grid.

But in wet conditions and on slick tyres he powered the little Honda through the field taking ten seconds out of the leader on the penultimate lap before passing him going into the mountain bottom on the last lap to take the win.

“Apart from my crash I have had a fantastic weekend.” said Delves. “Thanks to Moto-Engineering for putting the bike back together so quickly and to Crucial Sauces and all my other sponsors for their continued support.”

Liam now heads both championships, the GP125 class on 71 points and the Open 500 championship with 63 points, with the next round taking place on May 9 at Oulton Park.

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