Talented young Briton Harry Dale took the race win by five seconds in today’s muddy second EMX 65 race at the Czech GP in Loket, setting a lap time two seconds faster than any other rider.
His bid for victory was ruined in the first eight-lap race when he made a mistake on the opening lap and came round in 37th place of the 40 riders on the first lap. He battled to an eventual 13th place at the finish, setting the fastest lap of the race by a second. It meant he took third overall in the EMX 65 championship which is run as just a one-event title this year.
In free practice he also set the fastest lap time and in qualifying was second fastest, beaten by Tim Lopes by 0.05secs.
Dale is one of the UK’s most promising riders, as he was one of the youngest riders in the race, aged just nine while many of his opponents are up to 12. He wasn’t allowed to represent Team GB in last week’s world junior championship as ten is the minimum age limit.
He already has a long contract in place with the KTM factory and is even younger than Jorge Prado was when he signed his KTM deal. Check out his races from the Czech GP.