Ryan lies sixth in series

4X and BMX racer Ryan Hutchinson
4X and BMX racer Ryan Hutchinson
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Thurlby teenager Ryan Hutchinson lies sixth in the National BMX series after the latest round of racing last weekend.

The 15-year-old raced BMX and the larger cruiser class bikes in round seven of the inter-regional BMX races at Peterborough - the venue he uses for training.

Hutchinson moved up an age group to race in the 17+ category which was a strong field of Elite riders, and he managed to qualify for the BMX B final, finishing sixth.

He then qualified for an A final in the cruiser class and finished third.

In two weeks’ time, he will compete in the final round of the series, which takes place at Gosport.

Round five of the Schwalbe British 4X Series was held at Bridgnorth a week earlier when Hutchinson continued his unbeaten run, winning all three qualifying motos, the semi-final and final.

The National Champion race, which is a one day event where anyone can bag the National shirt, was held on the Sunday.

Hutchinson started the day in confident mood and raced to three moto wins and a semi-final victory.

In the final, however, he had his worst break from the start gate of the entire season, allowing defending champion Dylan Grell-Delsol to take the lead.

After battling hard, Hutchinson caught his rival but he ran out of track and the defending champion retained his title.

Hutchinson, however, Ryan still leads the national points series.