Glory and despair in same weekend for Thurlby racer Ryan Hutchinson

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It was a weekend of great emotions for Thurlby’s cycling sensation Ryan Hutchinson who continued his great run of form by winning round six of the British BMX national series before being disqualified in round seven.

Derby BMX club hosted an amazing round of racing. With the track running smooth and the weather conditions holding out, the weekend was set for some exciting racing.

The Saturday kicked off with Bourne Academy pupil Hutchinson continuing where he left off in Preston, with a win on day one.

He looked strong all day, leading the pack and not dropping a moto.

The Thurlby teenager qualified into the semis and then the A final, where having first gate pick, he chose gate one, taking the inside line.

Hutchinson made the race his own from the gate,working hard to keep a good distance between the other riders and taking the win.

On the second day it was much the same, winning all his motos, semi and having that first gate pick in the A final, taking the inside line.

The final was always going to be interesting to see if he could snatch the double, but unfortunately it wasn’t to be.

After coming out of the gate poorly, Hutchinson had it all to do on the first straight. It was catch up to the first corner where he was squeezed to the inside, forcing him over the white line where he clipped the cone.

Ryan continued on in first position and won the race only to be told as he crossed the line he had been penalised for an infringement and placed in eighth position.

However, Hutchinson still leads the championship and is now back in training for the worlds in Rotterdam on July 21st-27th.