Thomas Hayward, Cadwell Park, May 11

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Skellingthorpe GP125 rider Thomas Hayward was denied his first win in the MRO championship at Cadwell by the presence of six British Championship riders who ran away with the leading positions. Hayward was left to be the first MRO runner over the line to claim seventh place moving him up to seventh in the overall standings.

Qualifying put Hayward onto the second row of the grid for Sunday’s third round affair and the 20-year-old rider powered his RS125 Honda through to sixth position in the early stages of his race before being demoted when current champion John Anderton came past.

As the laps went by Thomas came under pressure from Toby Markham who eventually went through but the race positions remained unchanged thanks to one of the front runners pulling out, leaving Hayward to claim a fine seventh place and a further nine championship points.

” I am pleased with my performance, ” said Hayward. ” I made one or two mistakes and missed a gear coming into the mountain which lost me a few places but I managed to make up the ground. Seventh is the best for me so far this year so I have to be happy with that. ”

Last weekend Thomas was competing in the fourth round of the Bemsee of King Clubs championship and ended his day with a second and third place in the set of two races and remains in second place in the standings just 16 points behind Kent rider James Webb. Thomas just missed out on the win in race two when he made a mistake at Russell’s which let leader Jay Glynn increase the lead he held to the chequered flag.

The next round of the MRO GP125 series will be run at Brands Hatch on the Indy circuit on Whit Monday, May 26.

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MCN Staff

By MCN Staff