A talented youngster from Fritchley has seen his consistent good form in motocross competitions rewarded with a chance to represent his country later this year.
Lewis Hall (11), a pupil at Crich Junior School, has been invited to compete for Great Britain in the FIM Junior MX World Championships, to be held in the Czech Republic in August.
Lewis has been riding since the age of three and racing since the age of six.
Over the past five years, he has started to make quite a name for himself in the motocross fraternity and this invitation is the latest recognition of his flourshing talent.
Dad Simon explained: “It’s something he has enjoyed doing right from when he first took it up.
“He started young and he’s absolutely loved it. He still does. Lewis took to it straight away and has done well virtually throughout the time he has been racing.”
During the past five years, he has raced for various clubs and his achievements over that period have included taking part in the YMSA championships, winning with maximum points in the auto class, and then going on to win in the junior class, as well as winning the YMSA SuperNational in the auto class and then again in the junior class and the White Rose Winter Series twice.
On his KTM 65 SX Gear bike, he is joint second (out of 40 competitors) in the Red Bull Pro Elite Youth Cup after the second round.
He is also competing in the British Youth National Championships, which is held over four rounds.
He is currently leading after winning the first round, where he won six out of seven races, and a second overall in the second round
Simon Hall continued: “He seems to be a natural at it, always has. He’s a quite a shy lad normally but something happens when he puts that helmet on!
“It transforms him and he absolutely loves the racing, and to be fair, he’s done well at it. “
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“Not many people can get near to him in terms of the races.
“He’s really up for this European event and when he goes to it, it increases the chance of him getting spotted and that might open a few doors for him, so you never know what might happen.”
Simon said Lewis and the family would like to thank sponsors Middleton MX, Auto-tech Tuning, FTS Suspension and Judd Racing for their support.