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Jack Defends Junior World Championship HPV

Jack and Pete Watson from Barnesbury travelled across to Maasmechelen, Belgium from the 21-23 August. Jack was defending his Junior HPV World Championship he first won in France in 2014, and Pete was trying to improve on his performance. Competing first in the flying sprint of 200m flying sprint Jack positioned himself in a great position placing 17th overall (including seniors), and first in the junior category - achieving a speed of 59.91km/h in the fully faired category.

The next race was a grueling 100km race and then the final event which this year was a 1 hour circuit race. In the 100km race Jack managed to place in 19th position overall and retained the lead in the Junior category as Pete moved into 2nd place in the same category. Then in the final round of events on a different course Jack placed 10th and 16th overall (in the senior competition) and gave him a massive lead in the Junior category. Pete retained his silver medal position in the junior event, to make it a Watson one two. Jack said "I'm delighted to retain my World Championship, I had a great time in Belgium and I hope to continue HPV riding as next year I will be in the senior race".

 

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