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How motocross starlet Bailey Kay stormed to championship
7:00am Sunday 13th October 2013 in News
SEVEN-year-old motocross rider Bailey Kay has finished the season as Newton-le-Willows MCC champion in the 50cc automatic class.
The Ashurst Primary School pupil, from Blackbrook, took up racing after watching the daredevil sport on television.
He first started riding on a small quad bike, but then he decided he wanted to start racing on two wheels.
And he’s taken to it, like a duck to water.
“He loves racing, but I must admit I do worry, especially when he soars over the jumps,” said his proud mum Paula.
She and her husband Gary travel extensively during the racing season and Bailey enjoys regular practising, as well as racing his KTM 50cc auto motocross bike on designated courses.
Gary, who has always had an interest in bikes, looks after the preparation of the rapid little Austrian-built KTM.
One of the highlights of the season was Bailey’s domination at the Lancashire Grand National held at Ribchester, where he won his three races.
Another interesting feature of the championship season was the fierce rivalry between Bailey and his near neighbour and Ashurst school classmate Robbie Clough.
Robbie finished a close runner-up to Bailey in the club championship and tasted victory several times on his own KTM 50.
Bailey’s cousin, seven-year-old Alfie Westhead, from Blackbrook and a pupil at St Mary’s Primary School, also featured in the Newton Club’s auto championship.
Bailey said: “My dad looks after my bike and motocross is my main interest. Next season, I will be moving out of the auto class and on to a KTM 65.”
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