Guest blog from Max Inman with his predictions for the Indian Motorcycle DTRA Round 1, King's Lynn.
1. #14 Tim Neave
2. #11 Gary Birtwistle
3. #20 Toby Hales
Tim Neave grew up racing flat track in the UK, but he now races in BSB Superstock, so he rarely comes back to racing flat track, but when he does, he puts a show on.
2019 Hooligan winner Gary Birtwistle finished 4th in the 2019 Pro class while 2018 Champion Toby Hales finished 3rd in 2019. With the reigning champion and runner-up both being Spaniards, they’re unable to travel due to COVID.
1. #38 George Pickering
2. #93 Jack Bell
3. #500 Rob Mear
Read about the Devitt Vanoni Ducati Hooligan in the next Sideburn (SB45) (Photo: Will Hatlapa)
After having a fairly long break from racing DTRA George Pickering has come back to race an Indian FTR 1200. Every time 'Greenfield' George gets on a bike he shows how talented he is, but with not much time to practice on this heavyweight it could go any way.
17-year-old, Jack Bell is racing both the Hooligan and Pro class in the opening round, and showed he can ride the Devitt Vanoni Ducati Scrambler when he finished seconnd at DTRA’s Barnstormer last year.
It will be Rob Mear’s first time racing the Ducati Scrambler, and first time in the Hooligan class, but the former pro speedway racer sure knows he way around Kings Lynn’s speedway track.
1. #18 Jon Bell
2. #134 Chris Jenner
3. #77 Steve Newsham
Jon Bell in action. Read about his bike in Sideburn 39 (Photo: Tom Bing)
Jon Bell, 3rd place in the 2019 championship, has great style and shows people the way around the track a lot at race meetings, I’ve got no doubts about this one.
Chris Jenner’s riding has improved a lot over the last couple of years and he is now a top man in my predictions most of the time.