FORMER Bees rider Kyle Howarth was crowned British Under-21 Champion at Brandon on Tuesday evening.
Howarth, who lined up for the Bees in 2014, got the better of Robert Lambert with a thrilling move in the Final, with the rostrum completed by Bees asset Stefan Nielsen after a consistent display.
Lambert had first choice of gate for the decisive race and took gate three, but Howarth from gate two was quickest away with Lambert mired in third place. However a fall for Ashley Morris resulted in a race stoppage and three riders back for the re-run.
Howarth was not so fast away second time around and found himself squeezed into the first bend, but he switched to the outside and blasted his way to the front in sensational style, leaving Lambert having to be content with second place and Nielsen third.
Howarth said: “It feels nice, it was a tough meeting and I had a bit of a crash in the last qualifying race, but we got it together and I couldn’t have asked for a better result. It’s my last time in this meeting so I’m stoked.
“Obviously I was winning in the first start of the Final so to go into a re-run is hard, and I know Robert is no slouch and he was on it tonight.
“I knew I had to do something special, I didn’t actually make the start but I went for the big one and it paid off.”