Morland recaptures trophy five years on

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Halstead and District Motorcycle Club’s Jason Morland won the Brtaintree-hosted Jack Hubbard Trophy at Stisted.

Silver End-based expert rider Morland claimed the annual competition five years after he first won it in 2008.

There was a fourth place for Phil Burton, while the top junior was Steve Cadd from nearby Witham, also in the MX1 class.

Matthew Skeet changed discipline from his trials bike to his motocross matchine, claiming a third place in the retro machines evos class.

He then overcame an arm injury and bikes more than twice the capacity of his 125cc Gagiva to take third place in the twinshock class.

It was a brilliant day for Halstead star Lewis Tombs in round four of the MX National Pro MX2 class at Pontrilas, taking fifth place overall on his Jar Jonda machine.

From three races the best result came in the first, with fourth place before coming ninth in race two and fifth in race three.

At the halfway mark in the series, Tombs sits in seventh place.

Despite not being a Halstead rider, teenager Callum Mitchell has connections with the club with his father Mark Mitchell a vice president and former expert rider in Eastern Centre.

He was the star of the GT Cup Youth Championship rounds four and five, taking the overall wins.

n Halstead’s GH Motorcycle Evening MX meeting takes place next Wednesday with practice starting at 5.30pm and the first race at 6pm with the last scheduled for 9pm.

Admission is £5 and programmes £1 with entries including expert and junior riders.