Thompson wins IAME at GYG despite incredible Kenneally move
Although Harry Thompson was quickest in the first timed qualifying session he was pushed back to fourth overall by Kai Askey, Jonny Wilkinson and Joshua Rattican in the second session. Then Taylor Barnard won the first heat with Joseph Taylor and Bray Kenneally taking the others.
For the first final Taylor led all but the last quarter lap, tracked all the way by Harry Thompson once he had quickly taken Jonny Wilkinson. Taylor defended strongly on the last lap but Thompson swooped round the outside to win, Wilkinson 3rd. 4th on the road Joseph Rattican was excluded for a technical non-compliance, elevating Alex Simmonds and Maxwell Dodds.
Thompson traded the lead in the second final with Wilkinson, Simmonds and Taylor in a frantic opening five laps then established himself in the lead over Bray Kenneally. Dodds had been 4th but went back to last after an incident. Kenneally pulled off an incredible last lap pass to put his nose ahead going into the last sequence of corners but Thompson squeezed to the inside of the last corner for the win. Taylor Barnard finished in 7th with a grassy trip over the finish line, losing out to Simmonds.