Young biker Lewis takes third at Sheffield Arena event

Lewis Hall is pictured in action in Sheffield on Saturday, where he finished third in his category in front of over 8,000 people.
Lewis Hall is pictured in action in Sheffield on Saturday, where he finished third in his category in front of over 8,000 people.
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Matlock Motocross rider Lewis Hall wowed a crowd over over 8,000 people on Saturday as he took part in an event at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena.

Hall, 12, took third place in the youth class small wheel 85cc category, part of the 2015 Arenacross Tour.

Since the start of January, Hall has toured indoor arenas in Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow as well sharing his skills also alongside Freestyle Moto X Champions from Europe on his Team Green-sponsored Kawasaki 85SW dirt bike.

His weekend started on Saturday with a practice session and qualifying sessions ready for the big event later that evening.

Practice went well, as he achieved a best lap time of 40.961 seconds, around 0.7 seconds behind the fastest rider’s time.

A trip back to the pits for some last minute adjustments saw Hall out for the first qualifying session and a best lap of 38.127 seconds, putting him in second position out of the 13 riders.

Pushing himself to the limit, Hall retained the same position of a second in Q2, bettering his previous time with 38.113 seconds.

He then kept it together for the seven-lap final, finishing with a podium position of third and a best time of 36.964seconds, meaning he currently lies ninth in the championship.

Lewis is no stranger to Moto X and is one to watch in the future.

As a youngster he used to watch his brother riding around on a pit bike and always wanted a go.

At four-years-old his parentsbought him a Razor electric bike and he swiftly moved onto a Yamaha PW50.

At five-years-old he was practising on a KTM 50 Moto X bike and racing at six years old.

In 2010, he became the 50cc YSMA Auto Champion and continued in 2011, winning the same championship on a 65cc bike.

He then became the British Youth National Champion in 2013, winning the 65cc Ultimate Championship, and has won the White Rose Winter Series twice.

He has represented Great Britain in the FIM Junior Moto X World Championship at Jinin, Czech Republic, finishing 14th in qualifying out of 75 starters and finishing the two races in the event 21st and 20th.

Hall is a pupil at Anthony Gell School in Wirksworth.