Datatag sponsored: Scott Beaumont
Rounds 7 and 8 of the 2022 HSBC British BMX Series took place at Peckham in London. An incredible facility for BMX and home of the Olympic silver medalist Kye Whyte.
We arrived on Friday afternoon, parked the motorhome, set the team tent up and then it was a couple of official practice sessions. Scott looked great on track and quickly got to grips with the technical jumps. It was pretty windy but the track was in fantastic condition and we were ready for a great weekend of racing.
Saturday: Round 7
To be honest, we are going to write this race report a little differently.
Scott set the fastest times all day, winning his heats and looking like a sure bet for the win.
In the final he miscalculated the jump into the first corner and that was his race over.
7th across the finish line and Scott was clearly kicking himself at the mistake.
Sunday: Round 8
Again, like Saturday, Scott was flying. Fastest full lap, fastest start hill times in the bag and looking great heading into the final.
In the final he mistimed the gate by a fraction. Got boxed in and was then involved in a crash with another rider.
It was one of those weekends.
Scott again finished 7th.
At the finish line, Scott said:
“I have felt amazing all weekend. It just hasn’t happened. I am frustrated. Annoyed. I’ve definitely left 2 wins on the table this weekend. You can’t win them all, but this weekend stings.
Time to go home, re group and make sure this doesn’t happen again!”
The best part about the weekend though are the images. Our photographer Charles Robertson (@charlesthetog) took some incredible images including the drone shot where if you zoom in, Scott is leading that race!