Defying the weather forecast the UK dirt track season started with an explosive race meeting at Leicester Speedway. The 85% chance of rain turned into a 100% chance of exciting racing across all classes in round 1 of the DTRA National Championships. The well groomed track had been watered and packed perfectly for the Maxxis dirt track tyres used in the UK series.
The big question in the Pro Class was the continued dominance of number 1 plate holder Aidan Collins. Honda rider Aidan is a multiple British Champion and starts 2014 as a key contender, looking to upset his dominance is Suzuki’s Peter Boast and the new Kawasaki dirt track team featuring 15 year old Oliver Brindley and Alan Birtwistle. Add into this mix the ultra fast twins Tom and Tim Neave and the battle for the 2014 championship is looking to be tight. It was Aiden who took the win in the 12 lap final leading from the first corner. Aidan was under constant pressure from the Tim Neave. Tim was looking for any gaps or mistakes left by Collins but none were forthcoming.