Second place for Freddie Fox-Baron at National Speedway Championship

PUBLISHED: 14:33 07 November 2018 | UPDATED: 14:33 07 November 2018

Smallford's Freddie Fox-Baron finished second in the British Young Lions 125xx National Speedway Championship

Smallford's Freddie Fox-Baron finished second in the British Young Lions 125xx National Speedway Championship

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A speedway racer from Smallford has claimed second place at the national championships.

Smallford's Freddie Fox-Baron finished second in the British Young Lions 125xx National Speedway ChampionshipSmallford's Freddie Fox-Baron finished second in the British Young Lions 125xx National Speedway Championship

Freddie Fox-Baron was selected for the 2018 British Young Lions 125cc Championship after getting into the top-10 riders from across the country.

Smallford's Freddie Fox-Baron finished second in the British Young Lions 125xx National Speedway ChampionshipSmallford's Freddie Fox-Baron finished second in the British Young Lions 125xx National Speedway Championship

And two wins from four races put him into the final against Sam McGurk, Max James and Ben Trigger.

Smallford's Freddie Fox-Baron finished second in the British Young Lions 125xx National Speedway ChampionshipSmallford's Freddie Fox-Baron finished second in the British Young Lions 125xx National Speedway Championship

After sitting third at the end of the first lap, he battled up to second behind McGurk as they crossed the line.

Smallford's Freddie Fox-Baron finished second in the British Young Lions 125xx National Speedway ChampionshipSmallford's Freddie Fox-Baron finished second in the British Young Lions 125xx National Speedway Championship

It was a fine performance considering he was racing against boys two and three years older than him but Fox-Baron, who also races for Peterborough Thundercats, has had an exceptional year, clinching the Northern Junior League Fours title last month, as well as picking up podium finishes in both the Netherlands and Belgium.

He thanked his family, friends and sponsors for all their support, encouragement and help this season and will now start winter training in readiness for the 2019 season where he hopes to represent GB in the European finals.

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