Ant Hodson crowned ACU National 250GP champ

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ANT Hodson is the 2017 ACU National 250GP champion after a weekend of playing it safe at Anglesey.

The FCL Racing rider claimed the title he last won back in 2011 with two second places as NG Road Racing headed to the picturesque Welsh track.

Ant P1 2017: Celebrations in the Hodson camp…

With early season leader Phil Atkinson having already ruled himself out, the South African didn’t make the trip, and Hodson knew if he could score enough points at this event, it would be enough to take the spoils.

But title rival Dan Jackson wasn’t about to go down without a fight, and even though the odds were stacked very highly against him, he put up a strong battle.

The Team Sigie rider took pole ahead of Alan Naylor and Hodson, and got a good start to lead the opening race, and although Hodson made a brief appearance at the front, Jackson soon took it back and led all the way to the flag.

Hodson came home second after what had been almost a race long tussle with Thomas Lawlor, who took third.

By the time Sunday’s race came around, Hodson knew a points finish was all he needed, and as a result didn’t have to worry too much about winning.

Jackson was still determined to do what he could to keep his hopes alive, and scorched to another strong win, as Hodson brought his Yamaha TZ home second with Lawlor taking another third.

It was more than enough to give him the title honours once again, and he was crowned champion with two rounds still to run.

*Click here for full race results from NG Road Racing Round Six

*Main images: JTW Motorsport Photography

*Side image: EDP Photo News

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