Mickie rides to third in speedway contest

Mickie Simpson.
Mickie Simpson.

Wrangle youngster Mickie Simpson claimed third at the fifth round of the British Youth 125cc Speedway Championship in Leicester at the weekend.

After recording two heat wins, a second and a third, the 12-year-old booked his place in the final.

Joe Thompson was the winner, with his brother Dan second.

But Mickie rode to third in the final, ahead of Jordan Pallin.

Mickie now moves back to grasstrack racing this Saturday as he competes in the British Youth Grasstrack finals at Kelsall, Cheshire.