JORDAN Palin, Sam Hagon and Luke Harrison topped the score charts during round five of the British Youth Championships at the Abbey Stadium on Sunday.

Six riders in the 500cc class took to the Abbey’s new 320m circuit following Swindon Sprockets’ 45-44 challenge series win over Kent Kings, while a further six contested the 250cc event and 20 took their place in the 125cc competition.

Full of thrills and spills, Palin scored nine points out of 12 from his four qualifying rides to advance to the 500cc final in company with Thompson twins Dan and Joe plus Archie Freeman.

Palin – who earlier in the day starred for the Sprockets – raced to victory from Joe Thompson in second and Dan Thompson in third.

In the 250cc category, Sam Hagon missed all the drama behind in the final as second placed Sam McGurk fell – allowing Archie Wareham to poach second place while Sam Peters finished third.

Lastly, in the 125cc category, Luke Harrison claimed victory over Max Perry – winning the four-lap final in a time of 76.31.

The afternoon provided riders and members of management with mixed emotions, amid Sam Norris’ continued recovery from a horrific crash at Glasgow in round three of the series.

Norris remains in hospital recovering from the injuries he sustained in last week’s crash, and riders showed their support for the youngster by donning race jackets with the message ‘Thinking of Sam’ printed on the front.