After looking through piles of entries to Challenge 125, six were chosen to go through to the semi final stage of the competition.
Danny John-Jules said: ‘We had such an amazing response to this and the majority of them were women so we selected four to take through to the semi finals, they’d obviously forgotten they would be sharing a tent with me and Steve on the trip!’
The 6 were informed that the route has changed and the trip will now head to Valencia, Spain for the final round of the MotoGP Championship.
Danny added: ‘Due to a change in my filming schedule for Death in Paradise, I will still be in Guadeloupe for the Misano round of MotoGP so we have decided to move the trip to Valencia. The only problem is that’s an extra 250 miles and no extra budget!’
After spending the previous evening getting a grilling from Danny, Steve and guest judge, Moto 3 racer, Danny Webb, the 6 semi-finalists headed to Silverstone race circuit to learn to ride under the watchful eye of the three judges.
Danny Webb was impressed with how they got on: ‘I was really surprised at how quickly they were all riding the bikes and changing gear no problem. They are all really up for it and Im not sure who’s the best at the moment.’
At the end of a hard day for the six semi finalists, the judges had the equally tough job of deciding which three to take through to the next stage. After much deliberation Danny John-Jules was given the task of announcing the three winners who were: Zarina Kadylbek, George Nickless and Claire Hobden.
Steve summed it up: ‘That really has been two of the toughest days of my life! All six finalists were such nice people with great personalities and I really couldn’t decide who to put through. In the end though, along with the two Danny’s we reached a decision. I just hope that the three finalists know what they’ve taken on with Challenge 125!’