|The Apico Husqvarna Team made the long trip down to Devon on Friday for the second round of the MX Nationals British Championship. With an all-star MX1 & MX2 line-up due to the lack of other domestic championships, the team prepared for racing and practise on Saturday.|
Stuart Edmonds, aboard his Husqvarna FC450 machine, attended practise on the Saturday evening after the youth and expert races. Jamie Law was suffering from an illness and the decision was made that he would only go out on Sunday. Jamie’s fellow Husqvarna TC250 teammate Matt Burrows had to miss the round as his girlfriend had recently given birth to his son Max in the lead up to the weekend. We’d like to take this opportunity to welcome Max to the Apico Husqvarna Family and look forward to seeing Matt at the next round.
|Fastest 40 MX1|
Stuart Edmonds lined up with a strong MX1 class and this did not deter him from making his mark on the round. After a spin up off the line, Stuart was last up the start straight of all the MX1 & MX2 riders. Stuart was able to pick off riders and move forward until encountering Lewis Tombs, who he was able to pass on the last lap to power his way to 10th overall in the MX1 fastest 40. With a better start in race 2, Stuart pushed his way through the field of riders up to 12th when a stalling issue lost him around 10 seconds, where the passes on Dickinson and Talviku were lost. This did not change his race result with them being MX2 riders and Stuart finished 9th in class, 9th overall for the meeting.
|Fastest 40 MX2|
Jamie Law wasn’t on usual form due to a heavy cold and feeling fatigued. This showed with some of the passes he had to endure when compared to the 5th Overall in class at Hawkstone. Regardless, a solid performance for 11th & 10th in the MX2 class made for 8th overall at the meeting. A lot more to come in the final 2 rounds where Jamie lies 6th in the MX2 Championship.
The gate drop in the first race saw Husqvarna FC450 rider Zac Stealey with the Holeshot and managing to maintain his pace throughout race 1 to finish 4th overall MX1. Zac then went 4 – 9 – 6 for 5th overall in the Expert MX1 class. Jack Lindsay entered the Expert MX2 and made a good start in race 1 moving up to 3rd, with a small mistake dropping him back to 8th. After working his way back up to 5th he had a massive crash, landing on his head that saw him DNF the race. Jack then went 5 – 4 – 6 to finish 5th overall in the Expert MX2 class.
|Dylan Brown Team Manager|
We’re really pleased with the results we obtained this weekend with fantastic riding from all the riders in tough conditions. I feel there is more to come from Jamie and Stuart, who had their issues with illness and the bike stalling, that said they both rode really well and I am pleased with the results. I’d like to welcome Max Burrows, Matt’s new addition, to the Apico Husqvarna family. We all send our love and congratulations to the Burrows family who will be back for the next round. Zac and Jack had some issues with the technical nature of the track, though performed well in their respective classes. I’d like to thank Husqvarna Motorcycles UK along with all our other sponsors for helping us to go racing in tough global conditions in 2020.
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