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Barr heads Apico attack at slick Whitby

The penultimate round of the Revo British Motocross Championship fuelled by Gulf Race Fuels took place at a wet Whitby track, not seen on the British Calendar for over 5 years, it was welcomed by the Northern teams and riders. After setting up before the bad weather arrived, the team was ready for the weekend’s racing.

Practice proved to be tough with low visibility in the MX1 & MX2 sessions. In the MX1 practice, Martin managed to get into the top 5 which gave him a good gate pick for the day’s racing.  Jamie Law managed to find his flow at the midpoint of the MX2 practice, putting in a solid lap that gave him the 7th pick of the gate with Jack Lindsay finishing 18th fastest at the flag.
Martin Barr, 50 MX1

In race 1 Martin positioned himself to the far right of the start straight to give him the best chance of coming out front after the first corner. After initially spinning up off the gate, Martin found the traction he needed to power up the start straight and into the top 5. Martin is a bit of a fan of wet conditions, with the race shaping up to be a wet one, he traded places with a few riders on the first lap before settling into 4th. Martin narrowly missed the top 3 after losing his goggles mid-race, though was happy to finish 4th for his best race result of the season. In race 2 Martin lined up with the same intentions of getting the jump and early lead. It was at the second corner that Martin pulled off the race move of the day. He started to spin up in the middle of the ensuing pack and in doing so managed to turn the bike through a full 360 degrees and keep racing! Luckily, after controlling the manoeuvre, Martin only lost out on a couple of positions. With the leaders clearing the pack early, Martin managed to make a handful of passes early on and then continued to pick riders off until reaching 6th position where he saw out the rest of the race to finish 4th overall in MX1.
Jamie Law, 25 MX2

Race 1 got off to a flyer with Jamie getting out the gate well in 2nd position behind the series leader. Jamie managed to hold on in the first lap and then the 4 strokes started coming! After battling for a few laps with the top 3 riders, Jamie made a mistake and dropped the bike which cost him dearly. Jamie remounted in 9th and was the second 2 stoke to cross the line for 9thposition. In race 2 Jamie got a good start down the middle of the field and manage to avoid the second corner pileup to come out in 9th place where he rode his race passing a rider on the last lap to finish 8th. In an unusual turn of events, 6th overall to 10th finished on 25 points, with Jamie 9th overall in that group.
Jack Lindsay, 433 MX2Race 1 didn’t get off to the start Jack wanted, after narrowly avoiding another rider who had gone down, Jack was at the back of the pack with all the work to do. Undeterred, Jack managed to pass several riders on the wet, tight track to just make it into the points and finish 20th at the flag. In race 2 Jack had a better start around 16th, towards the mid-pack he rode steadily to avoid making any mistakes. Jack had to push at the end as some riders were closing looking to take positions from him. Jack managed to cross the line in 17th for 17th overall on the day.
Dylan Brown, Team Manager

I’m pleased with the results from the team this weekend, Martin finishing 4th after a solid first race and looking the best he’s been all season. He’s getting closer to the podium where I’d expect him to be. Jamie had a great start in the first race and was unlucky to crash and lose a number of positions as I felt he could have had a top 5 result in that race. The conditions favoured the 4 strokes, having that instant traction available, so I am happy that Jamie had another solid race and finished inside the top 10 for 9th overall, tied on 25 points to 6th position for round 7 of the Revo British Motocross Championship fuelled by Gulf Race Fuels.

With Jack, we’d gone from extreme heat at Fat Cat to wet conditions in Whitby, each with their struggles, though he managed to put in point-scoring races this weekend in both motos. As we approach the last of the racing for the 2022 season, I’d like to thank the team members and sponsors for their support, and we look forward to Hawkstone in the Michelin MX Nationals this weekend.

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