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Bird flies to win at new-look Preston Docks

As the sun went down on the first day of racing at round two of the Michelin MX Nationals and spectators and competitors retreated to the paddock and their BBQ’s the new track layout at Preston Docks was voted to be a winner giving riders load more overtaking opportunities, writes Dick Law.

Richard Bird lead the way in the expert MX1’s with two wins from his two starts as Ryan Crowder chased him over the finish line on each occasion and James Lassu third.

The start of the clubman MX2

Things were tight at the top of the expert MX2’s with just a single point separating race two winner from Tom Grimshaw with race one winner Rossi Beard third, just five points behind.

It was the same in the clubman MX1’s as Aiden Christie with a win and a second place was in the overall lead from race two winner Jamie McCarthy with Gay Prince third.

The start of the clubman MX1’s

Lewis Parkinson was in control of the clubman MX2’s by winning both races as Fabio Rizzi notched up two seconds and the pair start day two ten points clear of third place man Harry Foster.

It was difficult to separate the top three in the MXY2’s but with a win and a second place Cullum Green will be in the lead come the start of day two. Aaron-Lee Hanson is just two points behind Green, with Josh Peters three points behind him in third.

Jack Grayson and Ryan Mawhinney tied on points at the top of the big wheel 85’s sharing a win and second place each with Buster Hart third.

Spectators enjoying a beer in the sunshine

In the small wheel part of the race Bailey Johnston won both races from Arai Elock and Boston Gilbert.

With the pro riders taking to the tomorrow and the weather looking as if it’s going to be as nice as it was today it’s going to be a good day for motocross.

The new finish line
Ben Clark looking good
Josh Coleman and Tom Grimshaw
The new start line
Ryan McClean and Tom Grimshaw
The start of the clubman MX2’s
Ryan Mawhinney on the gas
Rossi Beard goes for it
Tom Grimshaw smashes the berm
Jamie Wainwright pushing on
KTM team boss Lee Tolan going hard!
Kieron Mcavoy going quick
Guy Prince on it at the Docks
Joel Rizzi cranks it over
Air for Josh Peters
Cullum Green flies
Style for Joel Rizzi
Callum Meara on the green machine
Kyle McNicol pushing on
Cullum Green roosting
Action from Jude Morris
Buster Hart at speed
Green meanie Raife Broadley
Big air for Ryan Mawhinney
Buster Hart looking super stylish

MX NATIONALS – DAY ONE RESULTS

Expert MX2
Race 1
1. #123 Finley Rossi Beard
2. #61 Tom Grimshaw
3. #111 Jamie Wainwright
4. #10 Jason Meara
5. #300Ben Franklin
6. #101 Ben Clark

Race 2
1. #40 Jamie Wainwright
2. #61 Tom Grimshaw
3. #111 Ben Putnam
4. #661 Josh Coleman
5. #300 Ben Franklin
6. #101 Ben Clark

Overall
1. #40 Jamie Wainwright 45 points
2. #61 Tom Grimshaw 44
3. #123 Finley Rossi Beard 39
4. #661 Josh Coleman 32
5. #300 Ben Franklin 32
6. #111 Ben Putnam 31

Expert MX1
Race 1
1. #157 Richard Bird
2. #146 Ryan Crowder
3. #171 Zac Stealey
4. #2 James Lassu
5. #166 Josh Taylor
6. #131 henry Siddiqui

Race 2
1. #157 Richard Bird
2. #146 Ryan Crowder
3. #14 Brad Cavill
4. #6 Steve Bixby
5. #152 Luke Sturgeon
6. #2 James Lassu

Expert MX1
1. #157 Richard Bird 50 points
2. #146 Ryan Crowder 44
3. #2 James Lassu 33
4. #171 Zac Stealey 31
5. #6 Steve Bixby 30
6. #166 Josh Taylor 28

Clubman MX2
Race 1
1. #115 Lewis Parkinson
2. #290 Fabio Rizzi
3. #244 Jamie Hall
4. #59 Deon Thomas
5. #52 Harry Foster
6. #42 Charlie Razzell

Race 2
1. #115 Lewis Parkinson
2. #290 Fabio Rizzi
3. #195 Kristopher Rea
4. #52 Harry Foster
5. #323 Adam Pierce
6. #108 Michael McAlister

Overall
1. #115 Lewis Parkinson 50 points
2. #290 Fabio Rizzi 44
3. #52 Harry Foster 34
4. #195 Kristopher Rea 31
5. #323 Adam Pierce 28
6. #108 Michael McAlister 28

Clubman MX1
Race 1
1. #15 Aiden Christie
2. #41 Guy Prince
3. #79 Jamie McCarthy
4. #279 Jake McLean
5. #124 Kieron McAvoy
6. #901 Ashley Watt

Race 2
1. #79 Jamie McCarthy
2. #15 Aiden Christie
3. #37 Harry Fletcher
4. #48 Justin Robinson
5. #41 Guy Prince
6. #614 Joe Walklett

Overall
1. #15 Aiden Christie 47 points
2. #79 Jamie McCarthy 45
3. #41 Guy Prince 38
4. #48 Justin Robinson 32
5. #37 Harry Fletcher 30
6. #279 Jake McLean 27

MXY2
Race 1
1. #49 Callum Green
2. #13 Aaron-Lee Hanson
3. #712 Josh Peters
4. #28 Kacey Hird
5. #20 Cailum Meara
6. #448 Denny Rapson

Race 2
1. #13 Aaron-Lee Hanson
2. #49 Callum Green
3. #712 Josh Peters
4. #448 Denny Rapson
5. #46 Ben Knight
6. #20 Cailum Meara

Overall
1. #49 Callum Green 47 points
2. #13 Aaron-Lee Hanson 47
3. #712 Josh Peters 40
4. #20 Cailum Meara 33
5. #28 Kacey Hird 30
6. #448 Denny Rapson 29

MXY1
Race 1
1. #912 Joel Rizzi
2. #54 Dylan Spenser
3. #524 Sam Price
4. #148 Aaron Colley
5. #579 Bobby Bruce
6. #174 Tom Murphy

Race 2
1. #912 Joel Rizzi
2. #579 Bobby Bruce
3. #57 Kyle McNicol
4. #524 Sam Price
5. #7 Oliver Beamish
6. #54 Dylan Spenser

Overall
1. #912 Joel Rizzi 50 points
2. #579 Bobby Bruce 40
3. #54 Dylan Spenser 37
4. #524 Sam Price 34
5. #147 Andrew Pohlen 31
6. #57 Kyle McNicol 27

BW85
Race 1
1. #15 Ryan Mawhinney
2. #99 Jack Grayshon
3. #417 Vinnie Guthrie
4. #111 Buster Hart
5. #101 Jude Morris
6. #90 Callum Baldwin

Race 2
1. #99 Jack Grayshon
2. #15 Ryan Mawhinney
3. #111 Buster Hart
4. #81 Trystan Williams
5. 90 Callum Baldwin
6. 702 Harrison McCann

Overall
1. #99 Jack Grayson 47 points
2. #15 Ryan Mawhinney 47
3. #111 Buster Hart 38
4. #417 Vinnie Guthrie 32
5. #81 Trystan Williams 31
6. #90 Callum Baldwin 31

SW85
Race 1
1. #9 Bailey Johnston
2. #171 Arai Elcock
3. #1 Boston Gilbert
4. #122 Charlie Reynolds
5. #698 Ollie Addy
6. #163 Ben Mustoe

Race 2
1. #9 Bailey Johnston
2. #6 Ollie Colmer
3. #171 Arai Elcock
4. #333 Braydon Ferguson
5. #1 Boston Gilbert
6. #163 Ben Mustoe

Overall
1. #9 Bailey Johnston 50 points
2. #171 Arai Elcock 42
3. #1 Boston Gilbert 36
4. #122 Charlie Reynolds 32
5. #333 Braydon Ferguson 31
6. #163 Ben Mustoe 30

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