|This weekend saw the SJP Moto team return to action at the Revo ACU British Motocross Championship fuelled by Gulf Race Fuels for the third round at Lyng in Norfolk. Following successful results at last weekend’s MX Nationals for Charlie Heyman, Josh Vail and Archie Jay Girdham the team headed to Lyng looking for more strong results. This weekend saw the team joined by Reece Jones once again, while Jayden Haigh continued to recover from his recent injury.|
In the morning qualifying session Charlie Heyman once again dominated the 125cc class by going pole by over a second, with Reece struggling to find a flow on the track and finished the session 20th fastest. In the Big Wheel 85cc class Josh Vail posted a strong time early in the session and secured fourth fastest.
In the opening 125cc race Charlie suffered a bad jump out of the gate and got boxed in and rounded the opening corners at the back of the pack while Reece was inside the top 10 on the opening lap. Charlie quickly set about pushing forward and was pushing for the top 5 before a crash dropped him backwards once again. With more work to do Charlie pushed hard to the finish to claim fourth at the finish with the fastest lap of the race. For Reece it was a good solid moto that saw him finish 10th.
The 125cc race saw Charlie make up for the first moto with a dominate performance that saw him claim a fantastic race win by over 12 seconds. The race win saw Charlie take second overall and maintain his lead in the Championship. For Reece the second moto saw him start around the top 15 and maintain the position during the moto to take 15th at the flag and 14th overall and 14th in the championship.
In the first of the Big Wheel 85cc races Josh Vail made a strong start and rounded the fast section of opening corners to be in third place early on. Josh pushed forward and continued to maintain his third place until the finish. Again, in the second moto Josh made another strong start and quickly moved into third place again and claimed a second third place finish of the day for third overall on the day.
The team now prepare for the next round of the Revo ACU British Motocross Championship fuelled by Gulf Race Fuels at Canada Heights on May 22nd.
Leighton Haigh – Team Manager – This weekend Charlie was in great form once again. In the first moto he got a bad start and rounded the first turn almost last and came back to 6th before crashing and having to push hard to finish in 4th. The second moto saw Charlie back in fine form as he claimed the race win and second overall. Reece struggled a bit this weekend to find his flow on the track and managed to finish 10th and 15th. In the Big Wheels Josh had two solid third place finishes, he rode well in before motos to keep his focus during two very lonely rides. Overall, it was a good weekend and we now prepare for the next round in two weeks.