The final round of the Revo British Motocross Championship fuelled by Gulf Race Fuels took place last weekend at Landrake Motoparc. With a schedule of racing from the Autos to the Pro MX1 Class, the 2-day event would complete the ACU National Championship calendar for 2021.
Apico Husqvarna made the long trip down to the Southwest of England intending to complete the season in style. With two top 10 Championship positions possible in the Pro Classes for Stuart and Jamie, and a top 5 on the line for Jack Lindsay in the MXY2 class, the team were motivated and in high spirits looking forward to Sunday’s racing.
Stuart Edmonds, 162 Husqvarna FC450 MX1 Qualifying P9, Race 1 P10 Race 2 P8
“Race 1 wasn’t the start I needed, I picked a middle gate and didn’t get the jump, being mid-pack, I worked my way up to 8th and then hit the back of another rider. That damaged my radiator and after making a few checks and realising there were no leaks I carried on making my way through the pack. I ended up going down again and damaging my goggles and twisting my bars. I managed to get back up and push through to 10th at the flag. In race 2 I had a decent start and got my head down making passes up to 8th, I was then in a battle with another rider where we made time on the front runners, though unfortunately, with 4 laps to go I had lost a lot of energy and had to settle for 8th place.
“I’ve had a great season, one of the best in my career. I’d like to thank Dylan & Anna for supporting me in the U.K. and making sure the bike hasn’t missed a beat in the Championship. Apico and their suppliers have given me the best products to allow me to compete at the top level. All my sponsors and those in Club 162, my family and of course my girlfriend Sophie and Mechanic David. Without all your help this season would not have been possible, thank you again.”
Jamie Law, 25 Husqvarna TC250 MX2 Qualifying P5, Race 1 P9 Race 2 P7
“After the best qualifying session of the season, I had one of the first gate picks that led to a great start and running top 6 for the first part of the race. I then started to get arm pump and struggled with the front-end suspension. I lacked confidence in the setup, which cost me a couple of positions towards the end of the race. In race 2 after some suspension setting alterations, I felt a lot more comfortable. I was able to attack the track a lot better. The start wasn’t as good as race 1, though I was able to get my head down and make a few passes for 7th at the line.
“I’d like to thank Apico & their sponsors, Dulson Training for their support and Apico Husqvarna for stepping up and looking after the bikes. A special thanks to Dylan who I know has put the time in to make sure the bikes were always performing. I’ve scored points and finished every race in the MXGB bar one, the bikes are a testament to that. I love the fact that every round this year has been a family affair, either with mum & dad, or my partner Jeanette and little girl Livvy. Thanks to all those guys for supporting my racing.”
Matt Burrows, 25 Husqvarna FC250 MX2 Qualifying P20, Race 1 P15 Race 2 P14
“I had a terrible start in the first race running 18th, though managed to pass a few riders to settle into 15th, it’s a shame there wasn’t another 5 minutes at the end of the race as I felt I was making up ground and still felt good. I struggled in the second race, I was last off the start, which wasn’t good. I managed to get my head down and make a few passes to get to 14th place and put some points on the board.
“I’d like to thank Dylan and Anna at Apico Husqvarna, I’ve had 10 years of support from Apico and appreciate all the help I have been given. I’d like to thank my mum and dad for supporting my racing and all my other sponsors for the 2021 season.”
Jack Lindsay 433 Husqvarna FC250 MXY2 Qualifying P11, Race 1 P7, Race 2 P13, Race 3 P1, Race 4 P6
“This weekend was always going to be tough being the first race back since I lost my best mate and training partner Jude Morris in a racing incident a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to go out there and give my all as I know that’s what he would have wanted me to do. Qualifying wasn’t great, though I managed to get a half-decent gate pic and prepare for the racing. That first race didn’t go to plan at all, I had a decent start though was ran into by a rider at the top of the track. I managed to restart right at the back and push on passing more than a dozen riders to finish P13 and P7 in class. Race 2 started better. I wanted that holeshot so bad and managed it. I was somewhat unlucky coming off on the first lap, though I managed to get back to 7th and push on to 4th place when disaster struck, and I lost my chain. I was unable to get the chain on or the bike back up the hill, so my race finished on lap 7 of 10. It was race 3 where I delivered, for myself and Jude. I got the holeshot again and powered to my third race win of the season. In race 4 I got a good start and I settled into 6th position and stayed there until the flag. It’s a shame I had such bad luck in race 2, as I was on for a podium.
“I’d like to dedicate my race win to Jude, you’ll never be forgotten, mate. I’d like to thank Dylan & Anna and the team at Apico Husqvarna, my coach Ash and fellow RMJ Academy riders, sponsors and not forgetting all my family that make racing possible.”
Dylan Brown, Team Manager – Apico Husqvarna
8th Overall for Edmonds MX1, 10th Overall for Law 10th, 4th Overall for Lindsay MXY2.
“I’m satisfied we’ve managed to finish inside the top 10 at this level of British Championship Motocross this year. I’d like to thank all the riders, mechanics, and the rest of the team for helping to pull everything together and represent our sponsors in 2021. We have contested over 15 rounds of racing against the best riders from the UK and afar, travelled several thousand miles and covered most parts of the country to do so and maintained race bikes to the highest standards possible. But most of all, we have done this as a team of dedicated people who enjoy going racing.
“The biggest thank you must go to my partner in life and business Anna for supporting me on this journey, it’s been tough at times though we’ve managed it together and completed yet another racing season. We now look forward to the last event of the season at Weston Beach Race in a couple of weeks’ time and then we start planning for the 2022.”