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MX Nationals change schedule over British date clash

Riders who contest the Revo British championship round at Foxhill on June 19 will be able to race day two of the rival MX Nationals at Hawkstone Park on June 20, as the two-day series has altered its plan to allow one-day riders in.

The issue came when the Revo series announced it would race on June 19 to avoid a clash with the Russian GP this weekend. Many had expected the MXGP to be cancelled, but it’s going ahead.

So Revo series organisers RHL moved the Foxhill event to a Saturday, June 19, to allow riders to race on Sunday at Hawkstone – even though MX Nationals bosses weren’t in favour of the plan. MX Nationals are now full two-day events, with points-paying races on both days. But it also would mean any rider had to qualify on Saturday, so ruling out any Sunday-only entries. The has now changes, with MX Nationals boss Paul Irwin running a qualifying practice on the Sunday morning to allow riders who raced at Foxhill the chance to do one day of his series. Of course, they will miss the points on Saturday.

“As most of you know there is a clash of championships on the 19th/20th June between the MX Nationals and the Revo ACU championship,” said MX Nationals head Irwin.

“Although this is far from ideal and certainly not something the MX Nationals wanted, it is not possible to change, so we must deal with the challenge ahead. Firstly, it is great to see the support we have in the paddock with many riders booking in for both days at Hawkstone.

“In an effort to make this situation work for as many riders as we can, we will try and accommodate those riders attending Foxhill on the Saturday and where possible allow them to ride on the Sunday only.

“They will obviously lose championship points from not attending Saturday’s racing, but we will make it so that all riders re-qualify on Sunday. The schedule for the weekend will be almost identical to round one apart from a Sunday morning ten minute timed session for grid positions in all classes. There will be no sighting laps then before race one on Sunday. This is an impossible situation so please work with us.”

MX Nationals Round 2 Schedule –

Hawkstone Park Saturday 9:00am

Timed Practice BW/SW85 Championship 12 mins

Timed Practice MXY1/2 Championship 12 mins

Timed Practice Clubmen MX1/2 12 mins

Timed Practice Amateur MX1/2 12 mins

Timed Practice Pro/Expert MX2 5 mins Free + 15 mins timed

Timed Practice Pro/Expert MX1 5 mins Free + 15 mins timed

Track Prep 15 mins

Saturday 11:00am

Race 1 BW/SW85 Championship 15 mins + 1

Race 2 MXY1/2 Championship 18 mins + 1

Race 3 Clubmen MX1/2 16 mins + 1

Race 4 Amateur MX1/2 18 mins + 1

Race 5 Pro/Expert MX2 20 mins + 1

Race 6 Pro/Expert MX1 20 mins + 1

Track Prep 15 mins

Race 7 BW/SW85 Championship 15 mins + 1

Race 8 MXY1/2 Championship 18 mins + 1

Race 9 Clubmen MX1/2 16 mins + 1

Race 10 Amateur MX1/2 18 mins + 1

Race 11 Pro/Expert MX2 20 mins + 1

Race 12 Pro/Expert MX1 20 mins + 1

Sunday 9:00am

Timed Practice BW/SW85 Championship 10 mins

Timed Practice MXY1/2 Championship 10 mins

Timed Practice Clubmen MX1/2 10 mins

Timed Practice Amateur MX1/2 10 mins

Timed Practice Expert MX1/2 10 mins

Timed Practice Fastest 40 MX1/2 10 mins

Track Prep 15 mins

Race 1 BW/SW85 Championship 15 mins + 1

Race 2 MXY1/2 Championship 18 mins + 1

Race 3 Clubmen MX1/2 16 mins + 1

Race 4 Amateur MX1/2 18 mins +1

Race 5 Expert MX1/2 20 mins + 1

Sighting Lap Fastest 40 MX1/2 1 Lap

Race 6 Fastest 40 MX1/2 25 mins + 2

Track Prep 15 mins

Race 7 BW/SW85 Championship 15 mins + 1

Race 8 MXY1/2 Championship 18 mins + 1

Race 9 Clubmen MX1/2 16 mins + 1

Race 10 Amateur MX1/2 18 mins +1

Race 11 Expert MX1/2 20 mins + 1

Sighting Lap Fastest 40 MX1/2 1 Lap

Race 12 Fastest 40 MX1/2 25 mins + 2

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