After a tough and gruelling round one at Fatcat Moto Parc the Michelin MX Nationals powered by Milwaukee British Motocross championship is all set to head down to Landrake, Cornwall for round two this weekend (29th/30th April).
The opening round of the championship provided some great racing on the rough sand circuit in sunny conditions and kicked off the series in style and now everyone will want to build on their start, whether it was good or bad. It’ll be a contrast at Landrake Moto Parc with the hard pack dirt, rolling hills and off cambered bends but no doubt, the racing will be just as intense as it was at round one.
Local hero Josh Gilbert (SC Sportshomes/ Stebbings Husqvarna) will be coming into the weekend extremely confident, especially after emphatically winning both of the LyfeLinez Fastest 40 Elite motos at Fatcat and in doing so taking the lead in the Leatt MX1 Elite class. Josh has arguably turned more laps around Landrake than any of his competitors. He won the MX2 class two years ago beating Conrad Mewse in the process and his confidence will be high. But so too will the confidence of Harri Kullas (Crescent Cab Screens Yamaha) who took two second places at Fatcat. The defending champion looks strong and cool as always and took the overall win at Landrake last year going 1-1.
Currently third in the Leatt MX1 championship is Shaun Simpson (SS24 KTM) and the Scot will be hoping to make the long drive down to Cornwall a worthy one. Now no longer racing World GP’s Simpson will be going all out to win his first MX Nationals championship. Certainly don’t rule out the Crendon Fastrack Hitachi Honda team of Tommy Searle and Jake Nicholls for the win either. Both riders didn’t get their championship off to the start they’d hope and they’ll be going all out to make up the points. Add the likes of Ashton Dickinson (Talk Template KTM), Jake Millward (Verde Shiloh KTM), John Adamson (ASA United Gas Gas), Petar Petrov (Phoenix Tools / Even Strokes Kawasaki), Martin Barr, Stuart Edmonds (Apico Husqvarna), Brad Todd (Gabriel KTM) and Glen McCormick (Chambers Husqvarna) to the mix and it going to be another awesome days racing.
In the Apico MX2 Elite class Jamie Carpenter (GRT Impact KTM) came out swinging at Fatcat with his first ever pro overall victory and in some style going 1-1 to take the red plate into Landrake, a track he’ll feel comfortable on and with an abundance of confidence. Carlton Husband (Phoenix Tools / Even Stroke Kawasaki) will be hot on his heels though as he was solid at round one with two second place finishes. Calum Mitchell (Fabrican KTM) and Tom Grimshaw (Chambers Husqvarna) sit third and fourth in the championship respectively, tied on 36 points. Lewis Hall (LHR Husqvarna) will making his 2 stroke sing as he tries to build on a solid start and some real pace. Just like the MX1 class, the depth goes deep in MX2 and you can never count out the likes of Florian Miot (SC Sportshome / Stebbings Husqvarna), Jamie Law (Apico Husqvarna), Jay Hague (Crendon Fastrack Hitachi Honda), Sam Nunn (Crescent Cab Screens Yamaha), Adam Collings (MotoCycle KTM), Jamie Wainwright (Revo Seven Kawasaki) and young guns Kyle McNicoll (Verde Shiloh KTM) and Alfie Jones (Chambers Husqvarna) all making the podium. Add that to the fact that the Apico MX2 Elite class race with the Leatt MX1 Elite class in the two Lyfelinez Fastest 40 motos and you’re pretty much guaranteed an awesome race with plenty intensity and action.
The action doesn’t stop there though, there’s also top quality youth and other adult racing with the Syntol Lubricants Open 85cc, Seven MXY125/250, Moto Connection Clubman MX2, Worx Sports Insurance MX1, Motoverde Amateur MX1/MX1 and RFX Expert MX1/MX2 classes over the two days and they never fail to disappoint. The action comes thick and fast the Michelin MX Nationals powered by Milwaukee.
Spectator and camping tickets are available on www.mxnationals.co.uk priced at £20 for a two day spectator pass and £10 per vehicle for two days camping.
Current championship standings
Leatt MX1 Elite
1 – Josh Gilbert 502 – Harri Kullas 443 – Shaun Simpson 404 – Petar Petrov 315 – Ashton Dickinson 316 – Jake Millward 307 – Jake Nicholls 298 – Martin Barr 259 – John Adamson 2310 – Stuart Edmonds 19
Apico MX2 Elite
1 – Jamie Carpenter 502 – Carlton Husband 443 – Calum Mitchell 364 – Tom Grimshaw 325 – Lewis Hall 326 – Jamie Law 297 – Sam Nunn 278 – Kyle McNicoll 249 – Adam Collings 2310 – Alfie Jones 22
RFX Expert MX1
1 – Shaun Southgate 932 – Jayden Ashwell 843 – Jordan McCaw 714 – Charlie Putman 665 – Josh Waterman 59
RFX Expert MX2
1 – Bailey Johnston 922 – Sam Atkinson 703 – Josh Coleman 624 – Ollie Beamish 605 – Jayden Haigh 60
Motoverde Amateur MX1
1 – Harry Bradley 1002 – Lewis Taylor 803 – John Kirk 784 – Brad Thornhill 705 – Aaron Gardiner 55
Motoverde Amateur MX2
1 – Luca Pegg 1002 – Lewis Glynn 863 – Dan Brough 764 – Alex Buchanan 705 – Logan Wilcox 66
Moto Connection Clubman MX1
1 – Michael Graham 912 – Adam Reeves 893 – Connor Baldry 844 – Grant Martin 625 – Mitch Best 61
Worx Sports Insurance Clubman MX2
1 – Ben Wainwright 1002 – Ryan Gardiner 783 – Matthew Pocock 614 – Adam Pierce 605 – Max Fletcher 55
Seven MXY 250
1 – Tyler Westcott 1002 – Bayliss Utting 863 – Jak Taylor 724 – Finlay Evans 695 – Hudson Roper 66
Seven MXY 125
1 – Charlie Heyman 1002 – Ollie Colmer 863 – Cole McCullough 824 – Ben Mustoe 675 – Tyla Hooley 66
Syntol Lubricants BW85cc
1 – Billy Askew 1002 – Josh Vail 883 – Charlie Richmond 654 – Chester Hyde 635 – Ryan Waggott 62
Syntol Lubricants SW85cc
1 – Archie Jay Girdham 972 – Alfie Geddes-Green 893 – Blake Ward-Clarke 744 – Hayden Statt 705 – Joel Winstanly Dawson 59