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Todd and Adamson rule Sherwood

Brad Todd on his Moto-Cycle Yamaha and John Adamson riding a Gabriel KTM both left a scorching hot and sunny Sherwood motocross track with maximum pro points in the British Masters second round. Todd was top in qualifying and combined that with two Pro MX1 race wins. At the same time, Adamson did the same in Pro MX2.

All the action last weekend was at round two of the Bridgestone British Masters as over three hundred riders took to the fast and technical Nottinghamshire track for a great weekend of racing. Considering the heat, the track personal kept the course well-watered with the only dust coming from the face of the jumps and well in control.

 Todd got the holeshot at the start of the first combined pro MX1 and MX2 from Elliott Banks-Browne, Josh Spinks and Liam Knight, while the first of the MX2’s was Adamson in fifth. While Todd and Banks-Browne started to pull away from the rest in a personal duel for the race win, Spinks made a mistake allowing Knight through to third, with Adamson doing the same thing a lap later.

Gavin Stevenson was with Neville Bradshaw battling over sixth till at the halfway stage Lewis Hall blasted past them on his way to finishing the race in sixth, but the second MX2.

For lap after lap, Banks-Browne, now with his injured back well on the mend, did all he could to close the gap on the leader Todd, but as the race came to an end, Todd did just enough to the first Pro race win.

Knight was a distant third in the MX1 class with Adamson, the winner of the MX2’s fourth on the track. Tom Grimshaw didn’t make thing easy for himself with his eleventh-place start but after battling with Dan Thornhill and Bradshaw ended his race in ninth but third MX2.

Once again, Todd and Banks-Browne lead the pack in to turn one at the start of the second Pro race, and it looked like we were going to see a repeat of race one. But, just after the halfway point and with Todd still in his sight, Banks-Browne’s rear shock gave out, and he was forced to slow, leaving Todd unchallenged for his second win of the day.

Adamson started the race in fourth and inherited third when Spinks crashed out and then was handed second in the race when Banks-Browne slowed with his ailing bike. He closed on Todd, but his MX2 machine was no match for Todd’s bigger and more powerfull MX1.

Hall was chasing Adamson all race long and crossed the finish line in third but second MX2. Thornhill and Knight gated seventh and eighth, but Knight got the better of Thornhill as they passed Banks-Browne towards the end of the race.

Grimshaw once again made work hard for himself. He was fourteenth at the start to finish seventh at the flag but third in the MX2 class.

Overall, in the Pro MX1’s, it was Todd from Knight and Banks-Browne with Thornhill just missing out of the podium, but in the championship, Knight now leads Thornhill by fourteen points with Gavin Stevenson third. But look out, Todd is currently in fourth and moving up.

In the MX2 overall, it was Adamson from Hall and Grimshaw for the podium, with Sam Nunn just missing out. In the championship, Adamson has a race win advantage over Grimshaw, with Nunn and Hall filling the following two places.

“I had a nice gap in both races, but I had Adamson keeping me honest in race two,” said a happy Todd, “It was good last weekend at Canada Heights as I was out in fount for a lot of the race, but I got tired. That experience gave me a lot of confidence, and this helped me win today. The track here is quite good, but you have to keep your wits about you as there was some bit’s that could catch you out.”

MX2 winner and championship leader Adamson said, “Being out with the 450s, it’s hard to get going sometime, but having said that, it’s nice to have them pushing you along as it makes you go faster. Two class win’s and a fourth and a second in the races is good. The second race, when the track had dried out a bit, it was good for the 250, but it was a struggle in the first race. I liked the track as it was fast and flowing with loose soil. It got some naughty square-edged bumps towards the end of the day, but that’s to be expected, with all the classes today. But it was a good day out.”

The rest

Aaron crashed in the first Amateur MX1 race and had to fight his way from seventh, after his crash to end his race second behind Benjamin Knight. He didn’t do that again as he won all his next races to win the overall. Edward Briscoe didn’t finish out of the two-three all weekend was second with race one winner, Knight third overall.

It looked like Patrick Jackson was going to dominate the amateur MX2’s as he won both of his races on Saturday and the first on Sunday. But it all fell apart in race four. He crashed on the first lap of a slippy-watered track and came past the lap-scoring van in twenty-eighth place. As Rory Jones crossed the finish line for the race win, it looked like he would get the overall, but Jackson had managed to get himself up to seventh, and with that snatched the overall out of Jones’s hands by just three points. Shaun Springer claimed the last step on the podium.

It was tight at the top of the clubman class as Mark Kinsley won the overall by just two points from Richy Roberts with Max Wood a distant third.

The young Charlie Hayman was in control of the 125cc two-strokes, and he took four wins from four starts. This left Rob Holyoake and Matt Bayliss to fight over second and third as the pair ended the weekend separated by just six points.

Youth

Ben Clark dominated the MXY2’s with four convincing wins from his four starts. Raife Broadley was second, with Jamie Watson taking the third step on the podium.

Billy Askew, like Clark in the MXT2’s, was all four of his big wheel 85 races for the overall with Finley Evens and Josh Vail on the podium and with Tyla Hooley just missing out.

Reece Jones was another rider with a maximum score, and he won all four small wheel 85 races from Drew Stock and Chester Hyde.

Joel Winstanley-Dawson won three out of his four junior 65’s races with Finley Pickering and Alfie Geddes Green second and third and with race three winner Robbie Daly fourth in a very tight battle for the podium places.

The next round of this popular championship takes place at Wroxton on the 17th and 18th of next month.

Pro MX1:

1 Brad Todd (Moto-Cycle / Fountain Builders Yamaha) 45 + 45 = 90
2 Liam Knight (Gabriel KTM) 41 + 43 = 84
3 Elliot Banks-Browne (Oakleaf Honda) 43 + 39 = 82
4 Dan Thornhill (Cab Screens / Crescent Yamaha) 37 + 41 = 78
5 Gavin Stevenson (Dixon Honda) 35 + 37 = 72
6 Richard McKeown (RM22 Husqvarna) 34 + 35 = 69
7 Charlie Putnam (Par Homes Husqvarna) 33 + 34 = 67
8 Drew Anderson (Destination MX Husqvarna) 30 + 33 = 63
9 Simon Booth (Acerbis KTM) 31 + 32 = 63
10 Zac Stealey (Apico KTM) 32 + 31 = 63

Pro MX2:

1 John Adamson (Gabriel KTM) 45 + 45 = 90
2 Lewis Hall (Rob Hooper Racing Yamaha) 43 + 43 = 86
3 Tom Grimshaw (Chambers Husqvarna) 41 + 41 = 82
4 Sam Nunn (Rob Hooper Racing Yamaha) 37 + 37 = 74
5 Neville Bradshaw (Husqvarna) 39 + 35 = 74
6 Cullen Scott (Team Green Kawasaki) 35 + 34 = 69
7 Michael Ellis (ICS Husqvarna) 34 + 33 = 67
8 Robert Yates (IDS Yamaha) 33 + 32 = 65
9 Louie Kessel (JDR KTM) 31 + 31 = 62
10 Oliver Beamish (KTM) 29 + 30 = 59

CiSport Amateur MX1:

1 Aaron Patstone (KTM) 37 + 45 + 45 + 45 = 172
2 Edward Briscoe (Husqvarna) 43 + 43 + 41 + 43 = 170
3 Benjamin Knight (Yamaha) 45 + 35 + 39 + 41 = 160
4 George Clarke (Yamaha) 41 + 37 + 35 + 39 = 152
5 Harry Bradley (Kawasaki) 34 + 41 + 37 + 37 = 149
6 Will Miller (KTM) 33 + 39 + 43 + 34 = 149
7 Dan Whitehead (KTM) 39 + 34 + 33 + 32 = 138
8 Callum Gordon (Kawasaki) 35 + 33 + 26 + 33 = 138
9 Matt Lomas (KTM) 32 + 32 + 31 + 31 = 127
10 Adam Wells (KTM) 22 + 30 + 34 + 30 = 116

Pro-Green Amateur MX2:

1 Patrick Jackson (KTM) 45 + 45 + 45 + 34 = 169
2 Rory Jones (KTM) 39 + 43 + 39 + 45 = 166
3 Shaub Springer (KTM) 35 + 41 + 43 + 43 = 162
4 Ben Burridge (KTM) 32 + 35 + 41 + 41 = 142
5 Alfie Jones (KTM) 37 + 39 + 33 + 39 = 148
6 Josh Canton (KTM) 41 + 34 + 27 + 33 = 135
7 Todd Ritchie (KTM) 43 + 27 + 37 + 25 = 132
8 Dan Brough (Husqvarna) 34 + 37 + 29 + 30 = 130
9 Josh Coleman (Husqvarna) 31 + 30 + 30 + 37 = 128
10 James Rutter (KTM) 28 + 29 + 35 + 35 = 127

Spanish MX Holidays Clubman:

1 Mark Kinsley (Yamaha) 37 + 45 + 37 + 45 = 164
2 Richy Roberts (KTM) 43 + 35 + 43 + 41 = 162
3 Max Wood (Yamaha) 33 + 43 + 30 + 43 = 149
4 Aidan Carney (Husqvarna) 45 + 32 + 39 + 33 = 149
5 Curtis Henderson (KTM) 30 + 41 + 34 + 39 = 144
6 Ben Hughes (Honda) 34 + 34 + 35 + 35 = 138
7 Mitchell Collins (KTM) 41 + 37 + 25 + 27 = 130
8 Matthew Jones (KTM) 32 + 30 + 33 + 34 = 129
9 Karl Jenkinson (KTM) 15 + 33 + 41 + 37 = 126
10 Scott Almore (Honda) 35 + 39 + 45 + 0 = 119

DEP / Putoline 125:
1 Charlie Hayman (KTM) 45 + 45 + 45 + 45 = 180
2 Rob Holyoake (Yamaha) 43 + 41 + 43 + 41 = 168
3 Matt Bayliss (TM) 41 + 43 + 35 + 43 = 163
4 Bayliss Utting (Husqvarna) 37 + 33 + 39 + 37 = 146
5 Troy Willerton (TM) 30 + 37 + 34 + 39 = 140
6 Ollie Colmer (KTM) 39 + 39 + 41 + 20 + 139
7 Jordan Bachelor (Yamaha) 35 + 34 + 30 + 35 = 134
8 Chuck Davies (TM) 33 + 30 + 29 + 34 = 126
9 Bradley Doyle (KTM) 31 + 29 + 31 + 33 = 124
10 Arai Elcock (Yamaha) 26 + 32 + 32 + 32 = 122

SmPro MXY2 Youth:

1 Ben Clark (Husqvarna) 45 + 45 + 45 + 45 = 180
2 Ralfe Broadley (KTM) 35 + 39 + 41 + 43 = 158
3 Jamie Watson (Yamaha) 39 + 41 + 34 + 37 = 151
4 Callum McCaul (Husqvarna) 33 + 31 + 43 + 34 = 141
5 Jude Turton (Gas Gas) 31 + 33 + 39 + 35 = 138
6 Ayden Smith (KTM) 37 + 34 + 35 + 32 = 138
7 Kayde Rayns (KTM) 41 + 21 + 33 + 41 = 136
8 Joseph Leeks (KTM) 32 + 29 + 37 + 31 = 129
9 Liam Bennett (KTM) 28 + 30 + 29 + 33 = 120
10 Harvey Cashmore (Husqvarna) 43 + 43 + 0 + 29 = 115

DEP / Bridgestone BW 85:

1 Billy Askew (KTM) 45 + 45 + 45 + 45 = 180
2 Finley Evens (KTM) 41 + 43 + 43 + 41 = 168
3 Josh Vail (Husqvarna) 39 + 41 + 37 + 39 = 156
4 Tyla Hooley (KTM) 43 + 29 + 39 + 43 = 154
5 Charlie Richmond (KTM) 37 + 37 + 34 + 37 = 145
6 Ryan Waggott (Husqvarna) 35 + 32 + 41 + 35 = 143
7 Will Haddock (KTM) 27 + 39 + 35 + 34 = 135
8 Ellis Poole (KTM) 32 + 31 + 33 + 32 = 128
9 Jake Walker (Husqvarna) 34 + 25 + 31 + 33 = 123
10 Kyron Carron (KTM) 31 + 35 + 27 + 29 = 122

Spanish MX Holidays / Bridgestone SX85:

1 Reece Jones (KTM) 45 + 45 + 45 + 45 = 180
2 Drew Stock (Husqvarna) 43 + 43 + 41 + 41 = 168
3 Chester Hyde (Gas Gas) 41 + 39 + 33 + 43 = 156
4 Hayden Statt (Husqvarna) 34 + 35 + 43 + 37 = 149
5 Blake Ward-Clarke (KTM) 39 + 34 + 37 + 35 = 145
6 Jamie Keith (KTM) 37 + 37 + 28 + 34 = 136
7 Sonny Rooney (KTM) 35 + 32 + 34 + 32 = 133
8 Alfie Herron (Husqvarna) 21 + 31 + 35 + 39 = 126
9 Isaac Ash (KTM) 33 + 30 + 32 + 31 = 126
10 Oakley Kettle (KTM) 32 + 28 + 31 + 28 = 119

DBMX / Bridgestone junior 65:

1 Joel Winstanley-Dawson (Yamaha) 45 + 45 + 39 + 45 = 174
2 Finley Pickering (Yamaha) 41 + 39 + 43 + 32 = 155
3 Alfie Geddes Green (KTM) 37 + 41 + 41 + 31 = 150
4 Robbie Daly (KTM) 17 + 43 + 45 + 43 = 148
5 Olivia Raynolds (KTM) 35 + 32 + 35 + 39 = 141
6 Olly Waters (KTM) 43 + 15 + 37 + 41 = 136
7 Chase Panter (Husqvarna) 34 + 34 + 31 + 35 = 134
8 Jenson Severn (KTM) 30 + 37 + 29 + 37 = 133
9 Jack Leese (KTM) 39 + 35 + 23 + 33 = 130
10 Stanley Siebert (KTM) 32 + 30 + 33 + 24 = 119

Words and pics by Dick Law

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