Round two of the Bridgestone British Masters of motocross this weekend travels to Oxfordshire, and the spectacular Wroxton track with its fantastic jumps and elevation changes.
All eyes will be on the pro classes on Sunday where round one MX1 winner, Jake Shipton will be looking to extend his lead on his Crescent Yamaha. But sadly Cab Screen Deos Group Honda rider Dan Thornhill looks like he may well be a non-starter because of a recurring shoulder injury. The absence of Thornhill will give the on form Jake Millward a chance to move up from his current third place and maybe even take over the pro MX1 lead.
Martin Barr will be looking to consolidate his lead in the pro-MX2s on his Crescent Yamaha but Josh Gilbert was talking about a wildcard ride on his Buildbase Honda, and he will be looking for the win.
Taylor Hammal is second at the moment on his RHR Yamaha and is only four points off the lead. He is riding very well at the moment so he will have a say in the overall results.At this round, they will be running the “Bridgestone cup” for the top ten MX1 and MX2 pro riders as an extra race with a £900 prize pot divided between the top three finishers. So a good day for the pro riders to cash in.
Luke Sturgeon won all four of his Sport Tec Amateur MX1 races at round one. But the tracks between the first two rounds are so different perhaps second place man Gareth Artus will have something to say about the overall.
Only four points separate the top two in the CI Sport amateur MX2s as Olli Benton leads from Jack Rowland, but with 180 points up for grabs over the two days of racing things can change very quickly on the leader board.
Greg Fisher heads up the MX clubman class by six points from Charlie Sutton and Mark Kinsley. The two-strokes always sound good round Wroxham and with Chris Povey and Troy Willerton battling for the championship lead it will be one to watch.
The on-form Ike Carter will be looking to extend his lead in the SMPro MXY2s while Sam Atkinson will be looking to continue his unbeaten record in the CPS MC’s big wheel 85’s going into this round two.
The first round was close at the top of the Spanish MX small wheel 85’s, and Will Haddock, Mckenzie Marshall, Tyla Hooley and Finlay Boxhall will all be looking for the class overall win and the lead of the championship.
The little 65’s in the Rikki Priest Trian junior class look very small around this big track but the racing is always keen as Brandon Buckley, and Noah Eastwood will both be looking for wins.
Entry for spectators is £10, £5.00 for concessions with children under 3 getting in free. Camping is free. Words and pic by Dick Law.