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Kullas talks of Fatcat clean sweep

Cab Screens Crescent Yamaha rider Harri Kullas kicked off his Michelin MX Nationals Pro MX1 campaign this weekend at the sand track of Fat Cat Motoparc in Yorkshire.

Kullas with team boss Lee Webber

Harri qualified well in 4th place, meaning a decent gate pick which paid off, as he pulled a holeshot and led from start to finish, pulling a healthy gap of 18 seconds over Shaun Simpson in 2nd.

A similar story in race two as Harri’s YZ450F grabbed the holeshot again as he edged away from Simpson and Dylan Walsh to another comfortable win.

Race three and the MX2 Pro’s joined the party, as Harri holeshot again and pulled a sizeable lead. The race was then cut short due to a crash but the result stood, as over half the race was complete, and Harri won by 11 seconds.

Shaun Simpson holeshot the last race but by lap three Harri moved into the lead until lap seven when Conrad Mewse went past, only for Harri to pass Mewse back 3 laps later and win by 4 seconds to complete an incredible weekend of 4 race wins.

Kullas was unstoppable

He said: “Third race of the year and finally everything went well for our team and myself.

I got 3 holeshots out of 4, with 4 race wins to start the MX Nationals championship great!

We have been working and learning with the new bike and setup but I’m feeling better and better. I would say I could improve still a little.

It is long season but I’m happy for me, for my team and great to get wins for Yamaha!”

Dan Thornhill kicked off his Michelin MX Nationals Pro MX1 campaign this weekend at the sand track of Fat Cat Motoparc in Yorkshire.

Dan didn’t get the start he needed in the first race and rounded lap one in 13th place, before making good progress through the field for 9th place.

A much better start in race two for Dan who was 4th early on, before dropping off the pace mid-race and then finding some speed towards the end to finish 8th.

Race three and Dan was buried mid-pack at the start, but found some serious pace mid-race to pull through to 7th in MX1.

Another 7th place for Dan in race four on a very challenging race track, meant a solid weekend in the books with 7th overall in Pro MX1.

He said: “This weekend was a struggle for me. Straight away from the get go in qualifying, the feeling with the track was not there.

I dug in and fought through the races. There were some positives with a big improvement on the starts this week and was again nice to race a tough and demanding track.

Big Thankyou as always to everyone within our team we focus now onto Canada Heights this weekend!”

Joe Brookes kicked off his Michelin MX Nationals MXY1 campaign this weekend at the sand track of Fat Cat Motoparc in Yorkshire.

After qualifying in 6th place in the MXY1 class, Joe’s GYTR YZ125 flew off the gate once again to lead the MXY1 class early on, before a fall on lap two dropped him down the field and left him with work to do, getting back to 3rd place in his class.

Another fall in race two early on, meant a battle for Joe, as he salvaged 6th place.

On Sunday, Joe had two more races and in race 3 of the weekend, a decent start saw Joe push hard for 3rd place by the end.

In Race 4 Joe got a flying start to lead the MXY1 pack, before a fall on lap three put paid to his race, forcing him to retire.

Joe was lying 2nd overall going into the last race, but the last race DNF pushed him back to 9th overall for the weekend.

Her said: “It was a struggle for me this weekend and I couldn’t find any flow out on track. Silly mistakes cost me some better results, but I’m looking forward to the next round.”