Harri Kullas entered the penultimate round of the Michelin MX Nationals British Championship as series leader, with a healthy 45 point advantage over Josh Gilbert.
After qualifying well in 4th place, Harri had the perfect start in race one, leading from the off. Shaun Simpson was in close attention before he went missing early on, then John Adamson was left in second but also went missing, leaving Harri to a very comfortable win.
A similar story in race two, as Harri got the holeshot again and pulled a comfortable lead to win the race, the overall and the 2022 Pro MX1 Championship. His 3rd title in four years.
Harri Kullas “I felt good going into Sundays race as I’d spent a lot of time in Lommel lately. I knew starts would be important as the track was quite sketchy. Shaun was pushing me hard in race one early on, but then crashed and I took it steady for an easy win.
“Race two I got another good start as my Yamaha YZ450F got me a clear holeshot, though I did have a small crash with 3 laps to go. Great to get two wins and win the championship with one round to go again. I love riding the MX Nationals and it feels like it’s our title now as I’ve won it 3 times.
“Huge thanks to my team, my girlfriend, Lisett, and all the families that come and support me.”
Dan Thornhill continued his Michelin MX Nationals campaign at Hawkstone Park this weekend, looking to build on some strong late season form.
Dan had a terrible jump out of the gate and was almost dead last, but fought through the pack and with the help of some other riders misfortune, Dan made it through to 7th in the Pro MX1 class.
A slightly better start in race two for Dan as he again had some work to do to come through the pack. Dan pulled through to 8th place in MX1, giving him a very good 6th overall in the Pro MX1 class.
Sam Nunn continued his Michelin MX Nationals series, lying in 8th place in Pro MX2 going into round 5, despite missing round one through injury.
Sam qualified well in 6th place, but his start didn’t match his qualifying as he struggled off the line, then after 2 laps he came together with another rider which damaged his bike, causing it to lose engine oil and eventually having to pull out of the race.
Sam decided to sit out the rest of the weekend.
Photos Dick Law