|The team was asked by their main sponsor, Apico Factory Racing to represent the brand at the Apico 2 Stroke Festival down in Kent. With Jamie Law and Jack Lindsay aboard their Husqvarna TC250 2 strokes, it was down to them to bring the goods and perform at the Sellindge venue. Apico Factory Racing has been a sponsor of the festival since its inception in 2017. The festival has grown in stature and attracted the attention of Red Bull in recent years as well as top riders and teams from the U.K. and all levels with an interest in 2 strokes. The new Red Bull Pro Stroke category sits alongside the Apico 2 Stroke Festival as a single-day event.
|Jamie & Jack went old school for qualifying and picked pegs for their gates on Saturday. In race 1 they both got out of the gate well as expected, after they both passed a rider Jamie was in 2nd place and Jack in 3rd to the flag. Race 2 was more eventful with Jack getting the holeshot, though he was passed by Josh Spinks on the opening lap. He then went on to have a close race with Jamie, which was great to watch. On the penultimate lap, Jamie made the move to pass Jack as they left the top field, Jack slid out and Jamie hit his trailing rear wheel which resulted in Jamie coming off his bike. Luckily, Jamie was able to remount without losing any places and cross the line in 3rd place to Jack’s 2nd. With the riders tying at the end of the first day, it was down to Sunday’s racing to determine which Apico Husqvarna rider would come out on top.
|Sunday’s race 3 was almost a repeat of race 1, with Jamie and Jack getting out in front with Josh Spinks and riding their own races to the flag in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. This left the deciding podium position and bragging rights down to the last race, young vs. old, experience vs. eagerness – the race was on! Jack managed to bag his second holeshot of the weekend though was quickly passed by Josh Spinks and teammate Jamie. Jack managed to take 2nd place back from Jamie for a few laps before Jamie made the pass again. The racing was very close with the Apico Husqvarna riders right up to the last couple of laps where Jack tried to pass Jamie in the wood section and ended up losing his line for Jamie to ride the last part of the race to 2nd and 2nd overall in the Open 2 Stroke Class with Jack finishing 3rd overall.
*Jamie also competed in the Evo Class finishing 1st in all 4 races over the 2 days to become the 2022 ACU British EVO 2 Stroke Champion.
|Dylan Brown, Team Manager
Another Apico 2 Stroke Festival is in the books, this year we’d upped the level of support across the board as Apico is the main sponsor of the event. The number of spectators noticeably increased compared to the 2021 event. I’d like to thank Dave Willet and his team for putting on another fantastic event and representing Apico and its distributed brands.With the 2 Stroke Theme, we had Jamie and Jack representing Apico Husqvarna and it was nice to be able to present the trophies to both riders on Sunday in the Open 2 Stroke Class. Congratulations to Josh Spinks, Apico Factory Racing supported rider, who won the ACU British Open 2 Stroke Title. We look to the final rounds of the Revo British Motocross Championship and Michelin MX Nationals in the next couple of weeks. Thanks to all the sponsors and team members for their support throughout the year.