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How Revo Kawasaki tackled British opener

The Revo British Motocross Championship season fired into life with the opening round at the Oxfordshire circuit of
Culham, and the Revo Seven Kawasaki squad were up to full strength with Dylan Walsh returning to the MX1 Championship, and Jamie Wainwright looking to take his KX250 to glory in the MX2 class.

Dylan had managed to ride a couple of times in the week to get re-acquainted with both outdoor Motocross and his KX450 machine. His ankle still not 100%, Dylan was racing to keep in the points chase with a month to go before the next round.

The best form of defence is attack, so they say, and after finishing 2nd fastest in qualification, the Team Green machine burst into an early lead ahead of British stalwarts Shaun Simpson and Tommy Searle (left). A tangle with Tommy led to a crash that tore his glove, so he raced for over 20 minutes with his left hand bare! Amazingly he held on for 7th. Race two saw the effects of his ankle take their toll and despite being in a four-way fight for 4th he ended in 6th. “A day of damage control” he said.

Qualifying well in 10th, Jamie had an eventful day which deprived him of the results his speed deserved. “He proved that he has the pace of any-one apart from the GP boys,” said Team Manager Sam Yates, after Jamie started well in both races. “He just needs more race time, to get a feel of riding for a big team, not just his family in a camper.”
Jamie was moving up in the first race from 7th to 5th, before a collision with a fallen rider left the bike’s start button
inoperable with just over a lap to go. “We will be fitting a spare button on the frame, as some GP teams do.” said Sam. Race two would bring a better result!”

With a lightning getaway on the Kawasaki, Jamie only trailed GP stars Isak Gifting and Conrad Mewse after a lap, and held that solid 3rd for 6 laps. After stalling the bike briefly in a deep section, Jamie was caught by Sam Nunn, and in a tight S-bend the pair clashed as their lines came together, causing a small spill for Jamie which dropped him to 7th: “I rode a little tight but I can’t wait for next Sunday – FatCat is one of my faves.” As Dylan heads to the USA next week, Jamie attacks the Michelin MX Nationals next!