Harri Kullas kicked off his Revo ACU British Motocross campaign this weekend as one of the title favourites, at Culham in Oxfordshire, after finishing runner-up in the series last year. Harri placed 9th in qualifying on the technical hillside circuit and then got off the line well in race one, before getting pushed wide in turn one. Harri was 6th early on, before passing a stricken Dylan Walsh for 5th, but could never quite get close enough to the top 4 to gain any more places.
A storming start in race two saw Harri Kullas passed quickly by Tommy Searle, then a few laps later Josh Gilbert and Shaun Simpson also moved past, for Harri to finish an eventual 4th, and 4th overall.
Harri Kullas “It was a decent start to the Revo ACU British Championship. I had a couple of good s on my Yamaha YZ450F and finished 5th and 4th in the races.
The track was pretty gnarly with lots of braking bumps and many ruts. I was just not quite fast enough today, but I gave my best as always. This was all I could do and I have to be happy with the outcome today. We go back to work and enjoy this long season”
After a really positive off-season, spent in Spain and training going well in the UK, Dan Thornhill was looking forward to round one of the Revo ACU British Motocross Championship.
However, a crash while training a few days before the event, meant Dan injured a shoulder and was struggling coming into the weekend. Dan made a valiant effort to ride, completing qualifying, but made the tough decision to retire from the event before race one and focus on recovering from his injuries.
Dan Thornhill “Unfortunately I had a crash training this week and damaged my shoulder. I did all I could with the time we had to get ready, but my shoulder just wasn’t up to the job today. Sorry to all the team and sponsors”
Sam Nunn was in good shape coming into round one of the Revo ACU British Motocross Championship at Culham, Oxfordshire.
After qualifying in 13th place in MX2, Sam got tangled with another rider on the start and was almost last going round the first corner. Sam scythed through the field, posting the third fastest lap of the race, and was incredibly up to 6th place by mid-race, closing in on the battle for 3rd.
But as quickly as Sam had moved to 4th, he crashed and his race was agonisingly over due to a mechanical issue.
A great start in race two for Sam, saw him move to 4th place on lap 3, before another crash took him out of the race on lap 6.
Such a tough break for Sam, who had no reward for showing he had top 5 speed in both races.
Sam Nunn “Well it wasn’t the way we wanted to start the season results wise, but I’m very pleased with my speed and riding. I’ll put Culham behind me, move on, and come back to fight next weekend! Thanks to everyone for their support.”