Once again the Michelin MX Nationals British MX Championship will be running the ‘MXN Straight Rhythm’ presented by Phoenix Tools, Carbon Comps and in memory of Melvyn Brunell on Saturday 25th June at Cusses Gorse. The evening event will be part of round four of hugely popular championship with riders and fans that continues to go from strength to strength.
Kicking off at 6.30 on the two lane track, designed by Cusses Gorse MX owner and renowned track builder Justin Barclay, the Straight Rhythm event will see some of the U.K’s top Supercross and Motocross riders go head to head through an elimination process over the best of three runs to decide the 2022 champions. Last year’s winners, Dylan Walsh (MX1) and Florian Miot (MX2) return but one of them will be walking away without retaining their crown as Walsh is moving down to the MX2 class. They’re going to have some serious opposition, with the likes of Dylan Woodcock, Jordan Booker, Chris Bayliss, Matt Bayliss, Adam Chatfield, Calum Mitchell, Gareth Padgett and Aaron Ongley all lining up behind the BMX style drop down gate ready to lay down as quickly as they can.
The MX1 class will be equally as close and entertaining and there will be a new champion crowned out of a talented field of Jack Brunell, Josh Gilbert, Joe Clayton, Ben Clayton, Adam Chatfield (yes, he’s doing both classes!) Scooter Webster, Ash Greedy, Charlie Putman, Alfie Smith and Glen McCormick.
If it’s anything like last years event, we’re set for some genuine excitement. In the first run of the 2021 MX2 final, Florian Miot beat Dylan Woodcock by one thousandth of a second! Can you even blink that fast?! There wasn’t much between Walsh and Brunell in the MX1 final either, with Walsh taking the title by 0:134 of a second. Expect much of the same this year with the party atmosphere in full swing. There’ll be a couple of surprise additions in the race schedule and the bar and food stalls will be open for people to kick back and enjoy the action, hopefully on a warm summer’s evening.
Spectator tickets are £10 for the evening or £20 for a full weekend ticket to take in both days of the Michelin MX Nationals powered by Milwaukee out on the full MX circuit and the Straight Rhythm. Weekend camping is £10 per vehicle. The ‘MXN Straight Rhythm’ presented by Phoenix Tools, Carbon Comps and in memory of Melvyn Brunellwill be shown live on MXN TV on YouTube and Facebook, as will Sunday’s motocross race action with continual, live, uninterrupted coverage of every race and class with hosts Jeff Perrett and Callum Swan taking you through the action.
With the Michelin MX Nationals powered by Milwaukee at the half way stage, the intensity and pressure is starting to hot up at the sharp end as the championship rolls into Cusses Gorse MX this weekend.
While the immaculate Harri Kullas (Cab Screen Crescent Yamaha) has a healthy lead of 46 points in the Leatt MX1 Elite class, over Josh Gilbert (SC Sportshomes Husqvarna) in second, with Tommy Searle (Crendon Fastrack Hitachi Honda) another point further back in third, it’s all much spicer in the Apico MX2 Elite class. Tom Grimshaw (Chambers Racing Husqvarna) currently has his hands on the championship leader’s red plate and with it being the first time he has led a pro championship he will not want to let go of it until it turns to gold. He’s going to have to work hard for that to happen as he has a confident Jamie Carpenter (GRT Impact KTM) only 17 points behind and he’s turned plenty of laps around Cusses Gorse. Third in the the championship is Calum Mitchell (Fabrican Racing Team) just another 8 points behind Carpenter and he’s also putting together a solid and consistent championship with plenty of racing left to run.
Add into the mix in the two Lyfelinez Fastest 40 combined MX and MX2 motos the likes of Martin Barr, Jamie Law (Apico Factory Racing Husqvarna), John Adamson, Jack Brunell (ASA United Gas Gas), Jake Millward (Verde Shiloh KTM), Dan Thornhill, Sam Nunn (Cab Screen Crescent Yamaha), Petar Petrov, Jason Meara, John Meara (Phoenix Tools / Even Strokes Kawasaki), Lewis Hall (LRT Husqvarna), Glenn McCormick, Alfie Jones (Chambers Racing Husqvarna), Jay Hague (Crendon Fastrack Hitachi Honda) and the Revo Seven Kawasaki duo of Dylan Walsh and Jamie Wainwright, amongst others and it will be great watch as always.
The Michelin MX Nationals haven’t just proved great racing over the years in the Fastest 40 Elite classes though, the varying other classes bring so much to the table and make the championship what it is, with a packed two days of racing. That will very much be the case again at Cusses Gorse, with the RFX Expert, Motoverde Amateur, Moto Connection Clubman MX2, Worx Sports Insurance Clubman MX1, Seven 125/250 Youth and Syntol Lubricants Open 85cc classes all battling hard in their own right for championships that mean a lot to them and British MX.
If you can’t make it out to Cusses Gorse and soak up all the action you’ll once again be able to catch all of Sunday’s action on MXN-TV on YouTube and Facebook starting at 9.30am as well as live stream coverage of the MXN Straight Rhythm on Saturday night at 6.30pm
Spectator tickets are £10 for the Straight Rhythm or £20 for a full weekend ticket to take in both days of the Michelin MX Nationals powered by Milwaukee out on the full MX circuit and the Straight Rhythm. Weekend camping is £10 per vehicle.
For more information on the Straight Rhythm or MX Nationals, go to www.mxnationals.co.uk or follow the MX Nationals on Facebook and Instagram.
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