Maxxis British Motocross Championship Starts Sunday
The Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship will begin on Sunday 28 February at Little Silver near Exeter, when a host of GP stars and top British riders will contest the spoils.
The first of the new venues the series will visit this year, the circuit benefits from all round viewing and is within easy reach of the M5 motorway (Junction 31). Most of the ground was prepared before the winter weather set in and with new jumps and technical sections plus new rules – a Superpole F1/World Superbike style qualifying session will determine the start gate followed by three 20-minute races for both the MX1 and MX2 classes – there will be plenty for the fans to get excited about.
GP riders Zach Osbourne, Tom Church, Stephen Sword, Mattis Karro, Gareth Swanepoel, Jake Nicholls, Evgeny Bobreshev, Graeme Irwin and Pascal Lauret will be supported by the best of Britain’s motocross talent. Joining defending MX1 Champion Brad Anderson are Maxxis sponsored riders Jordan Rose, Wayne Smith, Neville Bradshaw and Kristian Whatley of Maxxis Henderson Insurance LPE Kawasaki and Ben Lamey of the Samsung Maxxis Yamaha team, plus Carl Nunn, Jason Dougan, Gordon Crockard, James Noble and Elliot Banks- Browne.
Title sponsor Maxxis promises a strong presence with its hospitality unit and extensive course banners, and the ubiquitous Maxxis Babes also in attendance. There is a new Maxxis Babes line up for 2010 and for the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship season opener head girl Candice will be joined by new recruit Kelly. They will be mingling with spectators and launching the new collection of Maxxis Babes ink stamps. The girls will update their blogs and photos from the event will appear in the picture gallery on their popular website.
The Championship moves on to Mallory Park, another new venue for the 2010 calendar, for round two on 21 March. This will be a special double header incorporating MX action and a road race. Full details about the series are available at the series’ website.