Maxxis-sponsored British Motocross completes second round
The results in round two of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship at Canada Heights on 27 March turned out to be a repeat of the season opener, reports the brand and title-sponsor. Shaun Simpson (LS Honda) and Arnaud Tonus (Bike It Cosworth Wild Wolf Yamaha) took victory in the MX1 and MX2 classes respectively, while other Maxxis-sponsored teams also posted top ten finishes.
In the MX1 category, Simpson’s 1-2-1 tally was enough to put him 16 points ahead of his nearest rival, Kristian Whatley with Stephen Sword in third. Despite a win in the second moto, Tonus’s teammate Jason Dougan could not make it on to the podium, although he effectively leads the championship as Simpson plans to concentrate on the GPs and will not return until the final round in October. Finishing eleventh in the first moto, Maxxis Henderson LPE Kawasaki’s Gert Krestinov went on to score solid seventh and ninth place finishes, which put him in eighth position overall.
In MX2 Tonus opened the score with wins in the first two motos, but Zach Osborne hit back in the third to climb into second place in the series, while Belgian Wildcard Joel Roelants finished in third overall. Hooper Maxxis Suzuki rider Steven Clarke put some good points together to end the day in eighth overall, as did Bryan Mackenzie of the Maxxis Henderson LPE Kawasaki team, who followed up a challenging opening moto by posting two seventh places to finish in overall tenth.
Sunday’s schedule also incorporated the opening round of the MXY2 (Youth) series, which saw Jake Shipton (Bournemouth Pro Circuit Kawasaki) back up his opening race win with a third in the second moto and edge out Ryan Houghton on the HM Plant Red Bull KTM by a single point.
The next round of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship takes place at Lyng in Norfolk on the 17 April.