Simpson win’s both MX1’s at Canada Heights
while Mewse crashes out of MX2.
Jake Millward, Chambers Husqvarna.
Shaun Simpson on his RFX KTM and BOS Kawasaki mounted Tommy Searle were in a class of their own in the MX1 class of round three of the Maxxis British Motocross championship with Simpson winning both races in front of Searle. The Revo Husqvarna pairing of Alvin Ostlund and Dylan Walsh topped the MX2’s after both Hitachi KTM teammates of Conrad Mewse and Bas Vaessen went down together in a second corner crash that saw the both DNF, Mewse with a posable broken wrist.
The hard-working members of the Sidcup club prepared their famous Canada Heights track, nestled next to the M25 in Kent to GP standards, and it looked a picture.
Conrad Mewse, Hitachi KTM.
Simpson set the fastest qualifying time in the MX1’s, but Searle was just over a half a second slower. Jake Shipton on his Crescent Yamaha was third, but almost three seconds slower. A detuned Harri Kullas, after a big crash the weekend before was fourth from Mel Pocock and the ever-improving Jake Millward.
Millward got the holeshot at the start of the first race from Simpson, Searle, Kullas and Gert Krestinov. By the end of lap two, Simpson was in the lead as Searle struggled to find a way passed the flying Millward on the fast track.
Searle slid up the inside of Millward going into a deep rutted corner at the top of the track and set off after Simpson as the pair of GP riders pulled further and further away from the rest of the pack.
The rest were headed by Millward, Kullas, Brad Anderson on his 250cc two-stroke Verde KTM, and Stuart Edmonds who had found some of his old speed after a couple of years injured.
With six laps to go Kullas made it into third but it was too late to do anything about the leaders.
Simpson crossed the finish line just over fourteen seconds clear of Searle while Kullas, despite crossing the line in third was relegated five places for failing the noise test. This gave Millward third place from Anderson, Mel Pocock, Krestinov and Edmonds.
Alvin Ostlund, Revo Husqvarna.
Once again Millward lead the pack into the first turn followed by Simpson, Kullas, Searle Brad Todd and Krestinov but by the end of the lap while Simpson was once again in the lead and putting down constant fast laps, Pocock was limping around with a very bent ASA United KTM to retire.
By lap four Searle passed Kullas and Millward and had set off after his main rival for the championship, Simpson. Millward was now under pressure from Kullas as Krestinov slotted into fifth.
As the race came to a close Searle had closed onto the back of Simpson as the pair passed the chequered flag separated by under a quarter of a second. Kullas was third, over a half a minute down on the leaders, from Krestinov, Millward and Lewis Tombs. Todd had a better race in seventh place from Adamson, Anderson and Shipton.
So, overall with two wins was Simpson from Searle, Millward, Kullas, Krestinov and Anderson. In the championship, Simpson now has an eight-point lead over Searle with Tombs hanging on to third with Millward fourth.
Martin Barr, Crescent Yamaha.
Mewse was the fastest qualifier of the MX2’s from Josh Gilbert and Martin Barr with the Revo Husqvarna riders fourth and fifth but come to the start of the first race Ostlund got the holeshot from Mewse, Gilbert, Walsh and Barr.
By the end of lap two Mewse was on Ostlund’s tail and the lead swopped two of three times over the next couple of laps’ till Mewse managed to establish an advantage which he opened up to a twenty-second lead come to the end of the thirteen-lap race.
Gilbert, Walsh and Barr spent the whole race in third, fourth and fifth. Taylor Hammal came from eighth to seventh with Ashton Dickinson having a good ride coming from twelfth to eighth.
Teammate of Mewse and one-time series leader Bas Vaessen had a terrible weekend as he missed the start and fell on lap three. He ended his race in tenth.
The start of the second race was a disaster for the Hitachi KTM team as going into the second turn and with a lot of the riders all going into the corner and all wanting to come out first the pair went down. Mewse with a possible unconfirmed wrist injury and Vaessen with his forks broken and unable to continue racing. Neither scored points.
Conrad Mewse, Hitchi KTM, Alvin Ostlund, Revo Husqvarna.
Meanwhile, at the front Walsh was leading from teammate Ostlund as the pair started to pull away from the rest of the pack till on the last lap Ostlund managed to sneak past his teammate to snatch the race win. Barr spent all race in third while Gilbert had to pass Jake Sheridan and Alexander Brown on his way to fourth place.
Brown hung on to his excellent fourth from Michael Ellis, Taylor Hammal and Lewis Hall.
Overall it was Ostlund from Walsh, Gilbert, Barr and Brown while in the championship, Ostlund now has a single point lead over Mewse with Walsh and Gilbert third and fourth.
Joel Rizzi and Ike Carter shared the wins and second place in the MXY2’s for first and second overall with Bobby Bruce an excellent third.
Race one was red flagged when Josh Peters had a massive crash. It was first thought he had a broken ankle, but it was later found out that it was OK.
Rizzi now leads the championship by twenty-six points from Carter, Kyle McNicol and Dominic Lancett.
Next round is at the Woodbridge Clubs Blaxhall circuit in Suffolk on the 2nd June.
Top fifteen overall results
1 Shaun Simpson (RFX KTM) 25 + 25 = 50
2 Tommy Searle (BOS Kawasaki) 22 + 22 = 44
3 Jake Millward (Chambers Racing Husqvarna) 20 + 16 = 36
4 Harri Kullas (Cab Screens, Deos Group Racing Honda) 13 + 20 = 33
5 Gert Krestinov (Phoenix Tools Apico Kawasaki) 15 + 18 = 33
6 Brad Anderson (Verde Sports KTM) 18 + 12 = 30
7 John Adamson (Bikesport Newcastle, Danger UK, Honda) 12 + 13 = 25
8 Lewis Tombs (Buildbase Honda) 9 + 15 = 24
9 Stuart Edmonds (Apico Husqvarna) 14 + 10 = 24
10 Robbie Dowson (Bikesport Newcastle KTM) 11 + 9 = 20
11 Adam Chatfield (Cab Screens, Deos Group Racing Honda) 8 + 8 =16
12 Mel Pocock (ASA United KTM) 16 + 0 = 16
13 Brad Todd (Gabriel Yamaha) 0 + 14 = 14
15 Jake Shipton (Crescent Yamaha) 0 + 11 = 11
1 Shaun Simpson 144
2 Tommy Searle 136
3 Lewis Tombs 94
4 Jake Milward 93
5 Harri Kullas 91
6 Gert Krestinov 86
7 Brad Anderson 73
8 Mel Pocock 68
9 Brad Todd 62
10 Ryan Houghton 55
Mel Pocock, ASA United KTM.
1 Alvin Ostlund (Revo Husqvarna) 22 + 25 = 47
2 Dylan Walsh (Revo Husqvarna) 18 + 22 = 40
3 Josh Gilbert (Buildbase Honda) 20 + 18 = 38
4 Martin Barr (Crescent Yamaha) 16 + 20 = 36
5 Alaxander Brown (Apico, Putoline, Pro Carbon KTM) 14 + 16 = 30
6 Taylor Hammal (RHR Yamaha) 15 + 14 = 29
7 Michael Ellis (Trevor Pope KTM) 12 + 15 = 27
8 Conrad Mewse (Hitachi KTM) 25 + 0 = 25
9 Glen McCormick (Unique Fitout Husqvarna) 6 + 12 = 18
10 Ashton Dickinson (Craigs Motorcycles KTM) 8 + 10 = 18
11 Robert Yates (IDS Transport Yamaha) 10 + 7 = 17
12 Lewis Hall (Team Green Kawasaki) 2 + 13 = 15
13 Jake Sheridan (RSR Plant Services KTM) 4 + 11 = 15
14 Tom Grimshaw (HCR Yamaha) 9 + 6 = 15
15 Liam Knight (Verde Sport KTM) 13 + 0 = 13
1 Alvin Ostlund 123
2 Conrad Mewse 122
3 Dylan Walsh 110
4 Josh Gilbert 108
5 Martin Barr 100
6 Bas Vaessen 96
7 Alexander Brown 72
8 Ashton Dickinson 66
9 Liam Knight 62
10 Taylor Hammal 49
Dylan Walsh, Revo Husqvarna.
1 Joel Rizzi (RFX KTM) 22 + 25 = 47
2 Ike Carter (DEP Husqvarna) 25 + 22 = 47
3 Bobby Bruce (Crescent Yamaha) 18 + 18 = 36
4 Kyle McNicol (Manchester Motorcycles Husqvarna) 20 + 16 = 36
5 Dominic Lancett (Verde Sports KTM) 13 + 20 = 33
6 Kacey Hird (Team Green Kawasaki) 14 + 15 = 29
7 Ryan Thomson (Central Forestry Husqvarna) 11 + 14 = 25
8 Jack Grayshon (Apico KTM) 15 + 10 = 25
9 Aaron Padstone (Brenron, Kestrel KTM) 12 + 12 = 24
10 Louie Kessell (Judd Racing KTM) 9 + 13 = 22
11 Andrew Pohlen (Putoline Planet Husqvarna) 8 + 11 = 19
12 Joseph Dent (Bikesport Newcastle Yamaha) 10 + 8 = 18
13 Patrick Jackson (APJ Commercials, Eurotek KTM) 7 + 9 = 16
14 Sam Nunn (HCR Yamaha) 16 + 0 = 16
15 Ethan Sills (KTM) 5 + 7 = 12
1 Joe Rizzi 147
2 Ike Carter 121
3 Kyle McNicol 112
4 Dominic Lancett 93
5 Kacey Hird 74
6 Ryan Thomson 74
7 Bobby Bruce 65
8 Patrick Jackson 63
9 Louie Kessell 62
10 Max Ingham 58