MX Nationals dusts off 'The Docks'

MX Nationals dusts off 'The Docks'

The second round of the 2018 Michelin MX Nationals British Championship enjoyed blistering weather and intense racing. With few incidents, and an uber-smooth running schedule, all classes were completed in full and on time, leaving the hundreds of racing families and their friends to soak up the Lancashire evening sunshine.

The Experts were first away in both blocks of racing. In the MX2 class, 15-year-old Rossi Beard, who had just moved up from the MXY2 class, put in a great performance to take pole, race one win and third overall. Jason Meara, who was leading the class prior to round two didn’t fare so well; holding a strong third in the first race, he clashed with Jamie Wainwright immediately before the finish line, he held it to the line though to take fourth. In the second moto, he came off the worse from a six-rider pile up off the start line and, with his throttle hanging off, his race was sadly over. The MX1 group was all about Richard Bird and Ryan Crowder, who were out front in both races. Bird was on the pace today, setting the fastest lap in each race, and winning the first one by over 13-seconds.

The packed Clubman groups saw just over 40 riders behind the start gate for both MX2 and MX1 categories. Wildcard MX2 rider Lewis Parkinson took both race wins, but he was kept honest by full-series-rider Fabio Rizzi. Race one third-placed rider Jamie Hall set the fastest lap in both motos. Aiden Christie, Jamie McCarthy, Guy Prince, and Harry Fletcher featured highly in MX1 with Christie and McCarthy taking a win apiece.

Callum Green and Aaron-Lee Hanson shared a win and second in each MXY2 race and each set the fastest lap time, with Josh Peters rounding out the podium in both. Joel Rizzi was on fire in the MXY1 group, not content with merely taking both wins and setting the fastest lap, but he was all over the back of the 250cc-mounted Green in the second race. He kept the pressure on lap, after lap and Green handled it well, blocking every attempt to pass. Whilst it wouldn’t have made any difference to Rizzi’s championship aspirations, the RFX Crescent teamster said; “It would have been a great boost to take the overall win, and there was a time when I believed I had him. Tomorrow’s a new day and I’ll be right back on it.”

The youngest group, combining big and small-wheel 85s, were as entertaining as ever. Ryan Mawhinney made the trip from Belfast worthwhile to net a first and second, and joint overall with Jack Grayshon who finished second and first. Vinnie Guthrie and Buster Hart each took a third. Currently lying second in the championship, young Ollie Colmer had a hefty off in the first race and at one stage it looked as if his day was over. Colmer was having none of it though and was determined to get back out for race two. That proved to be a rewarding decision as the Revo Husqvarna rider battled hard with the older Baily Johnston and battled with him all the way to the finish line to finish second with a margin of just over a second.

MX NATIONALS – DAY ONE RESULTS

 Expert MX2

Race 1

  1. #123 Finley Rossi Beard
  2. #61 Tom Grimshaw
  3. #111 Jamie Wainwright
  4. #10 Jason Meara
  5. #300Ben Franklin
  6. #101 Ben Clark

Race 2

  1. #40 Jamie Wainwright
  2. #61 Tom Grimshaw
  3. #111 Ben Putnam
  4. #661 Josh Coleman
  5. #300 Ben Franklin
  6. #101 Ben Clark

Overall

  1. #40 Jamie Wainwright 45 points
  2. #61 Tom Grimshaw 44
  3. #123 Finley Rossi Beard 39
  4. #661 Josh Coleman 32
  5. #300 Ben Franklin 32
  6. #111 Ben Putnam 31

Expert MX1

Race 1

  1. #157 Richard Bird
  2. #146 Ryan Crowder
  3. #171 Zac Stealey
  4. #2 James Lassu
  5. #166 Josh Taylor
  6. #131 Henry Siddiqui

Race 2

  1. #157 Richard Bird
  2. #146 Ryan Crowder
  3. #14 Brad Cavill
  4. #6 Steve Bixby
  5. #152 Luke Sturgeon
  6. #2 James Lassu

Expert MX1

  1. #157 Richard Bird 50 points
  2. #146 Ryan Crowder 44
  3. #2 James Lassu 33
  4. #171 Zac Stealey 31
  5. #6 Steve Bixby 30
  6. #166 Josh Taylor 28

Clubman MX2

Race 1

  1. #115 Lewis Parkinson
  2. #290 Fabio Rizzi
  3. #244 Jamie Hall
  4. #59 Deon Thomas
  5. #52 Harry Foster
  6. #42 Charlie Razzell

Race 2

  1. #115 Lewis Parkinson
  2. #290 Fabio Rizzi
  3. #195 Kristopher Rea
  4. #52 Harry Foster
  5. #323 Adam Pierce
  6. #108 Michael McAlister

Overall

  1. #115 Lewis Parkinson 50 points
  2. #290 Fabio Rizzi 44
  3. #52 Harry Foster 34
  4. #195 Kristopher Rea 31
  5. #323 Adam Pierce 28
  6. #108 Michael McAlister 28

Clubman MX1

Race 1

  1. #15 Aiden Christie
  2. #41 Guy Prince
  3. #79 Jamie McCarthy
  4. #279 Jake McLean
  5. #124 Kieron McAvoy
  6. #901 Ashley Watt

Race 2

  1. #79 Jamie McCarthy
  2. #15 Aiden Christie
  3. #37 Harry Fletcher
  4. #48 Justin Robinson
  5. #41 Guy Prince
  6. #614 Joe Walklett

Overall

  1. #15 Aiden Christie 47 points
  2. #79 Jamie McCarthy 45
  3. #41 Guy Prince 38
  4. #48 Justin Robinson 32
  5. #37 Harry Fletcher 30
  6. #279 Jake McLean 27

MXY2

Race 1

  1. #49 Callum Green
  2. #13 Aaron-Lee Hanson
  3. #712 Josh Peters
  4. #28 Kacey Hird
  5. #20 Cailum Meara
  6. #448 Denny Rapson

Race 2

  1. #13 Aaron-Lee Hanson
  2. #49 Callum Green
  3. #712 Josh Peters
  4. #448 Denny Rapson
  5. #46 Ben Knight
  6. #20 Cailum Meara

Overall

  1. #49 Callum Green 47 points
  2. #13 Aaron-Lee Hanson 47
  3. #712 Josh Peters 40
  4. #20 Cailum Meara 33
  5. #28 Kacey Hird 30
  6. #448 Denny Rapson 29

MXY1

Race 1

  1. #912 Joel Rizzi
  2. #54 Dylan Spenser
  3. #524 Sam Price
  4. #148 Aaron Colley
  5. #579 Bobby Bruce
  6. #174 Tom Murphy

Race 2

  1. #912 Joel Rizzi
  2. #579 Bobby Bruce
  3. #57 Kyle McNicol
  4. #524 Sam Price
  5. #7 Oliver Beamish
  6. #54 Dylan Spenser

Overall

  1. #912 Joel Rizzi 50 points
  2. #579 Bobby Bruce 40
  3. #54 Dylan Spenser 37
  4. #524 Sam Price 34
  5. #147 Andrew Pohlen 31
  6. #57 Kyle McNicol 27

BW85

Race 1

  1. #15 Ryan Mawhinney
  2. #99 Jack Grayshon
  3. #417 Vinnie Guthrie
  4. #111 Buster Hart
  5. #101 Jude Morris
  6. #90 Callum Baldwin

Race 2

  1. #99 Jack Grayshon
  2. #15 Ryan Mawhinney
  3. #111 Buster Hart
  4. #81 Trystan Williams
  5. 90 Callum Baldwin
  6. 702 Harrison McCann

Overall

  1. #99 Jack Grayson 47 points
  2. #15 Ryan Mawhinney 47
  3. #111 Buster Hart 38
  4. #417 Vinnie Guthrie 32
  5. #81 Trystan Williams 31
  6. #90 Callum Baldwin 31

SW85

Race 1

  1. #9 Bailey Johnston
  2. #171 Arai Elcock
  3. #1 Boston Gilbert
  4. #122 Charlie Reynolds
  5. #698 Ollie Addy
  6. #163 Ben Mustoe

Race 2

  1. #9 Bailey Johnston
  2. #6 Ollie Colmer
  3. #171 Arai Elcock
  4. #333 Braydon Ferguson
  5. #1 Boston Gilbert
  6. #163 Ben Mustoe

Overall

  1. #9 Bailey Johnston 50 points
  2. #171 Arai Elcock 42
  3. #1 Boston Gilbert 36
  4. #122 Charlie Reynolds 32
  5. #333 Braydon Ferguson 31
  6. #163 Ben Mustoe 30

Free practice for the Fastest 40 Pros starts at 9am tomorrow morning, Sunday the 20th of May 2018.

Tickets on the gate are £15 for adults. Children aged 12 are admitted FOC.

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