The AMCA Championship has a long and proud history acting as a breeding ground for some of the best motocross talent this country has produced. In recent years the championship has grown in stature as a number of riders that have come through the Association ranks have matured along with a steady of influx of top riders from other governing bodies.
The depth of talent in both the MX1 and MX2 classes is arguably the strongest it's been making for close, exciting racing. There has been a knock-on effect too in the IMBA series as the AMCA has performed strongly on the International stage.
The top 30 finishers in the MX1 & MX2 Classes automatically qualify for the following years Championship. Area qualifiers are organised in March for those riders who did not finish in the top 30 and for new riders wishing to try and qualify. There will be no qualifiers qualifiers for the MX1 and MX2 in 2017.
|Round 1||April 9||Dursley @ Minchinhampton|
|Round 2||April 16||Dursley @ Nympsfield|
|Round 3||April 30||Cannock @ Lower Drayton|
|Round 4||May 28||Corby/Southam @ Bevercotes|
|Round 5||July 2||North Area @ Hawkstone|
|Round 6||July 30||Teme Valley @ Boraston|
|Round 7||August 13||Cheltenham @ Brookthorpe|
|Round 8||September 3||Dursley @ Frocester|
|Round 9||September 10||Mid Cheshire @ Norley|
With nervous tension high and adrenalin pumping hard, when the gate dropped to signal the start of the 2017 AMCA British Championship, the moment of truth had finally arrived! Now would be the time when a rider discovered if their Winter programme of training and bike preparation was really reaching the standard required.
Just seven days after a tough opening round of the 2017 AMCA British Motocross Championship, the riders had to dust themselves down and find the energy to do it all again on Easter Sunday. After starting on a track making its debut, it was back to the more familiar terrain of Nympsfield for round 2 in this super series powered by Datatag and supported by Dunlop.
Although only three of the nine rounds in the 2017 AMCA British Motocross Championship have been so far completed, the early title standings in MX1 currently make very pleasant reading for the FUS/FRO/CPS Husqvarna team.
Although only two blocks of racing were completed during round 4 of the AMCA British Motocross Championship at Bevercotes on Sunday, the action did still provide plenty of drama, incident and talking points.
When the moment comes to hand out the awards for the 2017 AMCA British Motocross Championship, the results generated following round 5 held at Hawkstone Park could well prove to be very pivotal in their destination!
Less than a month after switching from KTM to Apico Husqvarna, Ryan Crowder showed that he has well and truly dialled into his new machine by bagging a superb overall MX1 victory during round 6 of the AMCA British Motocross Championship at Boraston, Shropshire on Sunday.
During a season in which he has been left frustrated by niggling injury woes, Marsh MX Honda pilot Shane Carless can at last see some positive light at the end of the tunnel!
Topping the Frocester podium, Josh reduced leader Ray Rowson’s advantage down to 43 points. Rowson though the MX2 man very much inform was also on that box along with Luke Dean, the rider that currently sits 3rd in the series powered by Datatag and supported by Dunlop.
Just 48 hours before the deciding round and with the intended venue of Norley in Cheshire waterlogged, alarm bells were ringing as the AMCA frantically attempted to reschedule the final event of the British Motocross Championship powered by Datatag and supported by Dunlop.
After endless hours spent training on race fitness and then in the workshop in an attempt to try and get the very best performance from your bike, it was now time to put all of that blood, sweat and tears to the test as riders contested the opening round of the 2016 AMCA British Motocross Championship powered by Datatag and supported by Dunlop.
Great track, great racing and a large crowd, round 2 of the AMCA British Motocross Championship powered by Datatag and supported by Dunlop had it all! The end result was that Luke Burton (Rikki Priest Frasier Husqvarna UK) and Josh Waterman (JD Racing/IDS Transport KTM) have both extended their MX1 and MX2 Championship leads.
Just like the weather, the action out on track during round three of the AMCA British Motocross Championship at Frocester on Sunday proved to be very hot! Luke Burton (Rikki Priest Frasier Husqvarna UK) and Josh Waterman (JD Racing/IDS Transport KTM) comfortably maintained their respective MX1 and MX2 series advantages.
With the AMCA British Motocross Championship now having passed its midway point, the pictures at the top of the respective title chases are becoming a little clearer. As Luke Burton(MX1) and Josh Waterman(MX2) the leaders right from the off continue to gradually edge away from the chasing pack, Ben Saunders(2T) and Matt Gordon(Vets) have both now stretched their advantages following a dramatic round four at Hawkstone Park on Sunday.
With now just two rounds of the AMCA British Motocross Championship remaining, it’s still Luke Burton(MX1), Josh Waterman(MX2), Ben Saunders(2T) and Matt Gordon(Vets) leading the respective charges to the coveted 2016 titles.
With one round still remaining of the 2016 AMCA British Motocross Championship, MX2 star Josh Waterman(JD Racing/IDS Transport KTM) decided on arrival at Brookthorpe on Sunday that it was now time to get the business done early!
Twelve months after bagging the AMCA MX2 British Championship title, Luke Burton(Rikki Priest Frasier Husqvarna UK) can now also add the MX1 crown to his portfolio. In a tense finale to the 2016 series powered by Datatag and supported by Dunlop, the race for this year’s MX1 glory went right down to the last moto of the contest.