Following 24 hours of non-stop rain, the prospects for the penultimate round of the 2020 AMCA British Motocross Championship actually taking place at Long Lane on Sunday appeared very slim! However throughout that period, the organising Wrekin MXC were always adamant that the event would definitely go ahead, a very bold statement to make considering the awful weather!
“Had a struggling start to the day because of not having done much in over a year since an injury. But I got off to a good start in race one and pushed the whole race to try get the lead, had to settle for second.
Race two had an awful start and on lap three my shoulder dislocated in and out and I only could manage 4th in that race. Race 3 was shaping up to be good with a really strong start and leading all of the race until one lap to go only for my shoulder to do the same thing again after near crashing, I had to settle for 3rd.
I would like to say a massive thanks to all at MDMX Off-Road for having me over this weekend as without them I wouldn’t have been there”.”
Following a hot, round three held at Warmingham Lane, Cheshire on Sunday, there’s no change at the top of the standings in the 2020 AMCA British Motocross Championship powered by Datatag and supported by Dunlop. Luke Burton (Geartec Honda), Jamie Wainwright (Wainwright Plant and Haulage KTM), Shane Carless (FUS Marsh MX Husqvarna), James Lane (LRT Midwest Husqvarna) and Yarin Evans (J4M54 Practice/SRH Racing KTM) lead the way as the condensed season reaches its business end with just two events remaining.
Taking the overall victories were Luke Burton (Geartec Honda), Jamie Wainwright (Wainwrights Plant and Haulage KTM), Shane Carless (FUS Marsh MX Husqvarna), James Lane (LRT Midwest Husqvarna) and Yarin Evans (J4M54 Practice/SRH KTM). For Burton, Carless and Evans in particular the day proved to be extra profitable as their wins hauled them up the standings and into the pole positions of their respective Championship classes.
“Pretty sweet day, race one and two I got the holeshott, rode a steady race and brought it home on top. Race three I spun up on the gate and didn’t get a very good start, I managed to pick them off pretty quick on a knarly Long Lane! Big thank you to team Geartec Honda. They are putting a lot of time and effort in to me to make me comfortable on big red.”
With the 2020 series set to be decided over just five rounds in a very tight six week period, on the evidence of Sunday’s action it’s certainly going to be a frantic, thrilling roller coaster ride right to that final chequered flag! At this Boraston opener, Josh Waterman (IDS Transport/Hardcore Racing Yamaha), Jamie Wainwright (Wainwright’s Plant and Haulage KTM), Jordan Wright (AG Recycling/J W Oils Yamaha), James Lane (LRT Midwest Husqvarna) and Joel Fisher (MRS/Suomy KTM) took the respective class wins.
“We were out first for qualifying so was unsure on how the track would turn out. It was tacky in places and slippy in the woods. Managed to put in a good lap for pole position! Race 1 had an ok start. Got through and took the lead with just over a lap to go. Race 2 I had another ok start but in turn two I nearly went down in the mayhem and ruts. Got myself going and pulled through to the lead by lap 4 and won. Race 3 I gated 4th dropped back a few positions then pushed through to 3rd but didn’t have enough in the tank to catch the front two. I would like to thank all my family, sponsors and supporters who made it happen.”