Having already won AMCA 125cc, MX1 and MX2 titles in consecutive seasons, Welsh ace Shane Carless was determined to add another crown this year. In defence of his MX2 success though it’s not gone exactly to plan for Shane and he’s certainly faced a whole host of very determined challenges in the form of Tommy Alba, the injured Henry Williams, Rory Jones, Corey Hockey and a whole host of others!
Going into the Brookthorpe event, just 7 points separated Gary Davies, Shane Holmes and defending Champion Phil Mercer at the top of the Vets Championship table. Incredibly after another five frantic clashes, that gap is still exactly the same ensuring that the final round should be an absolute thriller!
During round 5 of the 2022 AMCA British Motocross Championship sponsored by Dunlop and held at Lower Drayton in Staffordshire, both Luke Burton (FUS Marsh Geartec Husqvarna) and Matt Bayliss (Darjen Contractors GasGas) hit that incredible goal, so take a richly deserved bow gentlemen!
Just like marmite, the iconic Hawkstone Park is a circuit that divides opinions and one which riders either love or hate! Last Sunday, the famous old location hosted round four of the AMCA British Motocross Championship sponsored by Dunlop and the Shropshire going was to be in absolute prime condition.
What a massive variation in track conditions round three of the AMCA British Motocross Championship sponsored by Dunlop was to produce! Testing a riders technical ability, determination and concentration to the maximum, day one at Warmingham Lane in Cheshire offered a dry, slick circuit with an ever increasing amount of dust followed then by very wet going on day two after the venue had been battered by overnight rain.
Unfortunately due to tragic circumstances which saw Vets rider Shaun Willis lose his life following a non-racing related incident, round two of the AMCA British Motocross Championship sponsored by Dunlop and held at Brookthorpe was rightly abandoned on Saturday. Everyone at the AMCA and fellow riders are deeply shocked by his untimely passing and would like to express their sincere sympathies to Shaun’s family.
At this AMCA bash sponsored by Dunlop and now also supported with extra prizes from Planetmoto, Race Wear X, Muscle Doctor and Donjoy, those two experienced campaigner Bradshaw and Whatley bagged the overall wins in the respective MX2 and 125 classes with Bradshaw remaining unbeaten. Matching that with star performances of their own was the Youth 85cc victor Ollie Bubb and Vets ace Phil Mercer, both taking victory with maximum points. In the remaining MX1 class, six times AMCA Champion Luke Burton started 2022 in style with top slot.