It was fast and furious! Acerbis Race XC Round 5 – Race Report and Results
Images and Highlights Video courtesy of Steve Buck
A long track had been set out and with the freshly cut grass at the ‘point to point’ course providing ideal race conditions for Saturdays Youth race. As always the youth provided some thrilling XC action with close racing and the kids showing the way around the big course with Finley Thompson bringing it home in the 125cc class., with Joe Phillips 2nd and Olivia Knight in 3rd.
In the 85cc BW a cracking battle emerged with Kyle Saunders, Brandon Date and Max Brown all taking part. Poor Max had a timber jump ‘incident’ leaving Kyle to take the win, with Brandon 2nd and Max eventually getting 3rd.
In the 85cc SW John Stanley once again took the win.Joe Cornelius was 2nd and Josh Knight in 3rd .
Jack Sandland had the 65cc class under control and seems to be enjoying his first season of RaceXC with the club. Lucas Travers took 2nd with Ryan Stoneley in 3rd .
Eddie Belton had a great ride in the Autos taking the win ahead of Reece Giles in 2nd and new rider Jadyn Hollingworth in 3rd.
A very well attended Round 5 proving that British Youth Championship status is the next step for the club so watch this space in 2018.
Heavy overnight rain caused the track team to rethink a few of the planned bog/ditch crossings for Sundays adult race and the course was reduced slightly to make the existing track manageable for the marshals and riders alike.
The first 5 or 6 laps got interesting before the track started to dry up slightly (bog aside) with great feedback from all the racers.
In the Clubman Plus class Aaron Bloomfield smashed it being undoubtedly the rider of the day and the only racer to hit 14 laps averaging 9 minutes per lap. Gavin Maggs kept it honest with 13 laps and 2nd place whilst Rich Heslop got 3rd in class.
Tim Hammond raced to a fabulous 3rd overall and 1st in the Clubman class with Ray Otoka 2nd and Kents Joe Pratt in 3rd. Vet rider Darren Bedford got 4th overall and 1st in his class with Mark Lewis 2nd and Marcus Humphrey in 3rd .
The Masters class was headed by Mick Belcher with Richard Wright and Mark Glover 2nd and 3rd respectively all three on 13 laps. Youth racer Chris Bailey hit 12th overall and 1st in class with Finley Thompson 2nd and young Joe Cornelius in 3rd on his 85cc .
The Sportsman class is always closely contested at RaceXC and ever improving Gary Curtis took the win. Ross Higgins took 2nd and Tony Chawner took 3rd after a big bog incident. Ironic when you think Tony had asked for more bog sections lol .
Our only lady rider of the day was Katie Robinson with 5 laps .
Well done to everyone on a very slick and tricky point to point.
It was such a great event we have decided to move R6 back here as the venue also needs to be used. The practice entry at this venue is always superb which has also helped with the decision .
As always the track will be different with some more bog sections and man made fun going in.
|1st||56||Aaron Bloomfield(joker Card)||14||Clubman Plus|
|2nd||225||Gavin Maggs(joker Card)||13||Clubman Plus|
|5th||251||Rich Heslop||13||Clubman Plus|
|7th||117||Richard Wright(joker Card)||13||Masters|
|10th||204||Kirk Giles||12||Clubman Plus|
|13th||84||Greg Frieberg(joker Card)||12||Masters|
|15th||616||Joe Pratt(joker Card)||12||Clubman|
|16th||37||Josh Buckley||12||Clubman Plus|
|18th||17||Neil Richardson(joker Card)||12||Vets|
|24th||15||Jason Frieberg (joker Card)||12||Vets|
|26th||174||Simon Wright(joker Card)||11||Clubman|
|27th||55||Vernon Bloomfield(joker Card)||11||Masters|
|29th||47||John Stephens(joker Card)||11||Vets|
|34th||919||Robert Pratt(joker Card)||11||Masters|
|35th||361||Les Robinson(joker Card)||11||Masters|
|37th||436||Mike Lewis(joker Card)||11||Clubman|
|38th||221||Garth Meyer(joker Card)||11||Sportsman/Novice|
|40th||52||Kieran Day(joker Card)||10||Clubman|
|42nd||918||Darren Hoadley(joker Card)||10||Masters|
|56th||51||David Brown(joker Card)||7||Masters|
|57th||917||Conrad Earll(joker Card)||6||Masters|
|58th||86||Lewis Ricketts(joker Card)||6||Sportsman/Novice|
|59th||502||Katie Robinson(joker Card)||5||Ladies|
|60th||343||Dale Ricketts(joker Card)||4||Masters|
|61st||12||Andrew Homer(joker Card)||4||Sportsman/Novice|
|64th||39||Jack Cole(joker Card)||1||Clubman Plus|