9 times the title. MX Nationals finale – Preview
There are no fewer than 9 titles to be decided this weekend as the awesome MX Nationals series break’s new ground at their purpose built MX venue at Crookwood Motoparc near Devizes in Wiltshire.
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The advantage in the Pro MX1 class is purely with Buildbase Honda’s Graeme Irwin who holds a 24 point lead over his closest challenger Elliot Banks-Browne. Irwin, who recently claimed the Maxxis British MX1 Motocross championships will know scoring points in each race is the name of the game, and he also knows that Banks-Browne is also in hot form after taking double moto victories last time round at Sherwood.
Mel Pocock is in a similar position to Irwin as he heads the charge in the MX2 class by 31 points over the impressive Josh Gilbert who with a good performance could consolidate his second spot on the podium. Motocross though is a fickle mistress and all racers know strange things can happen with man and machinery so no one will be taking anything for granted.
The MX1 Expert category still has a score to settle, and with 4 races over the weekend places can change like the wind. Declan Whittle put in a tremendous Mud battling performance at Canada Heights to take the advantage by a slender 12 points to Luke Parker, and with it being so tight we can envisage this battle for the title going down to the last race.
It’s even closer in the Expert MX2 class with Glenn McCormick only 4 points ahead of Jake Sheridan, with Josh Coleman still not totally out of the running if the front two drop too many points.
Sean Barnsdale has rode well all season long in the Elite Clubman MX1 but Danny Townsend has kept it close and sits just 29 points behind all of which can be quickly swallowed up over 4 races so expect this race to be again intense with pressure coming into play.
In the Elite Clubman MX2 Tony Cadman will be looking to keep up his good form and fend off the challenge of Ryan King and Brad Thornhill as he looks to take the title.
Rossi Beard leads the MXY1 field but a DNF in his second ride at Canada Heights last time round cost him big, with his two closest rivals Sam Nunn and Joel Rizzi closing in and being in an ominous position behind him. 4 strong rides by Beard will see him take the title but this is a hard riding class so it won’t be easy.
Lewis Hall putting in an amazing run of 17 continuous race wins to be just a whisker away from taking the MXY2 title, needing just 3 race points to secure it. The fight for the runners up spot though is another matter with Ben Clark and Aaran Lee-Henson tied on points with Joe Cadwallader not too far behind.
It’s a case of Trading places at the head of the Big Wheel 85 class as series leader Dominic Lancett and his closest rival Kyle Mcnicol have been swapping race wins throughout the season. Just 14 points separate the two and we reckon this is going to be one of the hottest title battles of the weekend.
The only class to be sewn up before this round is the Small Wheel 85’s with Alfie Jones chocking up a tremendous run of wins to claim his title. The dual here though will again be for the Runner up spot with Thomas Harris and Harvey Cashmore separated by just 4 points.
As you can see these is so much at stake this weekend and with a brand new track everyone is on a level playing field.
So grab your tickets from www.mxnationals.co.uk at just £10 for a weekender in Advance or £15 when you get there it’s a bargain.