IMBA fever set to hit Lower Drayton this weekend! Preview
It’s time to get those air-horns and Union Jack flags at the ready as the Cannock MXC host the British round of the IMBA European Championship this coming Sunday, June 24th at their Lower Drayton circuit in Staffordshire.
Report and Images courtesy of Mike Wood
In the IMBA MX1 series it’s their first of six rounds will will also take in visits to the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. For this opener, Team AMCA Great Britain will certainly be fielding a very strong side as Andrew Smart, Gary Gibson, Ryan Crowder, James Dodd, Paul Neale, Shane Carless and Josh Waterman have already confirmed their entries.
Over in MX2 it’s the second event of a seven round series and the GB lads will certainly looking for a repeat of the results generated during the opener held in France. At that meeting it was a total British podium blitz as defending IMBA MX2 European Champion Ray Rowson took the win from Luke Burton and Lewis King. For the home round this Sunday those three aces wil definetly be joined on the start grid by Jack Gardner and Matt Ridgway. The riders get three moto’s each of 20 minute duration, so get behind the GB lads on Sunday and hopefully cheer them on to yet more IMBA European Championship success!
Making it a quality day of racing, supporting the IMBA action will be Britain’s fastest Ladies in round 6 of the BWMA Westermans British Women’s Motocross Championship with Chelsea Gowland and Elisha Elliott currently leading the respective Elite Ladies and Youth classes. Adding to the excitement there is also action for the three-wheeled brigade with round 5 of the AMCA Sidecar Championship, so this event looks all-set to be an absolute cracker! The Lower Drayton circuit will be signposted from Junction 13 of the M6 and Penkridge Town centre will the postcode being ST19 5RE.
Words and pic Mike Wood