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Muddy Hell at Duns! Maxxis British Motocross Championships Round 6 – Race Report and Results
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Muddy Hell at Duns! Maxxis British Motocross Championships Round 6 – Race Report and Results

by adminJuly 30, 2018

The Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean headed north to Duns in the Scottish Borders on Sunday where torrential rain and low cloud brought proceedings to a premature conclusion, causing the cancellation of the second MX1 moto and the third MXY2 race.

Feature image courtesy of ImageRich Media

The MX2 class did get to race twice and it was Mel Pocock (REVO Husqvarna UK) who came out on top of a dramatic three-way tie to take his first overall win since Canada Heights in 2014.

Despite crashing in the first corner of the opening moto, Pocock got his head down and amid chaotic scenes as the dreadful conditions claimed victim after victim charged up to fourth at the flag.

Conditions were even worse for race two but Pocock again rose to the occasion and a last-lap pass on his team-mate Martin Barr for third gave him the verdict after he ended the day locked together on points with Barr who ran 3-4 and Josh Spinks (M Smith KTM) who carded 2-5.

“It’s been a long, long time since I was on top of the podium,” said Pocock. “I can’t actually remember when. The second race was just mayhem. I crashed six times. I can’t believe how hard it was – I think one lap I lost four positions and one lap I gained four positions – but I’m glad to come away with the win.”

Series leader Conrad Mewse (Hitachi ASA KTM UK) suffered in the first MX2 race with a crash and an over-heating bike limiting him to 14th. Second time out he again struggled off the start but fought his way up to second at the flag behind Jay Hague (JTL Husqvarna).

Despite this Josh Gilbert (Buildbase Honda) carved seven points out of Mewse’s championship lead. The 20-year-old Cornishman raced to a gate-to-flag win in race one – a career-first – but he had a hard time in the second moto with two crashes seeing him come home 10th for fourth overall.

The only MX1 moto was dominated by Evgeny Bobryshev (Lombard Express Suzuki with PAR Homes) who took the lead on the opening lap and powered to victory – and the overall – from Ivo Monticelli (iFly JK Racing Yamaha) and two-time champion Brad Anderson (Verde Substance KTM).

“I’m happy to win the first moto,” said Bobryshev, “and luckily they cancelled the second one as it was getting too dangerous with no visibility and the track was just full of water.”

Series leader Jake Nicholls (Buildbase Honda) ran wide around the first turn but was quickly up to third before an over-heating bike with its radiators blocked by mud forced him to slow which allowed Anderson through.

Defending champion Graeme Irwin (Hitachi ASA KTM UK) was fastest in qualification but lasted less than a lap when a collision resulted in a bent rear sprocket and chain guide that forced him out.

The result means that with three rounds to go Nicholls leads Bobryshev by just 12 points.

Joel Rizzi (RFX Crescent Yamaha) topped an abbreviated MXY2 schedule with a 1-2 scorecard from new series leader George Sim-Mutch (Manchester MC Husqvarna) who ran 4-1.

Rossi Beard (Putoline Planet Husqvarna) went 2-6 for third overall as an injured Callum Green (Buildbase Honda), who’d won the opening round at Blaxhall, could only manage fifth on the day with 3-8 finishes.

Results

MX1 – Based on the race one result

Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 777 Evgeny Bobryshev 30:10.072 0.000 13 2:16.089 2 –
2 128 Ivo Monticelli 30:11.830 1.758 13 2:18.193 4 –
3 60 Brad Anderson 30:20.887 10.815 13 2:18.198 3 –
4 45 Jake Nicholls 30:28.379 18.307 13 2:18.516 2 –
5 119 Ryan Houghton 31:08.776 58.704 13 2:23.603 5 –
6 100 Tommy Searle 31:29.317 1:19.245 13 2:22.522 3 –
7 227 Kristian Whatley 31:33.391 1:23.319 13 2:23.018 3 –
8 44 Elliott Banks-Browne 31:34.593 1:24.521 13 2:24.202 3 –
9 95 Daniel Thornhill 31:38.351 1:28.279 13 2:22.553 2 –
10 6 Carlton Husband 31:42.711 1:32.639 13 2:24.407 3 –
11 491 John Adamson 31:48.223 1:38.151 13 2:24.167 3 –
12 25 Jamie Law 31:54.838 1:44.766 13 2:25.068 5 –
13 295 Ross Rutherford 32:02.633 1:52.561 13 2:23.864 3 –
14 11 Matt Burrows 32:03.668 1:53.596 13 2:27.070 3 –
15 37 Gert Krestinov 32:05.126 1:55.054 13 2:23.013 2 –
16 17 Luke Smith 32:16.432 2:06.360 13 2:27.983 2 –
17 49 Luke Parker 30:18.244 1 lap 12 2:31.457 5 –
18 293 Ryan McLean 30:20.913 1 lap 12 2:29.308 2 –
19 301 Shaun Southgate 30:23.946 1 lap 12 2:30.000 4 –
20 28 John Robson 30:28.670 1 lap 12 2:32.206 5 –
21 311 Aaron McCarroll 31:01.008 1 lap 12 2:29.335 3 –
22 171 Zac Stealey 31:03.320 1 lap 12 2:31.423 3 –
23 173 Luke Norris 31:05.099 1 lap 12 2:27.780 3 –
24 111 Eythor Reynisson 32:00.046 1 lap 12 2:27.839 2 –
25 300 Charlie Hamlet 32:11.696 1 lap 12 2:39.542 6 –
26 447 Simon Booth 32:18.802 1 lap 12 2:40.240 3 –
27 691 Aidan Wigger 32:29.647 2 laps 11 2:41.917 3 –
28 411 Declan Whittle 15:27.289 7 laps 6 2:32.005 4 –

MX2

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2
1 119 Mel Pocock 38 18 20
2 50 Martin Barr 38 20 18
3 180 Josh Spinks 38 22 16
4 3 Joshua Gilbert 36 25 11
5 134 Liam Knight 31 16 15
6 426 Conrad Mewse 29 7 22
7 41 Alexander Brown 27 15 12
8 77 Jay Hague 25 – 25
9 98 Todd Kellett 23 9 14
10 714 Brad Todd 23 10 13
11 10 Michael Ellis 22 14 8
12 65 James Mackrel 14 4 10
13 337 Glenn McCormick 13 13 –
14 66 Lewis Tombs 12 12 –
15 303 Jake Millward 11 8 3
16 575 Taylor Hammal 11 11 –
17 4 Robert Yates 10 1 9
18 115 Ashton-Lee Dickinson 10 5 5
19 110 Jason Meara 9 3 6
20 19 Thomas Neal 7 – 7
21 184 James Carpenter 6 6 –
22 38 Gavin Stevenson 4 – 4
23 101 Ben Clark 2 – 2
24 9 Lewis Hall 2 2 –
25 891 Gustavo Passoa 1 – 1

MXY2

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2
1 912 Joel Rizzi 47 25 22
2 491 George Sim-Mutch 43 18 25
3 123 Rossi Beard 37 22 15
4 117 Ike Carter 36 16 20
5 49 Callum Green 33 20 13
6 150 Aaron Patstone 27 11 16
7 579 Bobby Bruce 25 13 12
8 57 Kyle McNicol 24 14 10
9 90 Dominic Lancett 24 15 9
10 381 Adam Kovacs 20 2 18
11 181 Ryan Thompson 19 8 11
12 74 Thomas Murphy 17 3 14
13 28 Kacey Hird 15 9 6
14 715 Oliver Cole 14 10 4
15 314 Bill Moynes 12 4 8
16 581 Casey Lambley 12 5 7
17 222 Jake Winnard 12 7 5
18 448 Denny Rapson 12 12 –
19 7 Louie Kessell 9 6 3
20 702 Adam Treen 2 – 2
21 318 Ewan Kermack 2 1 1