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Full factory at Fatcat! 2021 Michelin MX Nationals Round 1 – Race Report & Results

Full factory at Fatcat! 2021 Michelin MX Nationals Round 1 – Race Report & Results

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Duck Smart

The Michelin MX Nationals went full factory at the opening round of their 2021 championship at Fatcat Motoparc last weekend.

Images courtesy of Elliot Spencer – MX Nationals

The sun was out, spectators were allowed and the live streaming was free, but from a rider’s perspective, the track was brutal and took its toll over the four motos for each and every class.

Reigning champion Tommy Searle was an early victim succumbing to an illness that saw him bow out of the event after Saturdays first moto after he gained pole in qualifying and Dylan Walsh would suffer an injured leg as a result of a broken leg following a crash in the first Fastest 40 moto on Sunday.

In a change in format for the series, Saturday saw the Pro classes split into their respective MX1 and MX2 classes, joining the Expert groups.

Harri Kullas was impeccable in MX1

In Pro MX1 Cab Screens Crescent Yamaha rider Harri Kullas was in unbelievable form firing in with four silky smooth wins. Behind Kullas, Scotmans Shaun Simpson continues to battle his way into form finishing second in each moto. Todd Kellett made his return to the MX Nationals profitable with a trip to the podium in third edging out Liam Knight in fourth.

Pro MX1 podium

Conrad Mewse was as expected a class act in MX2 having to do it the hard way and fight through the pack, but on each occasion, he would take the class win, also going close in the final Fastest 40 moto to being the first-ever MX2 rider to win the joint race after a great battle with Kullas.  Nestled in behind Mewse was a whole gaggle of riders who on occasions through the weekend showed the speed to make the podium but with a consistent set of motos it was John Adamson who claimed the number two spot with James Carpenter in third after a fantastic second place in the final race.

Great sportsmanship between Conrad Mewse and Harri Kullas

In the Expert MX1 group Scottish racer Ben Edwards rattled off three moto wins before reigning champ Shaun Southgate battled back to take the chequers in their final moto which secured him second overall behind Edwards in a super tough class.  Jordan Mccaw had a superb weekend to finish third keeping the fast-starting Josh Taylor who enjoyed mixing it with the Pro’s in fourth.

Pro MX2 podium

Bobby Bruce on his ASA United Gas Gas 125 was a sensation in the Expert MX2 going through the card as well as being the first MX2 rider to win the combined Expert race. Tom Murphy made it an ASA United 1-2 by railing is 250f to second while, new Spiral Graphics owner Jake Preston on his Verde Substance KTM was third.

Big Crowds at Fatcat

Sean Wainwright feasted on three race victories to bring home the Amateur MX1 win over Moto two winner Scott Hail, who racked up some decent Planet Moto Holidays first lap points with some great starts. John Kirk was just a point shy of Hail and finished third with Callum Gordon in fourth after crashing big in the last race.

In Amateur MX2 Shaun Springer maxed out with four from four returning after a while away from the MX Nationals. David Finnamore was consistent all weekend long and nailed second with another returnee Dan Brough in third. Brough who returned to action in last year’s series after some time out is showing signs that he will be a surefire contender for the title.

It all boiled down to the last moto in the Clubman MX1 between Alex Christopher and Irishman Ivan Kerr. Going into the final moto Kerr had two wins from Christophers one, but Christopher rocketed from the gate and sailed clear, taking the final moto chequers and the overall from Kerr, with Matt Pocock in third and ASA United Gas Gas boss Lee Tolan in fourth.

Another of the Wainwright clan, Ben methodically picked his way through the pack in each moto to land the Clubman MX2 victory ahead of Max Fletcher in second.  There was an emotional first race win for Daniel Shutt who hasn’t been racing that long and the points helped him to claim the third and final podium spot. Well done Daniel.

In the Youth 125, Bailey Johnson was solid notching up three moto wins to take the overall, with Ollie Colmer continuing his strong season in second and Jayden Haigh third. Newly elevated Big Wheel 85 champ Charlie Heyman had a big crash on day one and was struggling, but he came back fighting on day two winning the third race and showing he will be one to watch for the title.

Alfie Jones paced it well in the Youth 250’s. The young man mountain is fit and strong and didn’t panic when he got behind and made the final third of each moto his own to pull clear of the field going 1-1-1-1. Jude Morris was lightning-fast from the start and led a good number of laps to finish second overall. Tyler Wescott on a new ride for Planet Moto Gas Gas was solid and consistent like last year and was always there and took third.

Tyla Hooley was mega quick and smooth in the Big Wheel 85’s and after racking up the opening three moto’s wins it didn’t look like anyone could stop him but disaster would strike at the start of the final moto when he crashed out hard. He tried to muscle it out but was in too much pain with what we understand was a broken shoulder. Billy Askew and Ben Mustoe would both ride great, and would take advantage of Hooley’s downfall finishing first and second respectively with Hooley holding onto third.

Cole McCullough was faultless in the Small Wheel 85’s

In the Small Wheel 85’s Cole McCullough annihilated the field, pulling a couple of holeshot over the Big Wheels and giving them something to think about. Reece Jones was a clear second-placed overall with Brandon Buckley third.

The series now moves onto the famous Hawkstone Park in Shropshire on the 19th & 20th June with spectator tickets now on sale via https://www.mxnationals.co.uk/buy-tickets/

Pro MX1

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Harri Kullas 100 25 25 25 25
2 Shaun Simpson 88 22 22 22 22
3 Todd Kellett 71 15 16 20 20
4 Liam Knight 67 16 15 18 18
5 Brad Todd 60 14 18 12 16
6 Stuart Edmonds 58 13 14 16 15
7 Dan Thornhill 53 12 13 14 14
8 Gary Gibson 42 9 10 10 13
9 Gavin Stevenson 42 7 12 13 10
10 Jason Meara 41 11 8 11 11
11 Dylan Walsh 40 20 20
12 Tony Craig 37 6 7 15 9
13 Glenn McCormick 33 10 11 12
14 Jake Millward 27 18 9
15 Tommy Searle 8 8

Pro MX2

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Conrad Mewse 100 25 25 25 25
2 John Adamson 75 22 18 15 20
3 James Carpenter 70 16 14 18 22
4 Carlton Husband 66 15 13 20 18
5 Steven Clarke 63 18 20 13 12
6 Ashton Dickinson 61 20 22 9 10
7 Callum Mitchel 57 13 15 16 13
8 Jamie Law 49 10 11 12 16
9 Tom Grimshaw 47 9 9 14 15
10 Nathan Dixon 46 11 10 11 14
11 Brad Anderson 39 12 12 6 9
12 Kyle McNicol 36 7 8 10 11
13 Lewis Hall 33 14 16 3
14 Sam Nunn 28 6 7 7 8
15 Florian Miot 22 22
16 Jake Sheridan 21 3 6 5 7
17 Jamie Wainwright 17 5 4 8
18 Robert Yates 10 4 6
19 Matt Burrows 9 4 5
20 Jay Hague 8 8

Expert MX1

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Ben Edwards 97 25 25 25 22
2 Shaun Southgate 89 20 22 22 25
3 Jordan Mccaw 80 22 18 20 20
4 Josh Taylor 66 18 16 16 16
5 Richard Bird 62 14 12 18 18
6 John Robson 61 16 20 12 13
7 Charlie Putnam 53 11 14 13 15
8 Joe Clayton 50 7 15 14 14
9 Steve Bixby 49 13 13 11 12
10 Ben Hayward 41 12 9 9 11
11 Aaron Patstone 41 15 11 15
12 Bradley Maddever 32 9 5 8 10
13 Jamie Dixon 32 8 8 7 9
14 Junior Thomas 30 10 10 10
15 Stephen Mullally 19 6 7 6
16 Ross Kersey 17 5 4 8
17 Aiden Wigger 10 4 6

Expert MX2

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Bobby Bruce 100 25 25 25 25
2 Tom Murphy 80 22 22 14 22
3 Jake Preston 74 20 12 22 20
4 Ryan Mahwhinney 71 16 20 20 15
5 Cullen Scott 66 18 14 18 16
6 Ben Kennedy 64 13 18 15 18
7 Jack Lindsay 58 14 15 16 13
8 Jack Moore 55 15 16 12 12
9 Ollie Beamish 49 11 13 11 14
10 Gareth Padgett 47 12 11 13 11
11 Kieran Yorke 37 10 9 9 9
12 Ben Clayton 30 10 10 10
13 Tomas Hardcastle 16 8 8

Amateur MX1

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Sean Wainwright 91 25 16 25 25
2 Scott Hail 87 22 25 20 20
3 John Kirk 86 20 22 22 22
4 Callum Gordon 63 18 20 18 7
5 Stephen Kelly 62 10 18 16 18
6 Brad Thornhill 61 16 14 15 16
7 Joshua McCorkell 54 14 12 14 14
8 Chris Neesam 44 12 8 9 15
9 Tallon Aspden 42 9 11 10 12
10 Paul Atkinson 40 6 10 11 13
11 David Rushton 40 15 13 12
12 Justin Robinson 38 15 13 10
13 Pete Bulley 36 13 7 5 11
14 Charlie Roper 32 7 9 8 8
15 Joe Roberts 30 8 6 7 9
16 Carl Hayward 28 11 5 6 6

Amateur MX2

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Shaun Springer 100 25 25 25 25
2 David Finnamore 82 22 20 20 20
3 Dan Brough 76 18 18 22 18
4 Alex Buchanan 68 20 22 4 22
5 Aaron Gardiner 60 13 16 16 15
6 Lewis King-London 57 15 14 15 13
7 Harry Foster 54 16 10 14 14
8 Lewis Taylor 49 15 18 16
9 Adam Hayward 48 14 12 13 9
10 Mitch Young 42 8 13 9 12
11 Connor Baldry 42 10 9 12 11
12 Toby Lightbown 41 11 11 11 8
13 Jak Henderson 35 7 8 10 10
14 Elliot Cook 32 12 5 8 7
15 Harry Fletcher 26 9 6 5 6
16 Callum Watson 24 5 7 7 5
17 Charlie Parker 20 6 4 6 4
18 Mike Booth 7 4 3

Clubman MX1

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Alex Christopher 94 25 22 22 25
2 Ivan Kerr 94 22 25 25 22
3 Matthew Pocock 78 20 20 18 20
4 Lee Tolan 66 15 13 20 18
5 Jordan Andrews 60 18 11 15 16
6 Sam Cornwell 55 16 18 6 15
7 Rory Wootton 54 13 12 16 13
8 Ashley Senior 54 14 15 13 12
9 Dean Rodgers 44 12 16 2 14
10 Kyle Bennett 40 7 8 14 11
11 Alistar Stark 35 10 14 11
12 Steven Liston 33 5 9 10 9
13 Jack Colley 31 9 12 10
14 Tom Brown 23 6 7 7 3
15 Colby Walker 22 3 2 9 8
16 Carl Mcilroy 20 4 5 4 7
17 Charlie Green 19 11 8
18 Ryan Jones 14 6 3 5
19 Lee Sims 12 1 4 1 6
20 Jordan Ambler 10 10
21 Lewis Wigger 9 5 4
22 Harry McDonald 8 8
23 Scotty Williamson 7 2 3 2
24 Alfie Rimell 2 1 1

Clubman MX2

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Ben Wainwright 93 25 18 25 25
2 Max Fletcher 81 22 22 15 22
3 Daniel Shutt 79 18 25 16 20
4 Mitch Collins 69 16 13 22 18
5 Guy Prince 65 14 20 18 13
6 Keatan Stewart 64 13 15 20 16
7 Elliott Pugh 64 20 16 13 15
8 Michael McAlister 52 12 14 12 14
9 Ricky Roberts 49 15 8 14 12
10 Matthew Fuller 42 9 12 10 11
11 Jamie Mottram 42 11 11 11 9
12 Charlie West 37 10 9 8 10
13 Jake Taylor 26 7 10 9
14 James Benson 25 8 6 5 6
15 Jude Gaylard – Hall 20 7 6 7
16 Mike Booth 15 7 8

Youth 250

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Alfie Jones 100 25 25 25 25
2 Jude Morris 82 22 22 20 18
3 Tyler Westcott 76 20 18 18 20
4 Ben Clark 66 18 16 16 16
5 Sam Atkinson 64 20 22 22
6 Harvey Cashmore 56 15 12 15 14
7 Lewis Glynn 55 16 15 13 11
8 Luca Pegg 53 10 14 14 15
9 Leon William 51 14 13 12 12
10 Corey Collins 46 12 11 10 13
11 Josh Bassett 41 11 10 11 9
12 Jake Barker 40 13 8 9 10
13 Jamie Luffman 31 8 7 8 8
14 Connor Warren 18 9 9

Youth 125

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Bailey Johnson 97 25 25 22 25
2 Ollie Colmer 71 22 20 7 22
3 Jayden Haigh 64 18 16 12 18
4 Leon Ongley 63 15 18 15 15
5 Charlie Heyman 60 4 11 25 20
6 James Barker 60 16 22 14 8
7 Jude Turton 57 14 14 13 16
8 Raife Broadley 56 13 13 16 14
9 Joe Brookes 55 20 15 20
10 Liam Bennett 39 11 7 9 12
11 Hudson Roper 37 10 12 2 13
12 Arai Elcock 35 9 9 11 6
13 Charlie Griffiths 33 12 6 4 11
14 Reece Ross 30 7 3 10 10
15 Ashden Barlow 27 8 10 9
16 Charlie Palmer 23 5 8 3 7
17 Charlie Reynolds 21 6 4 8 3
18 George Hopkins 18 18
19 Kieran Boughen 15 2 5 6 2
20 Jake Smith 14 3 1 5 5
21 Josh Jones 7 2 1 4
22 Ben Putnam 2 1 1

Big Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Billy Askew 87 20 20 22 25
2 Ben Mustoe 84 22 22 18 22
3 Tyla Hooley 75 25 25 25
4 Josh Vail 68 18 16 14 20
5 Ryan Waggott 61 13 14 16 18
6 Harrison Greenough 54 15 8 15 16
7 Ashton Boughen 54 16 18 20
8 Max Harris 48 14 10 9 15
9 Kyron Carron 45 7 13 12 13
10 Brett Kelly 44 12 7 11 14
11 Ollie Budd 37 9 15 1 12
12 Charlie Richmond 35 12 13 10
13 Oliver Rigby 34 10 9 7 8
14 Will Haddock 32 8 11 2 11
15 Jake Davies 29 11 4 8 6
16 William Murphey 22 6 6 5 5
17 Jack Meara 21 4 10 7
18 Carl Harris 16 1 6 9
19 Tyler Jones 15 2 5 4 4
20 Issac Ash 12 3 3 3 3
21 Brandon Hedyat 5 5
22 Louis Vincent 2 2
23 Travis Laughton 1 1

Small Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Cole McCullough 100 25 25 25 25
2 Reece Jones 86 22 20 22 22
3 Brandon Buckley 71 18 18 15 20
4 Freddie Gardiner 70 20 22 14 14
5 Chester Hyde 66 16 16 18 16
6 Harlow Green 65 15 15 20 15
7 Drew Stock 57 14 14 11 18
8 Hayden Statt 52 13 10 16 13
9 Alfie Osborn 49 12 13 13 11
10 Zane Stephens 39 8 9 12 10
11 Lewis Spratt 38 10 11 5 12
12 Cailen Jai Griffiths 38 11 8 10 9
13 Zane Sibley-Deakin 36 7 12 9 8
14 Maison Jones 29 9 5 8 7
15 Louis Challenger 22 5 7 4 6
16 Tyler Townsend 21 4 6 6 5
17 Ronan Mallett 17 6 4 7