Busy weekend for GRT Holeshot KTM!
It was to be a busy weekend of racing for the GRT Holeshot KTM Team, with two National meetings over the course of the same weekend, Round 4 of the REVO ACU British Motocross Championship at Foxhill Motoparc near Swindon on Saturday and Round 2 of the MX National British Motocross Championship at the famous Hawkstone Park Venue in Shropshire on the Sunday.
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The GRT Holeshot KTM Squad for the Revo MXGB round consisted of Kyle McNichol on his KTM 250SXF in the Pro MX2 class, Ollie Colmer on his KTM SX125 in the Youth 125cc class, Finley Evans on his KTM 85SX in the Big Wheel 85 class, and Cole McCullough on his KTM 85SX in the Small Wheel 85cc class.
The track at Foxhill was in superb condition after rain leading up to the event, and Ollie Colmer banked a good lap to take P2 in Qualifying. Ollie battled with the leader until the chequered flag but struggled to pass for a P2 finish in race 1. In race 2, Ollie started well but fell mid battle when in 2nd position and had to fight from the back, leaving him in 5th place and with 4th overall on the day.
A confident Finley Evans looked very strong in qualifying, setting the fastest lap. An unfortunate first turn crash in race 1 meant a P6 finish after battling back through the pack, race 2 saw a better start and P2 finish for Finley, giving him 5th overall on the day.
Cole McCullough qualified in 3rd place and after a good start in the first moto rode a steady race to finish P4, 10 seconds behind the leader. Cole cemented his solid race 1 finish with a 5th in race 2, giving him 5th overall for the event.
Kyle McNicol continued his Pro MX2 apprenticeship with a P23 in qualifying, and had a superb start in race 1. Unfortunately whilst inside the top 10 Kyle crashed, giving him a lot of work to do but he battled on for a P18 finish. In race 2 Kyle was one of 8 riders unlucky enough to have his sprocket bent by the same rock, dislodging the chain and causing a DNF.
Sunday saw Kyle and Cole head over to Hawkstone Park for the MX Nationals, where Cole took Pole Position in qualifying then showed his class by winning both motos comfortably, further cementing his place as leader of the series.
On a deep track that had seen overnight rain, Kyle qualified P10 in the MX2 Fastest 40 qualifying. P10 in the first race was followed by a strong P8 in the second outing on a drying track.
GRT Holeshot KTM Team Manager Jon Giffard said ‘Overall it was a reasonable weekend for the team, with a couple of moments of individual brilliance. We’ll be working hard this week to maintain momentum and are looking forward to the British Youth Championship meeting at Little Silver where we welcome back our 65cc rider Teddy Merriman this weekend. Of course this weekend also sees the British MXGP round where Ollie Colmer will be competing in the EMX125 class on Saturday, we look forward to seeing everyone there.’