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Carpenter and Askew crowned 2022 MX Nationals Champions for GRT Impact KTM!

Carpenter and Askew crowned 2022 MX Nationals Champions for GRT Impact KTM!

Last weekend the GRT Impact KTM team headed for the final round of the Michelin MX Nationals 2022 season, to an all new track, Oxford Moto Park. We were treated to a track with mixed terrain, high flying jumps and fast-paced sections. The team were looking forward to getting the racing under way.

Pro MX2 Championship leader Jamie Carpenter had a 10-point lead going into the final round, and was determined not to let go of the red plate. He qualified well, putting himself in the top 5 and securing a good gate pick for the races.

In Moto 1, Carpenter got off to a decent start, finding himself just outside the top 5 in the MX2 category. He was strong early on, and was quick to pass Championship rival Tom Grimshaw. He settled into a good pace after that, ran his own race, and brought it home for 3rd. 12 points ahead in the Championship with one race to go.

In Moto 2, Jamie managed to narrowly miss a first turn crash, resulting in coming out around 10th place. He worked his way through the field, with his eyes kept firmly on Grimshaw’s position. He rode smart, stuck to the game plan, and came home 6th place, which was good enough to claim the Pro MX2 title. A fantastic end to a great season for Jamie, as he and the team our first Pro Championship.

Billy Askew claimed GRTs second title of 2022, after a 1-2 scorecard on Saturday was enough to claim the Big Wheel 85cc Championship. Billy has shown excellence all year, running away with the red plate from the get-go, and now has an MX Nationals title to his name, 67 points clear of 2nd place. Congratulations Billy!

Erez Melman had one of his best weekends under the awning to date, after picking up 6th overall on the weekend. His best finish of the year with 5th position in Moto 1 gave him the confidence to see out some great races throughout the weekend. He goes to Landrake this weekend with a boost of confidence.

A get well soon to our MXY2 Youth rider, Finlay Evans, who sustained a shoulder injury in Moto 2 on Saturday, after a 1st place finish in Moto 1. A real shame after the success after the first race, however he is in good spirits and will take time to recover and bounce back stronger after off-season.

Finally, a massive thank you to all involved with helping us achieve two Championship titles so far this year, with one round still left to play for. We cannot thank all our sponsors, friends, family and riders enough for the work put in to help us achieve success. We head to Landrake for the final round of the Revo ACU British Championship this weekend for our final race of the 2022 season.