Championship Victory and Overall for SJP Moto KTM and Reece Jones
This weekend saw the final round of the Revo ACU British Motocross Championship fuelled by Gulf Race Fuels take place at Landrake Moto Parc just across the Cornish border.
Images courtesy of Image Rich Media
Coming into the weekend, SJP Moto KTM’s Reece Jones was leading the SW85 Championship and looking to secure the title for the team and become a two times British Champion, while teammate Billy Askew had an outside chance of claiming the BW85 title.
The weekend started with the qualifying sessions for both riders and it was Reece Jones who dominated the Small Wheel session by taking Pole position by nearly 5 seconds, while Billy finished 6th fastest in the Big Wheel class.
With 3 races each on the Saturday, Reece was looking to claim the title as soon as possible. In the opening race Reece was in fine form taking a start to finish race win and extending his points lead further. He then followed this up with another race win in the second moto after taking the lead on the second lap and never being pressured after. Going into the final race on the Saturday Reece knew that a good result would see him claim the title, and a great start saw him in second early on before moving into the lead to take victory and the title.
In the Big Wheel class Billy started the day with a solid fifth place finish in the opening moto after coming from around the top 10 off the start. Billy followed it up with a fourth-place finish in the second race after getting a much better start and battling with the leaders. The final race of the Saturday saw Billy claim another 5th place finish and leave him with an outside chance of the title going into the final moto on Sunday.
After claiming the title on the Saturday, Reece went to the start line on Sunday sporting the number 1 plate on the front of his Small Wheel machine. As the gate dropped Reece powered around the first corner and took the early race lead and went on to claim another race win and claim a prefect weekend after taking Pole, 4 race wins, Fastest lap, the Overall and the Championship.
In Billy’s final race of the weekend, he made a strong start in third place and rode well to take third at the finish flag. The result was enough to give Billy fourth overall on the day and third overall in the Championship standings for 2021.
Speaking after the weekend Team Manager, Leighton Haigh commented ‘it’s been a great weekend for the team, Reece has been a real star all weekend topping every session and taking a clean sweep of race wins to claim the title. For Billy it was always going to be tough to win the championship, but he ended the season well with some great results. As a team we wish to thank all of our sponsors for their support and making this championship possible.’