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Crendon Fastrack Honda aims to turn Culham red at Revo British MX Champs opener!

Crendon Fastrack Honda aims to turn Culham red at Revo British MX Champs opener!

The Crendon Fastrack Honda team is to make its official 2021 race debut in the opening round of the new-look ACU British championship at Culham this weekend with Tommy Searle, Jake Nicholls and Jay Hague all gunning for glory.

After a break of a year for the official British championship due to the Covid pandemic, Sunday marks the return for the series at one of the country’s favourite tracks on the banks of the river Thames in Oxfordshire. Although spectators aren’t allowed at this first round due to lockdown rules, it will be live streamed on the internet so fans can see the action as it happens.

“The team are fully prepared and ready for racing,” says team boss, triple world 500 champion Dave Thorpe. “The new 2021 Honda CRFs have been developed by the team over the winter and are fully ready. And they are clearly the best bikes we have ever had.”

Heading up the team are the two of the most experienced British riders in the MX class, 31-year-old Tommy Searle and 30-year-old Jake Nicholls, both on the all-new Honda CRF450R.

Searle, officially the defending champion after winning the British series the last time it ran in 2019, is full of confidence. Despite a heavy fall in practice for the Bridgestone Masters race at Hawkstone Park last week, he still took the MX1 victory and is keen to top the podium at Culham.

Nicholls also had a fall in a test session recently, hurting his hand and shoulder. “But he has made lots of progress since then and it’s good news as he rode last weekend,” says Thorpe. “He will do all he can to make the start this weekend.”

In the MX2 class is team rookie, 23-year-old Jay Hague who will be riding the Honda CRF250R. Former youth champion Hague has been riding and testing extensively on the bike as he bids to become a regular front-runner in the series. Under the guidance of Thorpe, he is already full of confidence and with the backing of the experienced Crendon Fastrack Honda team, also has the bike and support to make a huge impact this season.