Fifth Overall for Grimshaw and Chambers Racing Husqvarna at Revo MXGB Finale
The final round of the Revo ACU British Motocross Championship fuelled by Gulf Race Fuels saw the Chambers Racing Husqvarna travel across the Cornish border to Landrake to end the year on a high.
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Coming into the event the team had produced special number boards featuring the #101 in memory of Jude Morris who sadly passed away at the recent event at Duns, to celebrate his life on track.
The weekend started well with the qualifying sessions and in the MX2 class, Tom Grimshaw produced his best qualifying session of the season to finish third fastest. In the MX1 class, Glenn McCormick finished 14th fastest. Also competing this weekend was Harvey Cashmore on his return from injury and qualified 13th fastest in the Youth 250 class.
Both the racing started on Sunday all the riders joined the Parade Lap in Memory of Jude in a touching moment as the sport showed its support for Jude’s family and friends.
In the opening MX2 class, Tom made a great start and came around the first corner inside the top 5 and quickly moved into top 3 and was looking very comfortable at the front of the pack. As the race continued, Tom started to come under pressure and was able to put his fastest lap of the race in on the final lap to ensure he finished in fourth, narrowly missing out on third by less than half a second.
Going into the second MX2 race, Tom was looking for another good start and solid result. As the gate dropped Tom didn’t get the best of drives out of the gate and up the straight but was able to get around the first corner smoothly and quickly move into the top 6. After running into to another rider’s bike, early into the moto Tom settled into his flow and was running in sixth and secured the position a flag.
Tom’s two strong results gave him 5th overall on the day. Speaking after the races Tom said ‘it’s been a good day for me, I started well in qualifying after starting 7th fastest I managed to move up to 3rd fastest on my last lap to set me up for the races, which was great as I’ve struggled with my qualifying all year. Then before the first race it was nice to take part in the Parade Lap for Jude to pay our respects to him and his family. Then it was straight into our first race and I got a really good start for the first time this year and went with the leaders and settled into the race and lost a place to Hauge before being caught by Adamson and dropping to fourth. Towards the end race Moit closed in so I put on a big charge to secure fourth. Second race saw another ok start and I struggled to get around people today and on the opening lap I get caught behind a fallen rider and lost time on the leaders but I pushed on and managed to finish 6th after struggling with a bit of numbness in my hands for the first time this season, but overall it was a good day to end the season on.’
In the MX1 class, Glenn was riding well in the opening moto and after making a strong start, he made it inside the top 10 before a small mistake saw him drop back to 11th place at the finish.
The second race of the day saw another good start by Glenn as he settled into the race and secured a solid 14th place at the finish. The two good results gave Glenn 12th overall on the day and 13th in the Championship standings and 4th in the MX1 Expert Class. Speaking of his results, Glenn said ‘it’s been a pretty good day, I was too happy with qualifying but I was enjoying the track. The first race was pretty good after getting a good start and after avoiding the crashes on the first lap I start to get going when Edmonds passed me and I tried to chase him but made some mistakes and lost my rhythm and finished 11th. In race two I started but and was inside the top 6 and came off on the first lap and took a rock to the throat so that take a lap to get over and come back from to finish 14th which I was happy with as I felt I was riding better’
In the Youth 250 class, Harvey Cashmore was making his return from injury and get back up to speed and claimed a 13, 11, 12 ,12 scorecard to claim 12th overall on the weekend. Seapking after the racing, Harvey commented, ‘This weekend has been ok as it was my first race back after 3 months out due to the foot injury so it was just a case of getting back into it again and building up my speed again in each race so overall lit was a good weekend.’
At the end of the weekend Team Owner, Tim Chambers commented ‘it’s been a good weekend for the team, Tom has had a great weekend after qualifying well and taking a 4th and 6th in the races for 5th overall and 6th in the Championship. Glenn had two good results and finish 11th and 14th and Harvey rode well on his return to racing. We have a couple of races left this year and are looking to secure another rider before preparing for 2022.’