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Gilbert shines as the Champs were crowned at Cusses! Michelin MX Nationals Round 5 – Race Report, Full Event Stream & Results

Gilbert shines as the Champs were crowned at Cusses! Michelin MX Nationals Round 5 – Race Report, Full Event Stream & Results

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Duck Smart

The hammer fell on an epic 2021 Michelin MX Nationals Championship at the Cusses Gorse MX venue near Salisbury at the weekend as the season rounded out in style.

Images courtesy of X-Cast Media

The Pro MX1 title was already signed, sealed and in the hands of the Cab Screens Crescent Yamaha racer Harri Kullas but there was still plenty to race for with a number of riders looking to impress and show their capabilities ahead of the 2022 team signing merry go round.

One rider who put himself well and truly on the MX1 map was Par Homes Husqvarna’s Josh Gilbert who raced to the overall with a 2-1 day. Shaun Simpson was another welcome returnee to the series and took the opening moto win and second in moto 2 for the number two spot on the podium with Kullas reeling off two silky smooth thirds for the number 3 spot on the box.

Saturday nights Straight Rhythm Champ Dylan Walsh of the Revo Seven Kawasaki team pitched in with two solid moto’s for fourth while Apico Husqvarnas Stuart Edmonds continued his fantastic form of late with fifth. The Phoenix Tools Apico Kawasaki of Jason Meara had good day with sixth, with Elliot Banks Browne having his best outing for the Oakleaf Construction Honda team in seventh.

Meara by being consistent all season long was awarded for second overall in the championship with Edmonds a well deserved third.

While MX1 was done and dusted the Pro MX2 title was going down to the wire between Gabriel Insulation KTM’s John Adamson and the Phoenix Tools Apico Kawasaki of Carlton Husband.  Just 10 points separated the duo and with a stronger start in the opening moto Husband would reduce the deficit to 8, after he fended off a late Adamson charge.

Husband’s title race would come crashing down on the opening lap of moto 2, and try as he might he couldn’t reel in Adamson who was going for the moto win duking it out with the Par Homes Husqvarna of Florian Miot and Michael Ellis.  Adamson would see out the moto in second and in doing so would be crowned MX2 champion after what has been a stand out season for the Scottish Racer.

Ellis would show great form by winning the opening moto and with a third in the second race would finish the day in second overall behind Miot who showed his credentials with a 2-1 for the number one spot on the day. Adamson would round out the day with third ahead of another Par Homes Husqvarna racer Callum Mitchell who had his season-best performance in fourth. Tom Grimshaw of Chambers Racing Husqvarna went 5-5 for fifth with Husband sixth.

So on the Championship podium, Adamson and Husband were joined by Miot who finished a superb third.

In Expert MX1 Ben Edwards consolidated his series lead finishing the weekend in fourth and taking the title by 53 points over Joe Clayton and Richard Bird. Talking of Clayton he would have another great weekend, continuing his battles with Josh Taylor and taking back to back overalls. Taylor would finish the weekend in second with Charlie Putnam proving good value with third.

Bobby Bruce put the hammer down on his ASA United Gas Gas 125 and blitzed the Expert MX2 field with four wins from four to grab both the weekend overall and the title. At Cusses Louie Kessell had a great weekend with second over Ollie Beamish in third. In the series Jake Preston did enough to secure second with Tom Murphy third.

There was plenty of drama in Amateur MX1 with Sean Wainwright notching up another moto win in the opening race to nail the title before crashing out of the meeting in spectacular fashion in the second race.  (Check out @wrkmma on Instagram to see the crash in sequence). John Kirk had a steady weekend with fifth overall which secure second in the championship for him but the battle for the final podium spot went down to the wire with David Rushton, Brad Thornhill and Callum Gordon all in with a shout of that honour.  When it mattered though Rushton pulled off a fantastic moto win to gain the podium spot whole Thornhill suffered mechanical issues and Gordon was caught up in other riders mistakes. So the final top five in the series was Wainwright, Kirk, Rushton, Thornhill and Gordon in that order. The weekend overall went the way of Harry Bradley with Rushton second and Joshua McCorkell third.

A moto one DNF for Dan Brough all but ended his Amateur MX2 title chances and Shaun Springer showed why he was to be crowned champion with a sublime performance taking maximum points and the weekend overall. Brough would still claim second in the series with Aaron Gardiner edging out Harry Foster for third.  Behind Springer, in the round 5 results were Isle of Wights Mitch Young with Josh Greedy third.

After a phenomenal performance at Landrake Alex Christopher just need to pitch in with 4 good motos to claim the Clubman MX1 crown and he did just that, signing off also by taking the chequers in the final moto.  Over the weekend though the round 5 honours would go the way of Grant Martin over Mitch Best in second and Billy Sanders third.  Christopher as previously mentioned was the series Champ, with Ivan Kerr second and Matthew Pocock third.

In Clubman MX2 Ben Wainwright firmed up the 2021 title which he would claim ahead of Elliott Pugh and Ricky Roberts.  At Cusses Cam Mcdonald joined the party and 2-1-2-1 to take the overall in front of George Boyce and Roberts.

SJP Moto KTM’s Charlie Heyman made it back to back Michelin MX Nationals titles by winning the MXY2 championship by a whopping 98 points over Raife Broadley and George Hopkins.  The weekend win though went the way of Cab Screens Crescent Yamaha racer Joe Brookes who beat Heyman to the chequers in the final moto to stake his claim on the round victory. Heyman was second with Broadley third.

The Big Wheel 85’s title fight was the most dramatic of the lot with a last race showdown between Team Matt Gardiner racer Ben Mustoe, and the SJP Moto KTM rider Billy Askew.  Askew had a one point lead going into the final moto but both racers threw everything at it swapping the lead with the the race going down to the line with Mustoe getting his nose ahead for the moto win and the title. Fantastic racing and sportsmanship from these young riders.  So the series podium was Mustoe, Askew and Tyla Hooley third.  Finley Evans was the weekend winner ahead of Mustoe and Hooley.

In the Small Wheel 85’s GRT Holeshot KTM’s Cole McCullough was fantastic once again and was awarded the title as well as the weekend overall. Cole shared the round 5 podium with Drew Stock in second and Gus Mustoe in third, while in the Championship the number two spot went to Chester Hyde who showed great commitment to push his bike over the Cusses Gorse line in race 2 after a mechanical problem, with Stock third.

After the huge success of the 2021 championship registrations are already open for 2022 so head to https://www.mxnationals.co.uk/ and get involved…

Results

Pro MX1

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2
1 Josh Gilbert 47 22 25
2 Shaun Simpson 47 25 22
3 Harri Kullas 40 20 20
4 Dylan Walsh 34 16 18
5 Stuart Edmonds 33 18 15
6 Jason Meara 29 15 14
7 Elliot Banks-Browne 26 13 13
8 Matin Barr 23 11 12
9 Dan Thornhill 22 12 10
10 Tony Craig 21 14 7
11 Jack Brunell 20 9 11
12 Glenn McCormick 19 10 9
13 Evgeny Bobrychev 16 16
14 Brad Todd 16 8 8

Pro MX2

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2
1 Florian Miot 47 22 25
2 Michael Ellis 45 25 20
3 John Adamson 40 18 22
4 Callum Mitchell 33 15 18
5 Tom Grimshaw 32 16 16
6 Carlton Husband 30 20 10
7 Jamie Wainwright 28 14 14
8 Jamie Law 26 11 15
9 Adam Collings 24 12 12
10 Kyle McNicol 18 7 11
11 Nathan Dixon 17 4 13
12 Matt Burrows 16 8 8
13 Dylan Woodcock 15 6 9
14 Lewis Hall 13 13
15 Sam Nunn 10 10
16 Charlie Cole 9 9
17 Jay Hague 5 5

Expert MX1

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Joe Clayton 92 20 22 25 25
2 Josh Taylor 88 25 25 20 18
3 Charlie Putnam 80 22 20 16 22
4 Ben Edwards 72 18 16 22 16
5 Richard Bird 70 14 18 18 20
6 George Clarke 59 15 14 15 15
7 Steve Bixby 54 12 15 14 13
8 Aaron Patstone 53 16 10 13 14
9 Jack Beniston 47 11 12 12 12
10 Ben Knight 45 10 13 11 11
11 Phillip Klakow 24 13 11

Expert MX2

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Bobby Bruce 100 25 25 25 25
2 Louie Kessell 88 22 22 22 22
3 Ollie Beamish 71 18 20 13 20
4 Tom Murphy 66 20 14 16 16
5 Jack Lindsay 64 15 16 15 18
6 Aaron Ongley 64 13 18 18 15
7 Jake Preston 61 12 15 20 14
8 Ben Clayton 52 14 11 14 13
9 Kieran Yorke 47 11 12 12 12
10 Gareth Padgett 29 16 13
11 Ryan Mahwhinney 10 10

Amateur MX1

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Harry Bradley 91 22 25 22 22
2 David Rushton 87 15 22 25 25
3 Joshua McCorkell 73 20 15 20 18
4 Callum Gordon 64 13 20 18 13
5 John Kirk 60 14 16 14 16
6 Brad Thornhill 55 18 13 15 9
7 Paul Atkinson 53 11 12 16 14
8 Charlie Kent 47 12 14 10 11
9 Jack Seabourne 42 16 18 8
10 Sam Gabriel 33 13 20
11 Adam Reeve 32 8 9 15
12 Adam Hayward 32 9 11 12
13 Carl Hayward 32 10 12 10
14 Sean Wainwright 25 25
15 Tallon Aspden 21 10 11

Amateur MX2

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Shaun Springer 100 25 25 25 25
2 Mitch Young 76 22 16 20 18
3 Josh Greedy 67 16 18 18 15
4 Dan Brough 66 22 22 22
5 Harry Foster 59 12 20 13 14
6 Harry Barker 58 13 9 16 20
7 Aaron Gardiner 56 11 14 15 16
8 Alex Buchanan 56 20 13 14 9
9 Callum Watson 54 18 11 12 13
10 Connor Baldry 41 9 10 10 12
11 Ben White 37 15 11 11
12 Koby Newbold 34 14 12 8
13 Sam Lycett 27 10 8 9
14 Ryan Deacon 22 15 7
15 Alex Hamer 17 7 10

Clubman MX1

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Grant Martin 87 20 20 25 22
2 Mitch Best 85 22 25 18 20
3 Billy Saunders 77 25 14 20 18
4 Matthew Pocock 76 18 22 22 14
5 Alex Christopher 74 15 18 16 25
6 Jordan Ambler 50 13 9 15 13
7 Josh Kirby 50 12 15 12 11
8 Paul Barrand 46 5 16 13 12
9 Miles Dolphin 38 9 14 15
10 Jordan Andrews 34 11 6 1 16
11 Michael Graham 34 6 12 6 10
12 Ivan Kerr 27 14 13
13 Scott Isherwood 24 8 11 4 1
14 Jake Thompson 23 7 9 7
15 Ashley Senior 22 3 5 8 6
16 Kyle Noble 20 10 2 8
17 Rory Wootton 19 10 9
18 James Thompson 17 8 5 4
19 Kyle Bennett 16 16
20 Harry McDonald 14 4 7 3
21 Sam Cornwell 11 2 7 2
22 Cameron Vickers 11 11
23 Chris Corthorn 10 10
24 Harry Whitlock 8 3 5
25 Charlie Roper 4 4
26 Matt Jones 3 3
27 Charlie Green 2 2
28 Dean Rodgers 1 1
29 Lewis Wigger 1 1

Clubman MX2

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Cam Macdonald 94 22 25 22 25
2 George Boyce 74 20 14 20 20
3 Ricky Roberts 69 25 16 14 14
4 Ben Wainwright 67 13 20 16 18
5 Dee-Jay Walker 61 18 18 25
6 Elliott Pugh 58 16 22 12 8
7 Ryan Gardiner 54 14 18 22
8 Charlie West 54 12 15 11 16
9 Ollie Sheldon 44 8 11 13 12
10 Michael McAlister 43 5 10 15 13
11 Hayden Stevens 41 7 13 10 11
12 Jake Taylor 33 10 8 15
13 Jamie Mottram 32 15 8 3 6
14 Jaspers Gibson 31 6 12 4 9
15 Jack Colley 27 11 6 10
16 Charlie Parker 16 3 9 1 3
17 William Morris 14 7 7
18 Mitch Collins 14 9 5
19 Luke Postlewaite 10 6 4
20 Joe Smith 9 9
21 Jack Roberts 9 4 5
22 Max Aspden 9 4 5
23 Jude Gaylard – Hall 7 7
24 Joseph Roberts 3 1 2
25 Chris Elcock 3 3
26 Richard Evans 2 2
27 Matthew Fuller 2 2
28 Jack Ratcliffe 2 2
29 Jed Stockham 1 1
30 Edward Bailey 1 1

MXY1

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Joe Brookes 94 25 22 22 25
2 Charlie Heyman 94 22 25 25 22
3 Raife Broadley 74 16 18 20 20
4 Leon Ongley 67 20 16 13 18
5 Liam Bennett 56 12 20 11 13
6 Arai Elcock 53 11 12 15 15
7 George Hopkins 50 13 13 18 6
8 Charlie Reynolds 45 10 11 10 14
9 Jake Smith 45 8 14 12 11
10 Charlie Griffiths 44 15 15 14
11 Mckenzie Marshall 40 9 10 9 12
12 Tye Jones 32 16 16
13 Syd Putnam 31 5 9 8 9
14 Robert Storer 29 6 6 7 10
15 Cody Spacagna 27 7 7 6 7
16 Josh Jones 25 4 8 5 8
17 Dan Arkell 19 14 5
18 Reece Ross 18 18

MXY2

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Jude Morris 88 20 18 25 25
2 Tyler Westcott 85 25 22 16 22
3 Sam Atkinson 81 16 25 20 20
4 Alfie Jones 72 22 20 22 8
5 Ben Clark 65 15 14 18 18
6 Ollie Cole 65 18 16 15 16
7 Leon William 58 14 15 14 15
8 Luca Pegg 50 12 12 12 14
9 Callum Murfitt 45 13 10 10 12
10 Josh Bassett 41 9 13 9 10
11 Shay Arnold 37 8 11 11 7
12 Seth Manners 35 10 9 7 9
13 Corey Collins 30 11 8 11
14 Reece Ross 26 13 13

Big Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Finley Evans 90 25 25 22 18
2 Ben Mustoe 85 20 20 20 25
3 Tyla Hooley 74 18 18 18 20
4 Wal Beaney 69 22 22 25
5 Billy Askew 67 15 14 16 22
6 Charlie Richmond 54 12 16 14 12
7 Shaun Mahoney 50 16 12 6 16
8 Josh Vail 49 10 15 13 11
9 Jake Walker 47 13 10 9 15
10 Harrison Greenough 44 14 6 10 14
11 Kyron Carron 40 8 13 12 7
12 Ryan Waggott 35 2 9 15 9
13 Kalvin Kelly 33 9 11 13
14 Max Harris 33 6 8 11 8
15 Brandon Hedyat 31 11 7 7 6
16 Will Haddock 30 7 5 8 10
17 Travis Laughton 16 3 3 5 5
18 Mckenzie Gordan-Smith 14 4 2 4 4
19 Carl Harris 9 5 4
20 Reece Beanie 8 1 1 3 3

Small Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Cole McCullough 97 25 25 25 22
2 Drew Stock 87 20 22 20 25
3 Gus Mustoe 69 15 18 16 20
4 Shane Jones 64 8 20 18 18
5 Chester Hyde 60 18 5 22 15
6 Lucas Moncrieff 55 13 12 14 16
7 Lewis Spratt 55 16 10 15 14
8 Archie-Jay Girdham 52 22 6 12 12
9 Alfie Osborn 52 14 16 11 11
10 Zane Stephens 47 12 15 10 10
11 Zane Sibley-Deakin 37 10 14 13
12 Maison Jones 35 9 9 9 8
13 Cailen Jai Griffiths 35 7 13 8 7
14 Louis Challenger 27 6 8 7 6
15 Connor Williams 23 5 7 6 5
16 Reuben Always 22 11 11
17 Hayden Statt 22 13 9