Heyman and Jones dominate Landrake MX Nationals for SJP Moto
After dominating the opening round of the 2020 Michelin MX Nationals at Hawkstone Park earlier in the month. The SJP Moto team headed south to the Cornish circuit of Landrake for the second round of the championship.
Images courtesy of Martin Pickard – MLP
This weekend Charlie Heyman, James Barker, Billy Askew and Lucy Barker were joined by Reece Jones in the Small Wheel 85cc class after missing the opening round due to be on a pre-arranged family holiday.
The weekend started well for the team qualifying well, in the Big Wheel 85 class Charlie Heyman took pole position by over 5 seconds from teammate James Barker with Billy Askew 10th fastest. In the Small Wheel 85 class Reece Jones was 2nd fastest with Lucy Barker 18th fastest.
In the opening Big Wheel 85 race Heyman dominated the race once he got into the lead on the opening lap and pulled a comfortable 30 second lead to take the victory with Askew coming from outside the top 10 at the start to claim sixth at the finish ahead of James Barker in ninth after a mid-race mistake dropped him out of the top 5.
The Second Big Wheel race saw Heyman take another impressive 20 second race win, while James Barker battled all race long to finish third. Askew had another strong race running in fifth until the last lap and crossed the line in sixth.
In the Small Wheel 85 class Reece Jones finished third in the opening race after starting outside the top 10 and working his way up to second before losing a position in the closing laps to finish third. Lucy Barker had a good ride to finish the opening moto in 19th.
The second race for the Small Wheels saw Reece Jones involved in a highly exciting race for the win which saw him take the victory by less than a second. Lucy also had a great second race to finish in an impressive 13th position.
Sunday saw Charlie Heyman take another dominate race win in the Big Wheel 85 class to start the second day off in good form for the team. Billy Askew and James Barker both had good rides with Billy running in third until the closing laps when he slipped to fourth ahead of Barker in fifth.
The fourth and final race saw Heyman make it a clean sweep of victories to claim the overall win and now leads the championship by 57 points. Askew took a solid rode to claim fourth and fourth overall on the weekend and sits second in the championship behind Heyman. Unfortunately, Barker crashed out of the final race and went to the hospital for an X-Ray on his hand. The DNF dropped him to 14th overall and sixth in the Championship.
In the opening Small Wheel 85 race Reece Jones suffered a bad start and was 20th on the opening lap and pushed hard all race long to claim third at the flag, while Lucy Barker rode well for 19th.
The final race would see Jones take the holeshot and dominate the race to take the victory by over 30 seconds and claim the overall victory. After missing the opening round Jones has moved up to 15th in the Championship. Lucy has a good final race of the weekend to finish 14th and 14th overall. After two rounds Lucy is now 10th in the championship.
Steve Parkin: “It has been another great weekend for the team, Charlie took another clean sweep in the Big Wheel class while Reece took the win in the Small Wheel class. Billy once again rode well in him second National event on the Big Wheel bike and sits second in the standings behind Charlie. Lucy rode a solid weekend and is now 10th in the championship, but it is unfortunate that James crashed in the last race.”