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Marshall opens with Yatton victory! 2022 AMCA/CDB British Classic Motocross Championship Round 1 – Race Report & Results

Marshall opens with Yatton victory! 2022 AMCA/CDB British Classic Motocross Championship Round 1 – Race Report & Results

Back on April 24th the Bath Motorcycle club hosted their Classic Spring Scramble at Yatton Keynell near Chippenham in Wiltshire which incorporated the opening rounds of the 2022 AMCA/CDB British Classic Motocross Championships with two races for each combined class.

Report and Images by Dave Rich

There had been a few alterations to the track from previous years and the day began with practice on what was a very slick surface with many parts just grass but as soon as practice was done the grass was gone and the day was set for some close and good racing which was witnessed by an enthusiastic crowd.

Matt Fry heads the pack in the opening combined Pre 60/Pre 65 British Championship race

The Pre 60/65 combined British Championship class saw some good battles which saw Micky Allen on his 600 BSA Goldstar win both races from Ian Lovelock on his 650 Tribsa whereas in the Pre 65 class there was a good start in the opening race for Matt Fry on his 600 Jawa Cheney but by the end of the opening lap it was defending Pre 65 Champion Lewis Bell on his 560 Jawa who was to take over the lead and was to show his intentions on retaining the title as he was to win the second race as well.

Defending Pre 65 Champion Lewis Bell was on top form and dominated both Pre 65 races

In the Pre 68/74 Championship combined races it turned in to a good day for the 500 BSA of Thomas Owen in the Pre 68 class who even though he didn’t win a race he was consistant on both occasions and took the overall. Martin Kemp on his 500 BSA Faber was the winner of the first race with Luke Womack also on a 500 BSA Faber winning the second which was to give them second and third overall respectively.

First Corner action in the combined Pre 68 / Pre 74 British Championship class headed by No 99 Greg Speed

In the Pre 74 Class there was some quick racers and one of them was Greg Speed on the 500 BSA Cheney who just piped the 500 CCM of Aaron Graves in to the first corner. Speed was trying his hardest to get away at the front but all the time he was gradually being pressured and joining in with the pressure was Kristian Marshall on his 380 CZ who was soon in second and up in to third was soon to be Allen Waring also on a 380 CZ. Marshall and Waring got pass Speed and were having a real tussle at the front with virtually nothing between them as they went into the penultimate lap, but Waring was to go missing as they returned in to sight as his chain had come off and this let Marshall go on to take the win. Waring was determined in the second race and took the win holding off Adam Butt on the 350 Hickie BSA. Marshall came home in 4th behind Graves which was to give him the overall by one point from Butt with Graves third overall.

Micky Allen powering his 600 BSA Goldstar to victory in the Pre 60 British Championship class


Steve Gray heads the opening Twinshock race.