Masters warriors return to Wroxton! Bridgestone British Masters Round 2 – Preview
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Jake Shipton is in pole position in the Pro MX1 class after the first round at Culham, and at last years Wroxton round he looked the business so he will take some stopping this weekend. His big competition will come from Jake Millward who has stepped up a level this year with super fast starts and the speed and stamina to stay at the sharp end of any Pro race the UK has to throw at him. James Dunn joins the ranks for this round and he will be a force to be reckoned with, as will Luke Norris and Nathan Dixon. An outside bet will be Robbie Dowson who put in a great performance at Canada Heights last weekend in the Maxxis British Champs, and if he rides the same this weekend a podium spot could be calling.
In Pro MX2 the experienced Martin Barr, teammate of Shipton at Crescent Yamaha, leads the charge, but his supremacy is sure to be challenged by the hard-charging Taylor Hammal onboard his Rob Hooper Racing Yamaha who was another who had a great day at Canada Heights. Ashton Dickinson won the first race at Culham but a DNF in the second moto has put him down the order, but this guy can make quick starts and if he does so he will take some catching. Scottish racer Alexander Brown has great speed and after his last round Maxxis showing will definitely be a challenger as will Michael Ellis who was quick at Wroxton last year. Glenn McCormick can never be counted out and Dominic Lancett is starting to generate some speed in his first season in the Pro ranks.
Alongside the Pro’s who only race on the Sunday, there are a host of other classes with the top young talent in the UK going all out for their respective titles.
Brandon Buckley heads the field in the 65’s, while Will Haddock has the upper hand in a super competitive Small Wheel 85 class. Sam Atkinson was a class act in the Big Wheel 85’s and will be looking to keep his unbeaten run going.
In the MXY2 class a great battle will be resumed with Ike Carter and Kyle McNicholl set to go at it hammer and tongs for the win.
Chris Povey has had a tremendous 2019 so far and holds onto the number 1 spot in the 125’s but Troy Willerton is just 2 points adrift so expect the racing to be intense in this class.
The Clubman group produced great racing last time around and it’s Greg Fisher who holds the lead going into the weekend.
In the Amateur classes, Oliver Benton goes into the weekend with the MX2 Red plate but with Jack Rowland breathing down his neck, while in MX1 Luke Sturgeon will be looking to repeat his unbeaten Culham weekend.
Also on the programme this weekend is the Pro Bridgestone Cup race with a big cash prize and huge trophy for the winner.
The Wroxton MX track is located in Wroxton Health, Banbury. Postcode OX15 6EU.
Spectator admission prices are £10.00 per adult, £5.00 per child, £5.00 per senior citizen and under 5’s are free. This price is for the whole weekend and camping is free of charge.
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