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McLernon clean sweeps at Cusses on the way to the title! 2022 ACU British Quadcross Championship Finale – Race Report and Results

McLernon clean sweeps at Cusses on the way to the title! 2022 ACU British Quadcross Championship Finale – Race Report and Results

The final round of the 2022 ACU British Quadcross Championship was hosted by the Waterlooville Motorcycle Club at the Cusses Gorse track near Salisbury in Wiltshire. The event also incorporated the Sidecar Southern Centre championship, the British Championship Sidecars, Twinshock Sidecar support and the final round of the southern centre (MCU) Open Solos.

Report and Images by Tracy Thacker

The track was in great condition with recent changes, additional loops, and some of the track run in reverse. There was regular watering to keep the dust to a manageable level on a day when temperatures were extremely hot, making racing conditions difficult, but all went ahead smoothly.

The battle for the championship title was still on, but the points weren’t as close as the Sidecars which went down to the final moto and was separated by just a point at the end.  Going into this Final round Mark McLernon held a 32-point advantage over Harry Walker.

The first race got underway with an early lead for Mark McLernon going on to take a safe lead, holding on for this first win of the day. Harry Walker held second with Alfie Walker taking a great start to hold third, but from behind, the battle was on. Murray Graham fought into second chased by Oli Sansom, but disaster struck for Murray Graham who picked up mechanical issued and dropped back out of the race. Harry Walker fought back to second, just ahead of Oliver Sansom. Despite problems on the opening lap Luke Berlyn blasted into fourth with Zak Orchard just behind.

In race two Oli Sansom took an initial lead from Mark McLernon, with Harry Walker moving into second on the first lap. Mark McLernon knew a win in this race would secure the championship title, so he had a steady race. There was a close battle for the lead with Mark McLernon moving into the lead from Oli Sansom and Harry Walker with Zak Orchard fourth. It was a tough race with Harry Walker struggling with a mechanical problem, which he nursed home, but Oli Sansom wasn’t as fortunate being left track side a few laps from the end of the race. Zak Orchard held a brilliant second from Harry Walker with Zak Beevers fourth.

In the final quad championship race of the season Mark McLernon took the lead and his third win of the day. Harry Walker passed Jack Naylor to hold second, with Zak Orchard fighting through to take third ahead of Chad Beevers. Jack Naylor held fifth.

With eleven of twelve possible race wins Mark McLernon takes the championship title, Harry Walker took second with Oli Sansom taking the third podium place.

Liam Garland make it a successful comeback season by winning the rejuvenated Southern Centre Solo Championship over Josh Coleman.


Title winner Mark McLernon

Final Standings