Season best performances at penultimate MX Nationals for Apico Husqvarna
Apico Husqvarna had a full team line-up for their visit to the South West hillside track at Landrake for the 4th round of the Michelin MX Nationals. With the ACU now appointed as the governing body, the format changed back to the more traditional racing, with youth rider Jack Lindsay in the Adult Expert class racing both days and the Pro Riders out in combined MX1 & MX2 races on Sunday.
Stuart Edmonds #162 MX1 Class Husqvarna FC450
“After a solid 6th fastest MX1 in qualifying, I felt good and was ready to attack the racing. Lining up in the middle for the first race I got a great jump out of the gate in 3rd where I rode out the race trouble-free, the best result of the season so far and I was very happy with that. My confidence was high going into the second race and I got a great jump out of the gate again in second, though halfway round the lap I made a mistake, cross rutted and went down. I had to turn the bike around and by the time I got going, I was right near the back. I made another mistake that knocked me to the back of the field. Still, I got my head down putting in consistently fast laps as the top 4 riders and made up over a dozen places to finish in the top 10 and passing all the MX2 riders and some competitors. Even though the mistakes potentially cost me a place on the podium, I was happy with my days racing and 5th Overall. I’d like to thank my team, Apico Husqvarna and Sponsors for everything this year. Their input has been massive and helped me get the results I’m achieving right now”.
Jamie Law #25 25 MX2 Class Husqvarna TC250
“Landrake isn’t one of my favourite tracks these days as it gets tougher as you get older! Qualifying wasn’t the best with an 8th in MX2 and I was happy to get racing underway. The first race was tough and I had a couple of issues, coming off and one with the bike that didn’t allow me to ride the rutty, tough track to the best of my potential. Believe it or not, I wasn’t that happy with my 5th place as I lost positions in the MX2 class early on due to the issues I was having and felt frustrated. Race 2 I didn’t get the start and was battling half the time with riders, not in my class. At the end of the race, I missed 7th by a couple of seconds for 9th in race 2 and 6th overall in MX2. Those seconds were the difference between 4th and 6th overall, so a little frustrating. Thanks to all my sponsors and the guys at Apico Husqvarna that put the work in. I’ll be pushing harder at Cusses on a track that suits my style more this weekend”.
Matt Burrows #11 MX1 Class Husqvarna FC350
“I didn’t have a great weekend, I’ve been feeling unwell all day with a stomach bug. I didn’t get a fast lap in qualifying and the races were a struggle too. I finished 13th overall and this was not where I wanted to be. I’m looking forward to the final round of the MX Nationals at Cusses Gorse next weekend”.
Jack Lindsay #433 Expert Adult Class Husqvarna FC250
“Qualifying felt good, though I didn’t have the best races on Saturday going 7th then 10th in race 2. Sunday was much better, we had a proper practice which helped. I then had 2 solid races, in race 3 I had a good start and then passed few decent riders and was close to 2nd, finishing 3rd at the line. In race 4 I didn’t get a great start, though pushed on overtaking 8 riders through the course of the race and finished 4th in Expert MX2 which gave me a 5th overall for the weekend. Thanks to all my sponsors and family that help me go racing”.
Dylan Brown, Team Manager Apico Husqvarna
“A bitter-sweet weekend. Stuart had a fantastic first race and after the start of race 2 I thought we’d end up on the podium, sadly, that wasn’t to be. Still, 5th overall and 5th in the Michelin MX Nationals MX1 Championship after today’s results. It’s encouraging to see the team progress every week, and although Jamie wasn’t all that pleased, he put in a solid performance and brought it home in the top 5 and top 10 for 6th overall and well inside the top 10 in the MX2 Championship. Matt’s still not bringing the results to the racing we know he is capable of, unfortunately. I hope to see him finish the season with better results than he’s had so far. Jack is starting to show the signs that he’s ready for MX2 next season. I would hope to see him in the top 3 Experts and finish with a podium at the final round to give me the confidence in his transition to the adult ranks for next season. Thanks as always to the sponsors and team for making this season possible, and we look forward to the final round this weekend of the Michelin MX Nationals Championship”.