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The heat is on! 2024 AMCA British Motocross Championship Round 3 – Preview

The heat is on! 2024 AMCA British Motocross Championship Round 3 – Preview

The AMCA British Motocross Championship supported by Holab Concepts and Joov Sports Products moves up to Cheshire this weekend for round three. Warmingham Lane, near Sandbach, CW10 0HJ ,will be the venue as the title chasing riders go for it over two days of hot action.

Words and Images by Mike Wood

Whilst Wildcard riders have had a major influence in some of the results so far, the 2024 Open class certainly bucks that trend and is all about competitors registered for the series! Topping the charts at both rounds 1 and 2 was Ray Rowson and he is currently 22 points clear at the summit. Chasing him down though are Will Hughes, Adam Wells, Mark Roberts and Harvey Tillotson so Ray is certainly going to have to use all of his vast racing experience to remain the pacesetter in this one!

Riding as a Wildcard, Josh Waterman currently tops the MX2 contest but is just a single point better off than Liam Gale. Wildcards McKenzie Marshall and Rory Jones also figure in the early top ten placings along with registered pilots Tim Burrows, Adam Nevitt, Samuel Bishop and Patrick Gilligan. The picture though at the top of MX2 in particular could look very different after Warmingham with current Wildcards now having to register for the remainder of the series if they wish to continue being eligible scoring Championship points!

Jimmy Margetson is definitely registered and is certainly in flying form in the 125cc Championship so far scoring 1-2 podium finishes which as in turn helped him to build a nice early 41-point lead at the top of the standings. Just a very tight 7 points separate the next two riders with Luke Newman and Charlie Palmer right on the gas! Also banging in the big scores and keeping themselves right in the 125cc mix are both Harry Linton and Macauley Davies. This class also incorporates the 125cc Youth Championship and topping that one is Ollie Jewitt, 12 points clear of Tom Goodfellow, Sebby Moore, Cailen Jai Griffiths and Lewis Roberts.

Having won all eight motos so far, Grace Richards is certainly proving to be a very fast Lady as she leads the BWMA Women’s Championship. On her Honda machine, Grace is already 41 points clear of the equally consistent Libby Chatburn. Also reeling off some big results, Nadiya Jones holds 3rd at present but is coming under pressure from Leah Rees-Evans. Aboard her 85cc KTM, Leah has produced several stunning rides really mixing it with the older Ladies. At present Rheanna Morgan-Rogers, Holly Williams, Ebony Brown, Checoby Rainey, Grace Bates and Hannah Jones complete the top ten places in the BWMA Championship table.

In the combined BW85cc/SW85cc/BWMA Girls 85cc class, Ryan Jackson, Alfie Pincher and Lexi Emery are the respective leaders. After winning the AMCA SW85cc crown in 2023, Northern Irish lad Jackson is again in great form. His closest challengers at present are Sean Simout, Oakley Skinner and Jenson Clitheroe. With a brace of podium runners-up spots, Pincher holds a 38-point lead over Mason Brown in the SW85cc contest who in turn is just a single point better off than Jimmy Whiston. For the BWMA Girls, Lexi Emery is 23 points clear of Cameron Mansbridge with round two winner Mylie Evans in 3rd spot.

And so to the AMCA Vets contest where 2023 runner-up James Lane has got off to a flyer! Winning the opening two rounds, he holds a 26-point advantage over Adam Wilkinson with Mark Swift and Rich Meakin next up. In the Vets Over 50’s class, 2023 Champion Matt Ryder leads the way 8 points clear of Simon Lane, Adrian Lewis 3rd and Brian Staples 4th. Lane though is on a charge winning all four moto’s in this class last time out at Bromsberrow!

After topping the charts at Preston Docks, Matt Wright was the Honda Cup victor again during round two and leads the race to bag the 2025 Honda 250R on offer to the overall Champion. At Bromsberrow, he took both moto wins ahead of the combination of Ricky Ryder, Caitlin Newman, Mark Allen and Cameron Chell.