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Thornhill & Adamson the Masters of 2021! Bridgestone British Masters Finale – Race Report, Results & Final Standings

Thornhill & Adamson the Masters of 2021! Bridgestone British Masters Finale – Race Report, Results & Final Standings

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Duck Smart

Dan Thornhill on Cab Screens Crescent Yamaha proved the consistency win’s championships as last weekend he won the Bridgestone British Masters for 2021 without winning a race all year.

Report and Images by Dick Law

As Thornhill did his thing in the Pro MX1’s, John Adamson riding a Gabriel KTM clinched the Pro MX2 championship with a race in hand.
But the two Pro races at this fifth and final round of the championship were set alight by the wildcard riders PAR Homes Husqvarna pairing Evgeny Bobryshev and Josh Gilbert as the pair shared the Pro class win’s and second places were in a class of their own.

All the championship classes were hard-fought, with some going to the final lap of the year’s last race. Luckily for the hard-working series organisers, the heavy forecast rain didn’t arrive. Still, some showers overnight made for a somewhat soggy track when the Pro riders lined up for qualifying first thing Sunday, but as the track dried out, it became a bit one liney.

As the gate dropped for the first combined Pro MX1 and MX2 race Gilbert got the holeshot from championship contender Thornhill with Bobryshev in third. But before the end of the lap, Bobryshev was into second, and the two fast PAR Homes riders started to pull further and further away from the rest of the pack, who were disputing the championship win.

For the rest of the eleven-lap race, Bobryshev did all he could to get past his teammate and snatch the win. But, with the drying track and the number of races before the Pro’s went out, passing was a problem.

Josh Spinks found away passed Thornhill for third on lap two as the top four finished in that order.

Adamson was riding with a damaged knee and is waiting for surgery and was planning to do just enough to clinch the Pro MX2 championship and gated fifth, the first MX2 rider, and spent all race in the position. This result was more than enough to make him this year’s champion, with a race spare. However, he didn’t participate in the day’s second Pro race to save his knee from further damage.
Thornhill’s main championship rival, Brad Todd (Moto-cycle Yamaha), didn’t get the start he wanted and rounded the first turn in tenth place. He made it up to sixth before a small off dropped him back to eighth at the end of the race, making winning the championship an uphill struggle.

Sam Nunn (RHR Yamaha) started the race in seventh, but second MX2 rider. He took full advantage of Todd’s crash on lap eight and passed Tom Grimshaw (Chambers Husqvarna) on the last lap for sixth on the track but the second MX2.

Before the start of the second and last Pro race of the year, all Thornhill needed to do was finish seventh or higher to clinch the Pro MX1 championship, but as the gate fell, Thornhill stalled his Yamaha and put him to the back of the field with a mountain to climb.

Bobryshev got the holeshot from Gilbert, Spinks and Todd, and that was the order they finished. Mind you, Bobryshev and Gilbert finished over a minute and a quarter in front of Spinks and Todd.

Thornhill was eighth by the end of the first lap and finished fifth and was chased over the finish line by Grimshaw. But he had done enough for the championship win.

Nunn was the first of the MX2’s at the start in sixth, but a slip off on the last lap allowed Callum Mitchell, from fourteenth place to eighth on the track, but first MX2 home.

Overall, in the MX1’s, it was Bobryshev from Gilbert, Spinks and Thornhill, but in the MX2’s, it was Nunn from Yates, Collings and Kessel.
“It’s been a great year, and it’s nice to get this championship for myself and the team,” said new Pro MX2 champion John Adamson, “They have put a lot of hard work into the team, and it’s nice to give something back. This year I have improved by the team giving me a great bike and the support that goes with it, and on my training side, I have had Dave Dougan helping me. He has really stepped it up for me, both physically and mentally.”New Pro MX1 champion Thornhill said, “It’s been a rough couple of years leading up to this. This year is a step in the right direction for me. Last year was OK, but Covid made it an even shorter year. I have not always been the fastest rider out there, but I have always been towards the front, and this has brought about this result. You always have to be in it to win it, so they say”.

Only four points separated the first two places at the top of the amateur MX1 class. Race two winner George Clarke took the overall from wildcard rider Corey Hockey second as mistakes robbed other riders from podium places. Mark Young had two wins and a second, but a DNF in race two dropped him down to fifth overall. Likewise, a troubled first race spoilt Tyrone Cleaver challenge for the win as he scored a third, second and ended his weekend with a win for fourth overall.

Aaron Patstone finished the weekend in eleventh place overall, but that was enough to make him the 2021 amateur MX1 champion.
The battle for the amateur MX2 was all about the Jones’s. Alfie Jones had three race wins and a second-place for the overall for the last round but, as a result, won the championship, while Rory Jones won the race that Alfie didn’t and chased him over the finish line in two of the other three. But this gave him second in the championship.

Four wins from four starts for wildcard rider Tallon Aspden in the clubman class, but fifth overall over the weekend, Mark Kinsley won the championship.

Luke Dean won all four of the 125cc two-stroke races for a maximum, while second overall, Troy Willerton won the championship by fifteen points from Jordan Bachelor.

With three wins and a second-place wildcard rider, Bayliss Utting won the MXY2’s from Jack Lindsay and Max Lewis. Ben Clark had a terrible day and finished eleventh overall, but luckily, he had enough points to clinch the 2021 MXY2 championship by a massive hundred and twelve points from Lewis and Kayde Rayns.

Before the start of the big wheel 85’s, it was tight between Billy Askew and Tyler Hooley for the championship. But Hooley was behind and had to go all out to snatch the win from Askew. Hooley won two of his races and finished second in the other two for the overall. But Askew played it smart and was never out of the top three for second overall, and with it won the championship by fourteen points.

You must feel sorry for Reece Jones. He was on the perfect championship till race three of the last round. He had won every small wheel 85 race up until then but was beaten by Jamie Keith. However, he won the last race making it 19 wins from 20 starts. Jamie Keith was second on the weekend, with Freddie Gardiner third. Drew Stock was second to Jones in the championship, with Chester Hyde third.

It was tight at the top of the junior 65’s, but then again, it’s been like that all year as Alfie Geddes-Green and Robbie Daly have been exchanging wins and second places at every round. But, in the end, Geddes-Green, with two wins, a second and a fourth, won the weekends overall from race one and three, winner Daly as the pair finished on level points. But in the championship, Daly won by just twenty-three makes from Geddes-Green. Joel Winstanley-Dawson was third at the weekend and third in the championship.

And that’s it for another year. Registration is already open for next year, with some classes already almost full.

Results

Pro MX1

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2
1 Evgeny Bobryshev 88 43 45
2 Josh Gilbert 88 45 43
3 Josh Spinks 82 41 41
4 Dan Thornhill 76 39 37
5 Brad Todd 74 35 39
6 Tom Grimshaw 72 37 35
7 Drew Anderson 67 33 34
8 Charlie Putnam 65 32 33
9 Richard McKeown 65 34 31
10 Simon Booth 61 31 30
11 Gavin Stevenson 32 32

Final championship positions:
1 Thornhill 396, 2 Todd 385, 3 Knight 338, 4 Booth 316, 5 McKeown 312, 6 Anderson 267, 7 Putnam 263, 8 Stevenson 248, 9 Spinks 197, 10 Genge 183.

Pro MX2

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2
1 Sam Nunn 86 43 43
2 Robert Yates 82 41 41
3 Adam Collings 78 39 39
4 Louie Kessel 74 37 37
5 Michael Ellis 70 35 35
6 John Adamson 45 45
7 Callum Mitchell 45 45
8 Howard Wainwright 34 34

Final championship positions:
1 Adamson 391, 2 Ellis 351, 3 Yates 322, 4 Hall 274, 5 Kessel 251, 6 Nunn 224, 7 Wainwright 195, 8 Hague 164, 9 Grimshaw 145, 10 Collings 137.

Amateur MX1

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 George Clarke 162 43 45 33 41
2 Corey Hockey (w) 158 41 43 39 35
3 Benjamin Knight 142 35 29 41 37
4 Tyrone Cleaver (W) 138 9 41 43 45
5 Mark Young (w) 133 45 45 43
6 James Rutter(w) 128 33 34 29 32
7 Harry Bradley 125 37 19 30 39
8 Rob Wood 121 31 37 22 31
9 Frazer Gardiner (w) 119 29 28 34 28
10 Aiden Maloney 116 34 32 23 27
11 Aaron Patstone 112 39 39 34
12 Mitch Best (w) 112 23 31 32 26
13 Brad Thornhill 107 27 20 35 25
14 Kyle Creevy 106 28 23 31 24
15 Matt Dowse (w) 99 22 26 28 23
16 Ross Millard 97 19 33 27 18
17 Kieran Clarke 92 30 25 37
18 Alex Christopher(w) 90 20 30 21 19
19 Billy Collins(w) 88 32 27 29
20 Matt Wood 87 25 18 24 20
21 Scott Aldridge (w) 83 18 35 30
22 Connor Dickens 81 21 21 17 22
23 Sam Gabriel (w) 71 26 24 21
24 James Day 69 16 17 19 17
25 Lewis O’Sullivan 63 10 20 33
26 Elliott Reeves (w) 62 17 16 13 16
27 Lee Clarkson (w) 61 24 11 26
28 Dan Best 60 15 14 16 15
29 Matty Fry (w) 57 13 15 15 14
30 Lee Randall-Smith (w) 56 12 13 18 13
31 Stevie Edmonds (w) 49 11 12 14 12
32 Matt Lomas 47 22 25
33 Edward Briscoe 14 14

Final championship positions:
1 Patstone 806, 2 Clarke 786, 3 Bradley 668, 4 Knight 625, 5 Briscoe 606, 6 Wood 597, 7 Thornhill 576, 8 Millard 544, 9 Maloney 511, 10 Creevy 498.

Amateur MX2

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Alfie Jones 178 45 43 45 45
2 Rory Jones 170 43 45 43 39
3 Aaron Ongley 164 41 39 41 43
4 Dan Brough 160 39 41 39 41
5 Todd Ritchie 138 34 34 33 37
6 Luke Kennett (w) 137 37 29 37 34
7 Thomas Dodsworth (W) 129 35 33 32 29
8 Mitchell Warhurst 125 20 35 35 35
9 Jesse Wren 122 32 32 34 24
10 Dee Jay Walker 120 26 30 31 33
11 Ben Burridge 120 30 28 30 32
12 Bailey Betsworth 114 29 25 29 31
13 Ben Gillet (w) 110 31 24 25 30
14 Arnis Paberzs (w) 109 28 27 27 27
15 Sam Bishop (W) 108 27 31 24 26
16 Jake Marsh 102 25 26 26 25
17 Josh Greedy (w) 100 23 21 28 28
18 Jake Hall (w) 91 22 23 23 23
19 Kris Ayres (W) 70 33 37
20 Daniel Warby 68 24 22 22
21 Thomas Evans (W) 21 21

Final championship positions:
1 A Jones 825, 2 R Jones 812, 3 Brough 747, 4 Burridge 618, 5 Warhurst 607, 6 Betsworth 495, 7 King-London 481, 8 Wren 472, 9 Walker 466, 10 Ritchie 436.

Clubman

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Tallon Aspden (w) 180 45 45 45 45
2 Adam Paxton 153 43 28 41 41
3 James Thompson 145 41 32 29 43
4 Scott Alymore 143 27 43 43 30
5 Mark Kinsley 141 39 34 39 29
6 Matthew Fuller (w) 137 37 39 33 28
7 Mitchil Collins 130 33 37 28 32
8 Joe Sargent 128 34 35 35 24
9 Max Wood 122 32 29 30 31
10 Joshua Lee Young (w) 120 31 33 21 35
11 Jack Loveridge 109 24 25 27 33
12 Aidan Carney 107 28 18 34 27
13 Rory Wooton (w) 106 14 23 32 37
14 Elliott Pugh (w) 103 25 41 37
15 Richard Evans 94 21 30 18 25
16 Josh Watson-Bailey 93 29 31 17 16
17 Steven Lennie 89 15 27 24 23
18 Matt Jones 86 26 26 34
19 Mitch Brooks (w) 82 23 24 23 12
20 Liam Jones (w) 81 5 6 31 39
21 Jacob Bell 81 22 22 19 18
22 Scott Isherwood 77 18 12 25 22
23 Stuart Perry 73 17 14 16 26
24 Connor Tingle (W) 73 30 17 5 21
25 Alex Harvey (w) 64 35 21 8
26 Connor Barnett (w) 56 13 19 4 20
27 Curtis Henderson (w) 54 20 20 14
28 Jamie Isherwood-Birkett 50 11 8 12 19
29 Robert Williams 49 8 9 15 17
30 Josh Ithell 47 10 15 22
31 Kevin McBride 47 16 11 20
32 Luke Jenkinson (w) 45 19 13 13
33 Dean Paling 43 9 10 9 15
34 Tod Thompson 41 26 5 10
35 Fion Thomas (w) 31 7 4 7 13
36 Charlie Sutton 30 12 7 11
37 Phil West (w) 23 3 6 14
38 James Benson 16 16
39 Chris Elcock (w) 6 6

Final championship positions:
1 Kinsley 591, 2 Wood 562, 3 Collins 524, 4 Jones 524, 5 Almore 501, 6 Thompson 483, 7 Sargent 480, 8 Bell 442, 9 Watson-Bailey 406, 10 Carney 403.

125’s

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Luke Dean(w) 180 45 45 45 45
2 Troy Willerton 161 41 43 43 34
3 Jordan Bachelor 148 39 37 31 41
4 Rob Barney 144 35 35 39 35
5 Mckenzie Marshall (w) 141 37 32 35 37
6 Bradley Doyle 141 34 33 41 33
7 James Barker 134 30 39 33 32
8 Joe Brookes (w) 127 43 41 43
9 Arai Elcock 126 25 28 34 39
10 Archie Hicks 124 33 30 30 31
11 Tye Jones 117 29 26 37 25
12 Fin Wilson (w) 115 28 29 29 29
13 Ashton Barlow (w) 115 32 31 24 28
14 Luke Newman 114 31 24 32 27
15 Danny Tollet (W) 105 26 27 26 26
16 Richy Roberts (w) 98 24 25 25 24
17 Hayden Stevens 97 18 22 27 30
18 Henry Siddiqui (w) 89 27 34 28
19 Liam Deegan 84 20 21 22 21
20 Tom Daniels 82 21 18 20 23
21 Harrison Jepson (W) 81 19 19 21 22
22 Robert Storer 65 22 20 23
23 Dan Arkell 46 23 23

Final championship positions:
1 Willerton 774, 2 Bachelor 759, 3 Doyle 663, 4 Barker 661, 5 Elcock 564, 6 Barney 482, 7 Stevens 440, 8 Jones 437, 9 Deegan 398, 10 Arkell 385.

MXY2 Youth

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Bayliss Utting (w) 178 43 45 45 45
2 Jack Lindsay 170 45 43 41 41
3 Max Lewis 164 41 41 43 39
4 Luke Southern 156 37 39 37 43
5 Liam Bennett 131 34 33 33 31
6 Leon Ongley 129 33 32 31 33
7 Raife Broadley (W) 122 39 37 9 37
8 Josh Bassett 122 31 28 34 29
9 Jack Dando(w) 122 32 30 32 28
10 Eric Lynch (w) 111 29 21 29 32
11 Ben Clark 109 35 35 39
12 Jude Turton 109 19 29 27 34
13 Kayde Rayns 104 34 35 35
14 Corey Collins 101 22 23 30 26
15 Josh Jones 99 24 25 25 25
16 Jamie Collins 98 27 22 26 23
17 Cody Spacagna (w) 96 26 26 20 24
18 Max Smith (w) 94 15 31 21 27
19 Harrison Greenough (w) 91 28 27 17 19
20 Ayden Smith 91 23 24 28 16
21 Billy Moriarty (w) 82 20 18 24 20
22 Harrison Drewell 74 18 17 22 17
23 Harvey Cashmore 72 30 12 30
24 Archie Fremel (W) 72 17 14 19 22
25 Jasper Gibson 70 12 19 18 21
26 Syd Putnam (w) 70 13 16 23 18
27 Cameron Jackson 66 21 20 10 15
28 Max Aspden (w) 60 16 15 15 14
29 Leyton Duffy 50 11 12 14 13
30 Liam Ware 43 14 13 16
31 Harvey Antrobus(W) 36 25 11
32 Mackenzie Marshall (w) 34 10 11 13

Final championship positions:
1 Clark 787, 2 Lewis 675, 3 Rayns 659, 4 Turton 633, 5 Smith 622, 6 Bassett 533, 7 Lindsay 514, 8 Gibson 430, 9 Collins 420, 10 McCaul 408.

Big Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Tyla Hooley 176 43 45 43 45
2 Billy Askew 162 41 41 37 43
3 Jake Walker 158 37 39 41 41
4 Josh Vail 149 39 37 34 39
5 Ryan Waggott 140 35 31 39 35
6 Will Haddock 137 31 34 35 37
7 Kyron Carron 135 34 35 33 33
8 Finley Evans 133 45 43 45
9 Isaac Ash 132 33 33 32 34
10 Lucy Barker 113 29 25 30 29
11 Archie Hobbs (w) 112 30 32 20 30
12 Dylan Meaney 111 19 30 31 31
13 Danny Moore 108 28 28 29 23
14 Tyler Jones 106 26 27 26 27
15 Jack Ranner 104 25 26 25 28
16 Hayden Yeend (w) 100 24 23 28 25
17 Sebby Moore (W) 97 23 24 24 26
18 Bayley Ward-Clarke 97 27 22 27 21
19 Jack Brearey 93 32 29 32
20 Troy Weaver 90 22 21 23 24
21 Callum Johnson (w) 85 21 20 22 22
22 Logan Ireland (w) 80 20 19 21 20
23 Cole Hall 70 18 16 17 19
24 Miley Hodgson (W) 70 16 18 18 18
25 Alfie Duckett (w) 53 17 17 19
26 Charlie Hucklebridge (W) 15 15

Final championship positions:
1 Askew 864, 2 Hooley 793, 3 Evans 757, 4 Vail 723, 5 Walker 689, 6 Haddock 653, 7 Carron 626, 8 Meaney 544, 9 Waggott 542, 10 Barker 503.

Small Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Reece Jones 178 45 45 43 45
2 Jamie Keith 174 43 43 45 43
3 Freddie Gardiner 164 41 41 41 41
4 Drew Stock 156 39 39 39 39
5 Blake Ward-Clarke 146 37 37 35 37
6 Chester Hyde 141 34 35 37 35
7 Oakley Kettle 135 35 34 33 33
8 Hayden Statt 128 33 33 28 34
9 Lucas Lee 127 30 31 34 32
10 Zane Sibley – Deakin 126 32 32 31 31
11 Liam Bell 120 31 29 32 28
12 Maison Jones 119 29 30 30 30
13 Libby Chatburn 114 28 28 29 29
14 Jaxon Haswell 101 26 27 25 23
15 Zachary Howells (w) 98 24 25 24 25
16 Harvey Collins 92 23 20 22 27
17 Jamie Prentice 89 25 23 21 20
18 William Siddons 86 22 22 20 22
19 Casey Kennett 86 21 21 23 21
20 Tyler Rogers (w) 80 27 27 26
21 Ryan Pentince (W) 77 20 19 19 19
22 Ollie Jewitt 76 26 26 24
23 Finley Easton 61 19 24 18

Final championship positions:
1 Jones 898, 2 Stock 777, 3 Hyde 762, 4 Ward-Clarke 725, 5 Keith 722, 6 Statt 681, 7 Bell 578, 8 Sidley-Deakin 565, 9 Haswell 507, 10 Chatburn 506.

Junior 65’s

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Alfie Geddes-Green 172 39 45 43 45
2 Robbie Daly 172 45 39 45 43
3 Joel Winstanley-Dawson 168 43 43 41 41
4 Olly Waters 160 41 41 39 39
5 Jack Leese 142 37 37 37 31
6 Finley Pickering 139 35 35 32 37
7 Olivia Reynolds 134 30 34 35 35
8 Williams Evans 130 34 32 31 33
9 Leo Wilson 127 29 30 34 34
10 Arthur Moore (w) 122 32 29 33 28
11 Mason Martin Doe 110 27 28 28 27
12 Marty Spires 105 19 33 23 30
13 Stanley Siebert 102 31 9 30 32
14 Ryan Taylor 102 28 23 29 22
15 Chase Panter 101 33 31 8 29
16 Nixon Coppins 97 26 21 25 25
17 Jamie Thorpe 94 25 24 19 26
18 Ashton Kitching (w) 90 22 25 26 17
19 Harry Cuddy 87 23 17 24 23
20 Tommie Perfect 84 24 22 17 21
21 Jett Gardiner (w) 81 18 26 21 16
22 Harley Ince 78 27 27 24
23 Terry Challinor 78 21 19 20 18
24 Oscar Gilham 77 17 18 22 20
25 Arthur King 71 14 20 18 19
26 Troy Kennett 60 16 15 14 15
27 Talon Hodgson (w) 52 12 13 15 12
28 Lewis Day (w) 50 13 7 16 14
29 Teddy Merriman 49 11 14 13 11
30 Chad Prince(w) 44 9 12 10 13
31 William Macaulay (w) 43 10 11 12 10
32 Tom White 38 8 10 11 9
33 Walt Carroll (W) 36 20 16
34 Seersha Jones (w) 30 7 8 7 8
35 Mason Brown 24 15 9

Final championship positions:
1 Daly 854, 2 Geddes-Green 831, 3 Winstanley-Dawson 760, 4 Waters 730, 5 Leese 706, 6 Pickering 703, 7 Reynolds 669, 8 Siebert 553, 9 Panter 546, 10 Evans 544.