Top 10’s at the Heights for Apico Husqvarna!
The Team made the long journey down south for the third round of the Revo ACU British Motocross Championship fuelled by Gulf Race Fuels at Canada Heights on Saturday morning. Due to Matt’s injury, the team had a rider in each class with Stuart Edmonds in MX1, Jamie Law in MX2 and Jack Lindsay in MXY2.
Images courtesy of Adam Duckworth
MX1 practice was somewhat testing, with Stuart damaging his front pipe early on and having to have it replaced in the session. This added the pressure and took away precious time to get a top time on the board. That said, his first lap was still 13th fastest and made for a decent gate pick for the racing. MX2 practice wasn’t great for Jamie either, who had been ill most of the week. He managed to get 13th fastest towards the end of the session on his 250 2 stroke machine. Jack went out and got his quick lap in early, which was lucky as his race bike expired in practice and he was forced onto his spare bike for main events. Jack made 8th fastest in the MXY2 class.
MX1 race 1 saw Stuart out of the gate inside the top 10, pushing hard he started to make passes and charged up to 6th place going into the last quarter of the race. The top 5 had gapped Stuart considerably by this point, though it was still a great result for race 1. In race 2, Stuart got caught with a few riders on the first couple of turns and had it all to do coming from the middle of the pack to almost make the top 10. It was then disaster struck and 6 laps from home he suffered a rear puncture. Using his experience and skill he played it safe, nursing the bike home for 12th at the flag. Even with all the tests over the weekend, Stuart put in a solid performance for 9th overall and is currently 9th in the MX1 British Championship standings.
In MX2 race 1 Jamie got out the gate in the top 10, though soon lost several positions in the first couple of laps. Settling into the race by the third lap, Jamie rode his own race with little interference until lap 9 where some position changes up and down meant he crossed the line in 14th. Race 2 saw Jamie outside the top 10, though he settled by the 5th lap and made up a couple of positions over the last half of the race to cross the line 12th for 10th overall in the class. Jamie now lies in 15th position in the MX2 British Championship.
MXY2 had its ups and downs. In race 1 Jack crashed on the first corner leaving him pretty much last. He managed to compose himself and push his way through the field to 11th at the flag and 9th in class, which was a great recovery. Race 2 saw more of Jack’s potential, getting the jump out of the gate in 2nd before he crashed on lap 1 dropping to 4th and then crashed again dropping down to 17th. Jack remained focused, making a tenacious effort to push back to 12th at the line and 8th in class and overall. Jack now sits 4th in the MXY2 British Championship.
Dylan: “In what felt like a tough weekend the results were pretty good, with all riders finishing in the top 10 on the day. I’m pleased with Stuart and Jamie as they were both the first Husqvarna riders home in their respective MXGB Championships classes, and Jack had it all to do in both races and has shown maturity in keeping a cool head and pushing forward to get the job done.
“The exciting thing is, I know there’s more to come from all the lads and I’m confident we will get better results as the season continues. I would like to thank all the sponsors, riders and everybody behind the scenes for helping me make the team what it is. We look forward to our next event and what that may hold in a couple of weeks’ time”.