Maxxis men in GP action!

28 March 2019

The Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean is one of the world’s most fiercely-contested domestic series and some of its riders showed exactly why with a string of strong performances at last weekend’s MXGP of Great Britain at Matterley Basin.

Both Shaun Simpson (RFX KTM powered by PAR Homes) and Tommy Searle (BOS Kawasaki) – who currently sit first and second in the MX1 championship table after the opening round at FatCat on March 10 – produced solid performances in the MXGP class with Shaun ending the day 10th overall, two places above Tommy.

The Scot, however, was left to rue an expensive last-lap fall in the opening race that cost him vital points.

“The weekend was good,” he said. “I’m just very disappointed about the first race. It would’ve given me a nice overall score – maybe seventh or eighth overall – and bumped me up a couple of places in the championship.

“However, I’m happy with the way I performed this weekend as I have a little bit of a cold this week. I felt really good on the bike and comfortable on the track.”

Also representing the Maxxis series at Matterley were Estonian Harri Kullas (Cab Screens Deos Group Racing Honda) and Jake Millward (Chambers Husqvarna). Despite two strong rides Jake didn't make it into the points but Harri ran 19-17 for 20th overall.

The current top four in the MX2 class were also in action at Matterley Basin with Dylan Walsh (REVO Husqvarna UK) finishing eighth overall, Bas Vaessen (Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee) 11th, Conrad Mewse (Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee) 13th and Alvin Ostlund (REVO Husqvarna UK) 17th.

Conrad’s result would have been much better but for a technical problem that cost him fourth place in the opening moto and caused him to DNF the second.

“Obviously this has been a very disappointing weekend for me but it was out of my hands,” he said. “I proved that I had the speed and when things were going well they were going really well but we had a couple of bike issues which cost me big time.

“The team has done a fantastic job with what we have and I’m going to keep fighting and pushing to finish where we deserve to be.”

All six riders will now race back-to-back GPs in Holland and Italy before travelling to Lyng in Norfolk for the second round of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship on April 14.

Picture © Ray Archer