The arduous and intertwined track of Culham in Abingdon, Oxford anticipates the Revo ACU British Motocross Championship Fuelled by Gulf Race Fuels this weekend (May 1st and 2nd), for the initial round of the Championship in what will be the first round in over a year.
The Culham circuit will test the riders handling skills and technicality on the bike. The winding track of this iconic circuit will make for a tough imposition for the riders this first round of the series. It is no doubt that even for the best riders it will be challenging, as the heat is turned up to win the first round of the Championship.
Culham was last host to the Championship in 2018 making it just over two years ago, the highly contested Conrad Mewse flew through the first and second race taking the first position intently argued by Josh Gilbert who overall came third. In both races with his fastest lap overall being 2:28.074. This year will have lots of big names competing for the win at the first event, Par homes Husqvarna’ Callum Mitchell is one to watch this year along with Jay Hague and Tom Murphy to mention a few.
The MX1 race wasn't so straight forward as the top two spaces were battled for by Graeme Irwin and Jake Nicholls. The first race had Irwin taking first with a 6.4-second difference. In the second race, the top four spaces were even more highly contested with only a 12-second difference between first and fourth position. Evgeny Bobryshev managed to swipe first place with Elliot Banks-Browne coming in a close second behind Bobryshev by just a mere 5-seconds. This year the MX1 race will be heating up with names such as Shaun Simpson, Jake Nicholls and Dylan Walsh all of whom will be representing some of the top teams in motosport.
The last time the youth riders raced in Culham was in 2019 in March at the Judd KTM British Youth Championship. In the 125 race, Preston Williams was the talk of the town taking the first position in race one by a flying 9.4 seconds from Bobby Bruce who will be racing in the MX2 at Culham in 2021. Jack Grayshon then took first in the second race despite Preston still taking home the fastest lap and the overall win. Even though the top three contestants from 2019 have moved up and Preston not taking to the tracks this year the Class still have some hot contenders such as Jak Taylor and Charlie palmer leaving the crown up for grabs.
In 2019 Robbie Daly flew through the championship winning both races and taking the overall win in the auto class. Robbie will now be competing in the 65cc class this year and is a contestant to look out for.
Speaking of the 65cc's Robbie Daly will be up against some great riders such as Teddy Merriman and Olly Walters who are hotly sought after for this 2021 season. In 2019 Culham saw Brandon Buckley (now SW85cc) and Max Harris (now BW85) take the top two positions with a 7-point difference.
This year Brandon Buckley will be facing some big names in the motorsport community such as Reece Jones and Freddie Gardiner who all came in the top 10 in the 65s in 2019, this year it means turning it up a notch, it will make for an interesting race to watch.
Gareth Hockey, Director “The battle for the top position will recommence on the 1st & 2nd of May 2021. The year off from competitions that the rider has had means it will make for a season of passionate racing and a memorable first round at the windy tracks of Culham. We are excited to be able to race, even behind closed doors the championship will be heated as the riders are excited to get going”
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