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Revo ACU British Motocross Championship Fuelled By Gulf Race Fuels heads to Canada Heights

Friday May 20, 2022 at 8:47am
Revo ACU British Motocross Championship Fuelled By Gulf Race Fuels heads to Canada Heights

Round four of the Revo ACU British Motocross Championship Fuelled by Gulf Race Fuels sees us head to the famous Canada Heights Circuit. Canada Heights motocross track based in Swanley, Kent, has been used by the Sidcup and District Motorcycle club since 1938. The course acquired its name during the 1914-18 War when a large contingent of Canadian troops were camped there on the high ground. The track has been host to countless events over the years and is a fan favourite due to the circuits demanding layout. The layout brings out the best in motocross riders with its fast-flowing nature, numerous tabletop jumps and blind crests, these attributes provide fantastic racing. At this round we will see 5 classes in action, we will see the 85BW, 125cc, 250cc, MX2 and MX1 classes all competing for Championship points.

The 85BW class has been a tale of 3 men at the front so far this season. Billy Askew, Jake Walker and Josh Vail have been on the podium at every round. Billy Askew extended his Championship lead at Lyng taking both moto wins for the overall, he now sits on 312 points, 15 ahead of Jake Walker. Jake had a steadier round at Lyng, taking two 2ndplace finishes granting him 2nd overall on the sandy terrain. Jake will be hoping to replicate the weekend he had at Foxhill for this round to make a dent on Askew’s points lead. Josh Vail has finished 3rd at every round so far this season, he will be hoping the Canada Heights circuit suits his riding style to mix it at the front.

Charlie Heyman sits at the top of the Championship standings in the 125cc class after an excellent start to his season. Charlie finished 2nd overall at Lyng and has a 17-point advantage in the Championship over Ollie Colmer. Ollie Colmer took a moto win at Lyng in the first race and looked like he had the speed to have a perfect day, however problems in race two meant the GRT Impact KTM rider could only manage 3rd overall. Ollie will be looking to trim Heyman’s points lead this time out. Cole Mccullough was the star of the show at Lyng taking the overall win through two brilliant rides which puts him 3rd in points, 1 point ahead of Kasimir Hinderson. Cole seems to have found his feet on the 125cc machine and will take a lot of confidence from the win, keep an eye on him.

Round 4 sees the return of the 250cc youth class. Tyler Westcott leads the Championship on 137 points in this category and looks to be in control after winning both overalls. Westcott has a 22-point advantage on Jac Taylor who sits second. Taylor has shown good speed at the first two rounds and will be looking to take the fight to Westcott. Travis Steels sits 3rd in points and was a Championship contender but has been called up to MX2 to compete for the TALK Templant KTM team and therefor will no longer contest this class. This means GRT Impact KTM rider, Finley Evans looks to inherit 3rd spot in the Championship.

The MX2 class hasn’t been short of drama so far this season and to add to it, before Lyng, Revo Seven Kawasaki announced Dylan Walsh would be stepping back from the MX1 class back to MX2. This had people excited as another extremely talented rider was thrown into the battle at the front of this hotly contested class. Conrad Mewse decided to stay back from the MXGP and continue to pursue another British title. In doing so Conrad rode perfect and went 1-1 at Lyng taking the Championship lead back from title rival Isak Gifting. Gifting and his team decided they were attending the GP and therefor did not contest Lyng dropping him to 4th in points, 49 back from Mewse. Dylan Walsh was second on his return ride to the MX2 class after a problematic weekend with mechanical issues and little bike time. He will be one to watch at Canada Heights. Jamie Law sits 2nd in points and had a fantastic weekend at Lyng on his 250 2 stroke Apico Husqvarna taking home 3rd overall. Jamie Carpenter currently lays 3rd in points after a tricky weekend at round 3, he will be looking for a repeat of Foxhill at round 4 and therefore will be one to watch.

The story so far in the MX1 class has been a little like the story of the 2021 season, Tommy Searle and Harri Kullas have been fighting it out at the front. Tommy currently leads the Championship on 142 points, 14 ahead of Kullas who sits in second. The story was no different at Lyng as yet again they both fought for the overall, they traded race wins but with the better second moto result Searle took the overall and Kullas came home with 2nd. As they traded moto wins, they earned the same number of points meaning the difference between them in the Championship them stayed the same. Its anyone’s guess who will come out on top at Canada Heights. Shaun Simpson lays 3rd in points, 34 off the lead, Simpson has been vocal about his respiratory issues he has faced in this early part of the season but has been consistent and has kept himself in the title fight in the hope that when he’s 100 percent he can win some races. Josh Gilbert is 4th in the Championship and is 4 points adrift from Simpson, Josh has shown great speed in the early part of the year and will be looking to make a statement at Canada Heights.

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