Wow, just where do you start to tell the stories of what unfolded during an incredible final event of the AMCA British Motocross Championship, full of drama, controversy, rider tantrums and great racing! On conclusion though of a weekend which included five moto’s and a possible 250 points on offer, the one undisputable fact is that the 2021 title winners have now been decided. So its many congratulations to Ashley Greedy, Shane Carless, Kieran Banks, Phil Mercer, Andy Watkins, Ollie Rigby and Oakley Kettle on your eventual victories, welcome to the roll of honour.
Following round nine of the 2021 AMCA British Motocross Championship held at Long Lane, near Telford on Sunday, it’s still Ashley Greedy, Shane Carless, Bradley Tranter, Phil Mercer, Andy Watkins, Oliver Rigby and Harley Prickett leading the respective title chases, but boy is it tight at the top!
In this series powered by Datatag and supported by Dunlop, both of the MX1 podiums on Saturday and Sunday featured the same riders, Championship leader Ashley Greedy, Luke Hawkins and Josh Waterman as James Dood took 4th on both day’s. Although this may suggest rather predictable results, the moto’s were far from processional as the MX1 boy’s served up several stunning encounters.
After three blocks of red-hot action which were eventually wrapped up at 6.30pm, Josh Waterman, Shane Carless, Matt Ridgway, Phil Mercer, Charlie Hucklebridge and Harley Prickett eventually emerged as the respective overall winners. Sunday’s results also saw a change in some of the crucial Championship table standings with Welsh ace Carless now topping MX2, Lloyd Morgan moving to the top of 125cc and Prickett regaining the SW85cc series advantage.
What an ultra-tough challenge for both man and machine round 5 of the AMCA British Motocross Championship at Hawkstone Park was to be! Heavy rain had turned the famous Shropshire venue into an absolute sloop fest, conditions being so deep that it sapped engine power and fried clutches. Indeed so bad was the heavy going that racing was eventually restricted to just two blocks of action with it being a big achievement just to bring it home and get to the chequered flag!
In the 2021 AMCA British Motocross Championship powered by Datatag and supported by Dunlop, it’s certainly beginning to get very interesting at the top end of the respective title tables following Sunday’s round four hosted by the Mid Cheshire MXC on a simply brutal Norley circuit. And in MX2 it’s fast becoming particularly intriguing as just one single point separates FUS Marsh MX Husqvarna teammates Nev Bradshaw and Shane Carless. In the other hotly disputed classes it’s Ashley Greedy (LHRT Kawasaki), Kieran Banks (Meredith MX Fantic), Phil Mercer (FUS Marsh MX Husqvarna), Andrew Watkins (MDMX Apico Racing KTM), Oliver Rigby (Edge-One Motocross KTM) and Oakley Kettle (Rikki Priest Academy KTM) leading the way.
Five races creating separate overall results for both Saturday and Sunday was the format used for the first ever AMCA British Motocross Championship ‘Double Header’ weekend. With the chosen venue being Warmingham Lane in Cheshire, the event was to create plenty of thrills, spills and dramatic moments to keep everyone entertained.
Hosted by the very hard working Teme Valley MXC, Boraston in Shropshire was the venue for the eagerly awaited opening round of the AMCA British Motocross Championship powered by Datatag and supported by Dunlop. With all the classes stacked full of quality, the typically unpredictable British weather though failed to play ball and read the good times script!! Following 24 hours of almost continuous rain, the circuit had become an absolute quagmire thus even creating doubt amongst some riders if the event would be able to go ahead!