British Motocross Championship

Apico Husqvarna’s Stuart Edmonds races to personal best moto at Culham MXGB opener

Stuart Edmonds

Stuart Edmonds

After what seems like an eternity, Apico Husqvarna was able to line up as a team at the Revo ACU British Motocross Championship fuelled by Gulf Race Fuels.

MX1 saw Stuart Edmonds take to the line with the ninth gate pick, choosing a position centre-left of the line. A great start positioned him well inside the top-10 riders in the opening moto.

Edmonds’ pace throughout the race was consistent, closing the gap on two British champions ahead of him while in sixth position. A small mistake saw him lose a place though he carried his momentum with a solid race performance crossing the line in seventh.

In race two, Edmonds managed another start inside the top 10, though by the halfway point, a few riders had passed him and he crossed the line 14th for 11th overall.

“A great start to the series,” exclaimed Edmonds. “Race one was a personal best at the British championship and showed the results after the work put in over the winter.

“I’m looking forward to the second round at Lyng and will be aiming for a top-five finish. Thanks to Dylan and Anna at Apico Husqvarna, all my sponsors and family, and not forgetting my mechanic Dave and Sophie helping me on the day.”

Jamie Law

Jamie Law

The Pro riders lined up on Sunday, with MX2 going out first. With the Husqvarna TC 250 machinery now able to compete in the same class as the 250F’s, this was the first outing for Jamie Law and Matt Burrows on two-stroke machinery at the British championship.

Race one was abandoned after an on-track incident resulted in a red flag. The restart saw Law make a decent start and give a good performance to cross the line in 11th place. Race two saw Law make an excellent start at the front, though a technical issue with the back brake soon became apparent. Law tried to ride with the issue though crashed and decided to abandon the race on safety grounds.

Matt Burrows

Matt Burrows

Matt Burrows had managed to hit his shoulder on a post in the red-flagged race one. Lining up for the restart, he found controlling the bike difficult, though he still managed to finish getting the bike over the line in 29th position. The pain in race two proved too much, with Burrows struggling to control the bike, and he had to abandon the race.

Saturday saw the start of the MXY2 campaign with Jack Lindsay, aboard his Husqvarna FC 250, getting the win in both race one and two. After a good start, Lindsay went down hard early on in race three.

After collecting himself and re-starting at the back of the field, he managed to work his way back to 10th and seventh in class. A fourth in Sunday’s race meant second overall at the end of the weekend and a good start to the championship.

“The weekend has had its highs and lows,” said Dylan Brown. “Great rides from Stuart Edmonds and Jack Lindsay. Strong performances from Jamie though he had a technical in the second that hampered a great overall result. Matt was unlucky in picking up an injury and we’re awaiting the results from his specialist to make sure he’s okay for round two at Lyng.

“Stuart’s first ride has shown all the determination and effort he’s put in over the winter period has paid off, and he can be pushing for the results we know he can achieve.

“Race two was a little disappointing after race one, though Stuart knows what he has to do going forward.

“I’m looking forward to Lyng and some strong team performances at the second round of the Revo ACU British Motocross Championship fuelled by Gulf Race Fuels at the end of the month.”