British Motocross Championship

Carlton Husband faces missing multiple championship rounds after an innocuous tip over at Canada Heights

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Carlton Husband

Carlton Husband arrived at Canada Heights fully fit, but an innocuous tip over minutes into his race day left the unlucky rider with a broken foot.

The team expect Husband to be out of action for about six weeks, which means missing MX Nationals’ Lyng round this weekend and possibly Cusses Gorse at the end of June. The #6 will also be sidelined for MXGB’s Blaxhall round but perhaps could return for FatCat in early July.

Phoenix Even Strokes Kawasaki team-mate Petar Petrov secured the eighth quickest time and Jason Meara the 15th fastest respectively at Canada Heights, round four of the 2022 Revo ACU British Motocross Championship fuelled by Gulf Race Fuels.

Petrov would suffer from arm pump in the first moto, constraining him to take seventh at the chequers. The team said a wiring issue in the second race ended Petrov’s weekend early, dropping him to 15th overall.

“An unlucky weekend for me really! Petrov said. “First moto, I had a decent start but had arm pump halfway through the race, so had to salvage the best result I could even though I felt like I had the speed to compete with the guys in front of me.

“We made some suspension changes before race two, but unfortunately, a mechanical issue prevented us finishing the race.

“Overall this was the best I have felt all year on the bike, so that’s really positive and something we can build upon. So whilst the results don’t necessarily show it, I feel like this weekend provided a lot of positives for us to take into the Michelin MX Nationals next week.”

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Meara started well in the first race but had dropped to 10th at the flag. After a slow start, Moto two became a challenge for Meara, but he worked hard to secure ninth for eighth overall – his best MXGB result for over two years.

“This was another step in the right direction for me,” said Meara. “My start in race one was good, and I enjoyed battling inside the top 10, and whilst my start wasn’t so good in the second race, I’m pleased with how I battled back up into eighth before eventually finishing ninth.

“A strong day of racing for me and my best result of the season by far, so this gives me plenty of positives to take forward for the rest of the year.”

Team owner Barry Moore said: “First and foremost, I’m gutted for Carlton; he’s been riding great this year so far and showing good speed in the pro MX2 class. So this injury has come at the worst possible time for him, but hopefully, he heals quickly, and we can see him back on the bike in five or six weeks.

“On a more positive note, it was great to see Jason take another encouraging step forward, with eighth overall in MX1. It’s a massive confidence boost for him, and I’m looking forward to seeing him continue with this momentum.

“Petar was a bit unlucky, as a technical issue ended his day in race two after a solid ride in race one. But Petar is feeling good on the bike and we are looking forward to him riding at the MXGP of France in two weeks.”

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