Motocross

Dean Moor Report: 2021 ACU British Sidecarcross championships

Wilkinson and Cuche lead the way

Wilkinson and Cuche lead the way

The Iveston and Satley MX club hosted the opening round of the 2021 ACU British Sidecarcross championships at Dean Moor MX Park in Cumbria. Infamous for its, let’s say, variable weather, it was unusually much nicer than we usually have and remained warm and sunny all day.

Unfortunately, due to issues with injuries, there were only two races for each of the sidecar and quad championship races but the top teams didn’t disappoint and there were some great battles throughout the day.

In the first sidecar heat Brett Wilkinson and his Swiss passenger Maxime Cuche, took the holeshot with Stuart Brown and Josh Chamberlain a close second, keeping their rivals in sight throughout. Almost passing many times, a few mechanical issues meant they did not have full power which hindered the challenge but it was still a great battle.

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The winners Brown and Chamberlain

Jake Brown and Joe Millard tucked into third but had a few problems with their gears which delayed them. Dropping back out of the top five they recovered well and fought back to third passing Dan Foden and Nathan Cooper who were on great form, managing to hold the advantage over George Kinge and Ryan Henderson. Liam Mudie and Chris Booth held sixth.

In race two Brett Wilkinson and Maxime Cuche, took another holeshot this time Stuart Brown and Josh Chamberlain were determined to blast into the lead and by the end of lap one they had a safe advantage which they held for the duration to take a great win and although on equal points they took the overall win as the second race result takes precedence.

Neil Campbell and Ross Graham lead the chasing pack

Neil Campbell and Ross Graham lead the chasing pack

Neil Campbell and Ross Graham put their race one mechanical problem behind them and held onto third despite strong challenges from behind. George Kinge and Ryan Henderson were close behind with enough points for third overall. Dan Foden and Nathan Cooper held fifth with Liam Mudie and Chris Booth holding on for sixth.

Dafydd Davies dominated the quad class

Dafydd Davies dominated the quad class

Dean Moor Sidecarcross Results 2021

PosNamesR1R2Total
1Stuart Brown/ Josh Chamberlain (VMC AMS 665)222547
2Brett Wilkinson/ Maxime Cuche WSP Zabel 700)252247
3George Kinge/ Ryan Henderson (VMC Zabel 700)161834
4Dan Foden/ Nathan Cooper (WSP Zabel 700)181634
5Liam Mudie/ Chris Booth (WSP Zabel 700)151530
6Paul Pelling/ Jack Wilkinson (VMC Husky 660)141226
7Lee Foyle/ Kevin Foyle (WSP Zabel 700)101424
8Sam Osbaldiston/ Harley Lloyd (VMC Zabel 700)91322
9Neil Campbell/ Ross Graham (WSP Zabel 700)02020
10Jonathan Wilson/ Andrew Rowan (WSP Zabel 700)11920
11Jake Brown/ Joe Millard (VMC Zabel 700)20020
12Tilo Maguire/ Guy Eastman (VMC KTM 590)71118
13Ross Bowers/ Dan Phelps (VMC Zabel 700)12315
14John Murch/ Tony Murch (WSP Husky 610)6814
15Rob Oldfield/ Faye Barnes (VMC KTM 590)13013
16Adam Field/ Darren Bishop (VMC Zabel 700)01010
17Ashlie Williams/ Brian Gray (WSP Zabel 700)369
18Neil Warrington/ Sam Marshall (CPD Zabel 700)459
19Matt Connor/ Jake Grahame (WSP Zabel 700)808
20Luke Banks/ Daniel Spencer (VMC Zabel 700)077
21Donna Flynn/ Louise Houston (WHT Husky)246
22Jack Etheridge/ Jim Kinge (WHT KTM)505

In the quad championship, there was drama on the first bend with Dean Dillon and Harry Walker – they got so close their machines locked together with the wheels jammed and going nowhere. It took almost three laps to separate them.

Dafydd Davies took an early lead with Murray Graham second chased by Mark McLernon, he was determined and soon blasted into second and chased after Dafydd Davies but could not find a way past. Alfie Walker fought through to take a great fourth just ahead of Oliver Sansom with Lestyn Rowland taking sixth.
In race two Dafydd Davies was once again on top form, taking an early lead and holding on throughout for a second great win and overall victory on the day. Alfie Walker held an initial second but within the first few laps older brother Harry found a way past.

Oli Sansom took third overall

Oli Sansom took third overall

Mark McLernon soon blasted through to take third, with Oliver Sansom working hard to keep him in sight. Justin Reid was fifth but later disqualified for a late change of bike when on the line – this promoted Dean Dillon to fifth with Alfie Walker holding on for a safe sixth.

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