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.
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 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.
Dean Moor Sidecarcross Results 2021
|1||Stuart Brown/ Josh Chamberlain (VMC AMS 665)||22||25||47|
|2||Brett Wilkinson/ Maxime Cuche WSP Zabel 700)||25||22||47|
|3||George Kinge/ Ryan Henderson (VMC Zabel 700)||16||18||34|
|4||Dan Foden/ Nathan Cooper (WSP Zabel 700)||18||16||34|
|5||Liam Mudie/ Chris Booth (WSP Zabel 700)||15||15||30|
|6||Paul Pelling/ Jack Wilkinson (VMC Husky 660)||14||12||26|
|7||Lee Foyle/ Kevin Foyle (WSP Zabel 700)||10||14||24|
|8||Sam Osbaldiston/ Harley Lloyd (VMC Zabel 700)||9||13||22|
|9||Neil Campbell/ Ross Graham (WSP Zabel 700)||0||20||20|
|10||Jonathan Wilson/ Andrew Rowan (WSP Zabel 700)||11||9||20|
|11||Jake Brown/ Joe Millard (VMC Zabel 700)||20||0||20|
|12||Tilo Maguire/ Guy Eastman (VMC KTM 590)||7||11||18|
|13||Ross Bowers/ Dan Phelps (VMC Zabel 700)||12||3||15|
|14||John Murch/ Tony Murch (WSP Husky 610)||6||8||14|
|15||Rob Oldfield/ Faye Barnes (VMC KTM 590)||13||0||13|
|16||Adam Field/ Darren Bishop (VMC Zabel 700)||0||10||10|
|17||Ashlie Williams/ Brian Gray (WSP Zabel 700)||3||6||9|
|18||Neil Warrington/ Sam Marshall (CPD Zabel 700)||4||5||9|
|19||Matt Connor/ Jake Grahame (WSP Zabel 700)||8||0||8|
|20||Luke Banks/ Daniel Spencer (VMC Zabel 700)||0||7||7|
|21||Donna Flynn/ Louise Houston (WHT Husky)||2||4||6|
|22||Jack Etheridge/ Jim Kinge (WHT KTM)||5||0||5|
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.
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.