Cab Screens Crescent Yamaha rider Harri Kullas continued his Michelin MX Nationals campaign this weekend, with round four at Landrake in Cornwall.
In race one Harri was second off the line to Tommy Searle and it stayed like that for the majority of the race, as Kullas looked to bide his time, staying close to Searle.
Then three laps from the end, Kullas made the decisive pass into the lead and edged away for the win.
Kullas got the holeshot in race two and this time Evgeny Bobryshev was chasing and putting the flying Fin under serious pressure for two-thirds of the race, until a fall on lap 10.
That left Searle around five seconds back which is where he stayed until two laps from the end when Searle put on a huge charge to try and take the win but fell just short – leaving Kullas with the victory by one second at the chequers.
The last race win meant Kullas secured the Pro MX1 championship with one round to spare, in what will have been an awesome day for Kullas, the team and their sponsors.
What the Pro MX1 champion said
“Obviously great weekend to wrap up the title one round to go,” said Kullas. “Didn’t even know it was possible until the night before!
“Racing day itself went good. first race had a good start behind Tommy [Searle] and started to follow him and working out the lines where I could pass him. I made the pass a few laps before the end and won the moto. Great racing and nice to get the win.
“Second race I holeshotted! Bobby was pushing and trying everywhere to make the pass but I figured a few of his lines and stayed calm to keep the lead. A few laps to go and Bobby went down and I knew Tommy will try to catch me – and he came close, but I managed to ride smart to take the win and the title.
“Very happy about the weekend and especially to get the title back after winning it 2019 and on first year with Yamaha support for Cab Screens team.
“I need to thank my girlfriend who stays and sacrifices a lot with me, every week we do our work and it pays off. Of course my great team Cab Screens Crescent Yamaha. My team boss Lee Webber who has given great support for me. My mechanic Steve who still likes me hopefully *laughing* after giving some hard time during the year, but he does a mega job on bikes.
“Of course thanks all our team sponsors who we can’t do it without: Crescent, Yamaha, Oakley, Acerbis, Bell Helmets, Deos Group, LRS, LMC, Nationwide Signs, Valley Developments, Meon Valley Garage Doors, Dave Garland, Pirelli, Bike Social, Muc-off, Ferodo, Odi, Akrapovic, Tamer, Dt1 airfilters, MX Factory parts, Technical touch, GP Grafix
“Thank you also to MX Nationals organisers for the great championship!
“Last but not least, thanks all the fans for the support”