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Continued Improvements for Maxxis Kawasaki by LPE at Foxhill

Round 5 of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship saw the Maxxis Kawasaki by LPE
team head to the world famous Foxhill Moto Parc. After poor weather at the previous rounds
of the Championship, the team was pleased to be greeted with sunshine.
The day started with the MX1 practice and qualifying session and following the first session it
was Jack Brunell with the first time out of the three team riders in 7th place, with Brad in 10th
and Dorren just missing out on Superpole by just 0.3 seconds in 13th. In the Superpole final
both riders suffered a small moment mistakes and slipped back to 10th place for Brad and 12
for Jack.
After the lunch break it time for the first race of the day and Brad produced a great start and
moved into 3rd place early on. Meanwhile Jack and Dorren both made strong starts and were
running inside the top 10 in 7th and 8th places. Soon after moving into third place Brad collided
with Jonathan Barragan and remounted in 9th place behind Jack and Dorren, unfortunately
the crash had caused damage to the machine and Brad was forced to pit and finished down in
14th place. Jack and Dorren each rode hard all race long and finished up with Dorren finishing
sixth and Jack in seventh.
The second race of the day saw Brad and Jack both make top 10 starts and start to push
forward early on. Dorren suffered a poor start but quickly moved into the points and the top
15. Brad was soon into 7th place and ran a lonely race to the flag. Jack produced another
strong race to finish in 10th place, while Dorren suffered a crash in the valley and damaged the
front of the machine and had to retire from the race.
The final race of the day saw the only mixed race of the season. Going into the race Jack sat in
th overall with Brad in 9th and Dorren in 13th
The final race saw Brad make another good start and finished the opening lap in third place
and pushing early race leaders Matiss Karro and Kristian Whatley. Jack and Dorren suffered
bad starts after being caught up in the carnage of the opening lap. Anderson so became part
of a three way battle for third place between Barragan and Aubin. Anderson would eventually
finish in fourth after losing out to Barragan but kept position over Aubin. Jack would suffer a
small crash early on due to an issue with the front end of the bike and had to retire, while
Dorren pulled back into the points and finished in 18th place.
Brad took fifth overall on the day and moved up into fifth in the Championship, while Jack
took a well-deserved 10th overall and moved to 18th in the standings and Dorren scored a 13th
overall and moved into 14th in the championship

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