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Entry Lists: Britain

A look ahead.

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The ACU have put the finishing touches on the 2017 Maxxis British Championship and announced who will be competing in the various classes. A two-stroke entry list, which you may have missed, was released earlier this week, but now we have information on who will be competing in MX1 and MX2 also. There are not too many surprises here, although the list does act as confirmation that Josiah Natzke will be racing for Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK.

MX1

5

Graeme Irwin

6

Carlton Husband

7

Mitchell Lewis

10

James Rutter

11

Matt Burrows

12

George Grigg-Pettitt

14

Robert Davidson

16

John Meara

17

Damon Strydom

23

John-Joe Wright

25

Jamie Law

36

Matt Moffat

37

Gert Krestinov

44

Elliott Banks-Browne

45

Jake Nicholls

48

Reece Desoer

49

Luke Parker

57

Tony Craig

60

Brad Anderson

74

Patrick Major

75

Ben Butler

95

Dan Thornhill

100

Tommy Searle

119

Ryan Houghton

153

James Harrison

162

Stuart Edmonds

172

Robert Holyoake

190

Luke Benstead

227

Kristian Whatley

274

Kieran Banks

293

Ryan McLean

295

Ross Rutherford

301

Shaun Southgate

302

Brad Woodroffe

411

Declan Whittle

685

Steven Lenoir

691

Aidan Wigger

704

Ashley Wilde

711

Sonny Oliver

731

Jake Shipton

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It now appears to be official that Shaun Simpson won't race in Britain.

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MX2

2

Kevin Wouts

3

Josh Gilbert

6

Jay Wilson

10

Michael Ellis

14

Charlie Hamlet

15

Henry Williams

17

Luke Smith

19

Tom Neal

24

Liam Garland

28

John Robson

31

Robbie Dowson

33

Josiah Natzke

38

Gavin Stevenson

41

Alexander Brown

50

Martin Barr

60

Dylan Woodcock

63

Jordan Divall

66

Lewis Tombs

77

Jay Hague

98

Todd Kellett

111

Ben Putnam

119

Mel Pocock

122

Jake Sheridan

134

Liam Knight

148

Michael Eccles

151

Harri Kullas

171

Dexter Douglas

173

Luke Norris

180

Josh Spinks

184

James Carpenter

200

James Dunn

303

Jake Millward

331

Jordan Eccles

337

Glenn McCormick

360

Nathan Dixon

575

Taylor Hammal

631

Oliver Benton

661

Josh Coleman

708

Ryan Hammond

714

Brad Todd

751

Joe Jeffries

771

Jason Meara

919

Ben Watson

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Adam Sterry, the reigning champion in MX2, is also going to skip the domestic scene.

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Following on from the announcement from the Maxxis British Championship, the team behind the Michelin MX Nationals have made a list of their riders available also. It promises to be another stacked season! It has also been announced that the series will start at FatCat, before moving to Preston Docks for round two of six. The series will conclude at Foxhill in August.

MX1

5

Graeme Irwin

6

Carlton Husband

7

Mitchell Lewis

11

Matt Burrows

14

Rob Davidson

17

Luke Smith

21

Ryan Houghton

25

Jamie Law

37

Gert Krestinov

44

Elliott Banks-Browne

50

Martin Barr

51

Kevin Wouts

60

Brad Anderson

66

Lewis Tombs

74

Patrick Major

95

Dan Thornhill

153

James Harrison

274

Kieran Banks

685

Steven Lenoir

704

Ashley Wilde

731

Jake Shipton

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Martin Barr will be searching for more success in the Michelin MX Nationals.

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MX2

3

Josh Gilbert

10

Michael Ellis

15

Henry Williams

19

Tom Neal

24

Liam Garland

38

Gavin Stevenson

41

Alexander Brown

63

Jordan Divall

119

Mel Pocock

134

Liam Knight

171

Dexter Douglas

173

Luke Norris

180

Josh Spinks

184

James Carpenter

313

Jake Millward

331

Jordan Eccles

360

Nathan Dixon

575

Taylor Hammal

601

Dylan Woodcock

704

Brad Todd

751

Joe Jeffries

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Andrew Short confirmed for the 2024 VMXdN at Foxhill

No Short measures for Team USA

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The promoters for the annual VMXdN Foxhill have announced that former factory HRC, KTM Factory Racing and Monster Energy Yamaha rider Andrew Short will be racing at the legendary Wiltshire Grand Prix circuit over August bank holiday weekend (August 22nd-26th) as part of the American squad.


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Short has had a stellar sixteen-year pro career, during that time, he earned over 50 podium finishes and nine wins, he is also one of the nicest guys you could wish to meet. One of his personal highlights was being part of the American Team that won the 2010 Motocross of Nations held in his home state of Colorado. 

After he retired from professional motocross at the end of 2016, Short then worked as a team advisor and brand ambassador for Factory Honda HRC before making a big transition to compete in rally racing and take on the ultimate rally race – the Dakar.

After a steep learning curve, he was able to become competitive in rally and even took his first win at the 2019 Rallye du Maroc, a leadup to the 2020 Dakar. He raced for the Rockstar Husqvarna team as well as the Monster Energy Factory Yamaha rally teams.

After a nasty injury while riding at home, he is now back to full fitness and bang up for the challenge that is Foxhill, the greatest 2-stroke event in the world. Short will race a 2002 YZ 250 built and maintained by the crew at DocWob. Team USA won the inaugural event in 2022 and finished 3rd behind Team GB and Team Northern Ireland in 2023. 

The race is already creating a huge buzz with new and returning legends being announced weekly, it really is a whos’ who of the sport through the golden heydays of the 90’s and 00’s era.

Labelled by RacerX magazine as “the Woodstock of two strokes” the event simply goes from strength to strength.

With ticket sales up year on year, the promoters have been blown away at the response to the event and are urging spectators to purchase tickets asap. Could this be the first outdoor motocross event in the UK to be ticket only? Camping passes will be capped at last year’s numbers as simply putting it – it was full!

Ensure your place at the most anticipated event on the British MX calendar by booking early.

Saturday, Sunday, Weekend and Camping passes are available at https://vmxdnfoxhill2024.eventbrite.co.uk

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Injury Update: Tommy Searle

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Dirt Store Kawasaki star Tommy Searle has disappointingly been ruled out of the Belfast Arenacross due to a thumb injury suffered in the first round in Manchester. Here’s the post below.

More to follow. But in the meantime, we wish him all the best for his recovery.

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Apico Veterans are seeing red for VMXdN Foxhill 2024

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With the annual VMXdN Foxhill firmly entrenched as being the “must attend” meeting of the year, it’s no surprise that we are already getting news of team entries! The annual event takes place at the iconic Wiltshire GP circuit on the August bank holiday weekend (22nd-26th). 


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The first team to be announced in the Wright Engineering National Team Race is the Apico Veterans Squad, these guys are back in force and plan on building on their 2023 success. Now on Honda’s in their assault on the British Championships, we have heard they are building a few 2002 CR 250s as we speak in preparation for the event! 

Returning to the squad is Northern Ireland’s Martin Barr. Having raced all around the globe in an illustrious career which has so far spanned three decades. Barr has raced for world-leading manufacturers Husqvarna, KTM, Suzuki, Honda, Kawasaki and Yamaha since turning pro after leaving school at 16, having already won the British 85cc Supercross Championship in 2001. The victories and podium finishes have continued throughout Barr’s career with a win and second-place finish in the Red Bull Pro Nationals championships, a second and third place in the MX1 British Championship and 2nd in the MX1 Red Bull Pro Nationals Championship over the years. Barr has also represented Ireland 14 consecutive times at the MXON. A top geezer and first-class MX rider.

Jamie Law also returns to the Apico Veterans Team. JLaw, as he’s known around the paddock, is one of the most experienced riders at British championship level and a two-stroke advocate. After 20 years as a professional MX racer, JLaw took his first-ever British championship podium in 2022 at the series opener. He is still competing and training like he always did. 

The new boy on the squad is youngster Tom Grimshaw who raced in the 2022 and 2023 event but is now on the Apico Honda squad for his “day job”. After a successful youth career racing British, EMX & World Championships, Tom moved into the adults ranks again racing British Championships, EMX & World Championship events, proving due to his size he’s more of an open class guy as he can certainly ride one properly and his aggressive style will be a thing to watch on a 250 2-stroke in the natural valleys of the Wiltshire Grand Prix circuit. This team is packed full of talent and experience to boot, and they will take it to the line when the gate drops.

Dylan Brown will take the role of team manager. “I know the guys very well and for the most part the riders are Vets’ age. We’ve always had a family vibe at the racing with Martin & Jamie for many years and Tom fits right into our program. It’s a brilliant weekend to have the guys together with their families for a weekend of fun once again (though it does get serious when race time comes around lol). Again, we plan on raising money for the Air Ambulance, so please swing by the pits to view some special bikes on display under the Apico tent.”

“Team entries are coming in thick and fast and some of the names already signed up will be keeping our marketing department busy in the coming months.” Dave King – Promoter VMXdN Foxhill

With the increasing attendance in its first two years of the VMXdN Foxhill festival held over the August Bank Holiday weekend has advised that they must cap the quantity of camping slots available due to space and safety limitations, and they are anticipating that all camping passes will be sold prior to the event opening. 

“Last year we were almost at capacity and with the increase already we are expecting to sale out prior to the gates opening on August 22nd” explained DocWob – Promoter VMXdN Foxhill. “We expect the 2024 event to be ticket only, so it’s advisable to pre book to guarantee your place, you certainly don’t want to miss this one.”

Tickets for the four day festival are available from: https://vmxdnfoxhill2024.eventbrite.co.uk

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