British GP Saturday Review

It was another busy day of racing for everyone at the British GP so here is a brief report of what went on during the day.

In MX2 it was a win for Jordi Tixier. The Frenchman controlled the race and left the freight train of battling MX2 riders behind him to take the win. Tixier is desperate to win tomorrow saying: “I feel better than last weekend. I felt good in practice and I got a good start in the race. I was leading after three laps. I had a good rhythm on the track. Hopefully it will be a good day tomorrow. I am extra motivated for tomorrow.”

Behind him Jake Nicholls rode a cracker coming through to second place. His confidence was boosted by the local fans and he looked determined not to let them down and get back to his best form.

In MX1 was all Tony Cairoli. The Italian took the holeshot and duly won the race but Jeremy Van Horebeek impressed as he kept Cairoli honest the entire moto.  Desalle kept a watching brief the entire moto in third.

Cairoli was pleased with the track and the fans but doesn’t want to take any risks tomorrow. The Italian said: “The track is one of the nicest in the series. I like to race in England there is a lot of cool fans. It is an important weekend for me. I want to get the title and then train for the Nations. It’s fun to watch the new kids coming and to see how good they are already.”

Tommy Searle had a disaster. He almost hit the gate and then went down in turn one and once more coming through the field. His speed was good but the incidents left him in fourteenth. Searle though isn’t too worried and is focused on tomorrow. “I would love to win,” he admitted. “I need to get a good start and ride the race of my life I need to put everything into it. I went too early on the start and got a bad start then crashed into someone in the first turn. I made another mistake but luckily the start gate position isn’t too important and hopefully I can have a good race tomorrow. Last year there was more pressure because I was always first or second.”

In the 85 class Conrad Mewse won again and in maybe the highlight of the day he passed two riders at once around Everts corner to take the lead. Mewse was still feeling the effects of his crash in practice yesterday but the World champ is tough and he left everything out there on the track as he seeks the European crown. He has one more race to go tomorrow and will need every ounce of your support!

It was another home winner in the WMX as Natalie Kane finally broke the win streak of Chiara Fontanesi and won at her home GP! Kane took the holeshot in the all important final moto and ran away with the win in what was a superb end to an action packed Saturday.

Shane Carless won the final MX3 moto to round the day off in style. It was a popular win and the Welshman fully deserved all the support he received in what was a quality ride.

The 65 class was again won by Raivo Dankers. The special Dutch talent dominated again and seeing him ride and jump these jumps on a 65cc machine is something special. He could well follow in Herlings’ footsteps.

The final motos of the 65, 85 classes are tomorrow as are the finals of EMX125 and EMX250 class. This is in addition to the main MX1 and MX2 classes in what will be a packed schedule of top class racing.  So stay tuned to MX Vice for all the latest news!

Article by Jonathan McCready

Picture by Elliot Spencer

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