RHL Activities - 27 April 2018

Catch up with Ashley Wilde after Round 2 of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship

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RHL Activities caught up with RMJ Academy Husqvarna UK rider Ashley Wilde following the weekend’s racing at Canada Heights for the second round of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship.
 
Here’s what Ashley had to say when RHL caught up with him.
 
How did the weekend go for you at Canada Heights?
 
“The weekend went pretty good. I of course want to win but to be on the podium again is solid. After the start of the first race it could have been a lot worse so I’m really happy to salvage a 3rd from race 1 and also to only loose one point in the championship isn’t all bad.”
 
You were 1.866 seconds off taking the top spot in qualifying, how was qualifying, the track looked in perfect condition?
 
“The track was really nice in Qualifying. I had a good feeling and felt like I was getting faster each lap, the last lap I had a good lap going but I caught a bit of traffic in the rutted turn and that was that lap out the window with no time to do another. Again I wish I was in front or a lot closer to the number one spot but 2nd is a good enough gate pick for the races.”
 
You finished the day off in third spot on the podium, how do you feel and what went well for you?
 
“Overall I’m happy, there’s a few areas I need to work on for the next round so I will get back to work with the RMJ Academy and hopefully iron them small things out ready to challenge for the win at Blaxhall.”
 
Your now laying second in the British Two Stroke Championship with only seven points from Mike Kras, what are your plans and training ahead of Blaxhall on 6th May?

“Keep doing what we are doing. I have been riding lots with Ryan Houghton who trains on the RMJ Pro Academy and things are going well, I’m enjoying riding and the bikes are good. My starts were a little bit off at weekend which is normally my strong point but I’m sure they will be good again come Blaxhall.”
 
Finally before you go as a sponsored rider of RHL, do you have any key tips/pointers for the younger riders in the sport?
 
“Now that season is underway set yourself targets to achieve through the year. Keep working hard and enjoy what your doing.”
 
If you want to see Ashley race you can see him at Blaxhall on 6thMay for the third stop of the 2018 Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship.

Photo Credit: Dave Rich

 



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