Battle of the MX British Titles - 25 September 2019





The final round of the 2019 Judd KTM British Youth Championship took place as part of the RHL Activities organised ‘Battle of the MX British Titles’ event at Landrake, Cornwall last weekend.
It was an incredible two days in which the best riders in the UK lined up for the final time this year. After a great closing round to the series Robbie Daly, Reece Jones, Tyla Hooley, Charlie Heyman and Preston Williams were crowned the 2019 ACU British Youth Champions. Tommy Searle, Dylan Walsh and Joel Rizzi concluded the weekend as Maxxis ACU British Motocross Champions in the MX1, MX2 and MX Youth categories.
In the Auto class there was no stopping Judd Orange Brigade’s Robbie Daly who walked away with all four moto wins at the Landrake circuit and was crowned the 2019 Judd KTM ACU Auto British Youth Champion after an incredible season. Lucas Lee was second on the weekend and concluded the year with second in the championship, whilst Casey Lister was third overall. Thai rider Brian Gyles was third in the series after a great season in which he also won the ACU Auto British Rookie championship. All riders were presented their awards by multi-time champion, Tommy Searle. 
In the 65cc class there were some close battles throughout the weekend, but the overall winner was Freddie Gardiner who confirmed his third place in the championship. Brandon Buckley took second on the weekend and finished the season with second in the standings, whilst Charlie Richmond was third on the day for fourth in the championship. Reece Jones took a calculated fourth position to clinch the 2019 65cc ACU Judd KTM British Youth Championship. Jones also earned with it the ACU 65cc British Rookie title.
In the Small Wheel 85cc class the number 101 machine of Tyla Hooley was on top form all weekend as he took all five race wins and wound up his season as the Judd KTM ACU British Youth Champion in the 85cc class. The battles continued as second placed Mckenzie Marshall fought hard all weekend aboard his Judd Orange Brigade machine and concluded the season third in the championship, whilst Shaun Mahoney took a podium third and the runner-up position in the series, as well as the 85cc British Rookie Championship title.
SJP Moto rider Charlie Heyman came to Landrake and did the job required after seeing his points advantage cut to just two at the previous round – the youngster won all five motos to be crowned the 2019 ACU 85cc Big Wheel British Champion. Second position went to Charlie Palmer, whilst Revo Husqvarna UK’s Ollie Colmer finished third for third in the championship. Sam Atkinson was fourth overall to confirm his runner-up place in the hard fought six round series. Ollie Colmer won the 85cc Big Wheel British Rookie Championship.
At the final round the 125cc category was combined with the MX2 Youth and Open categories, whilst also having two races for the season finale, as additional motos were added at the previous rounds. It was Preston Williams who took the top step of the podium for the final overall of the season on the Judd Orange Brigade machine. Teammate Louie Kessell finished second on the weekend for third in the championship. With Jack Grayshon taking third overall for the weekend.
It was the bike of number 28 Jack Roberts taking the overall honours for the final round in the Open class with already-confirmed 2019 ACU British Open Champion Max Ingham in second and Ryan Thomson in third. Ingham is also the Rookie Champion for the Open category.
The adult and professional series, the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship, was held on the same weekend at Landrake giving a great opportunity for the industry to see Britain’s best young talent battle it out for their championships. It also provided a great, aspirational platform for young racers to be in the pro paddock and learn from the professionals – something RHL Activities has been keen to implement for some time.
“Firstly, I would like to congratulate all of our newly crowned Judd KTM ACU British Youth Champions. We’ve had a fantastic season and so many battles in each of the classes - I’d like to thank all of the riders and families for being part of such a memorable year. I’d also like to thank everyone involved in the Championship, especially our sponsors and partners, along with all of those putting in a lot of hard work behind the scenes. When it comes to the Landrake race, well it’s been a fantastic weekend. We were challenged by the weather, which is part of running events in the UK, but the feedback we’ve had has been great so far. I think it’s opened a lot of eyes on how the championships could run together in the future with the positives that can be gained from it – it’s definitely been a good experience for our young riders and a special way to end the season. Now we will focus all of our efforts on next year; how we can improve, how we can help our young talent grow further and go that next step with the official championship for youth motocross riders in the UK,” said Director of RHL Activities, Gareth Hockey.

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