High-Octane Showdown at Canada Heights: The 2024 Dirt Store ACU British Motocross Championship Continues
22nd May, 2024

The 2024 Dirt Store ACU British Motocross Championship swings back into action at Canada Heights this weekend, in what looms as a fascinating second stop on the calendar.

With the highly anticipated opener delivering some truly exciting racing across the classes, all eyes now turn to the demanding Canada Heights circuit, which features long straights, sharp turns on tricky slopes and is set to be a test of endurance, skill and precision for all.

Beginning with the MX1 class, and legendary Red Bull KTM star Jeffrey Herlings is back for this round after reigning supreme at Lyng. Eager to continue gathering momentum, the man who sits fourth in the MXGP standings will relish this opportunity to get in another vital hit-out against many impressive adversaries.

Having engaged in a thrilling duel with Crendon Tru7 Honda ace Conrad Mewse in round one, the flying Dutchman will be ready to resume hostilities with the Brit at Canada Heights, as each man guns for glory.

Coming in with some excellent rides in the Fastest 40 and Scottish Championship, Mewse will be confident he can challenge the formidable #84 after and sharing moto wins with the five-time world champion in their previous duel.

Gabriel SS24 KTM's Josh Gilbert won't be content with his third from Lyng when he bagged 4-3 moto scores, as the MXGP pilot is building steadily and getting things back on track following some early season injuries.

Tristan Purdon and Charlie Putnam of the SC Sporthomes Husqvarna team will be keen to improve on their showings too, which will make them dangerous propositions this weekend.

The same goes for Tom Grimshaw and Martin Barr, as the Apico Honda pair will be determined to better their 11th and sixth placed efforts respectively. Indeed, with Grimshaw fresh from racing the recent MXGP of France, Barr getting some quality gatedrops in Scotland and both featuring in the Fastest 40, they'll be primed to shine.

Watch for Jason Meara and Brad Todd to be right up there as well, for they'll be wanting to back up their assured showings at Norwich Vikings MC with polished outings this time around too.

The quality doesn't end there, for the likes

Sam Nunn, Callum Green, Carlton Husband, Dan Thornhill, Billy Mackenzie and Dylan Woodcock round out a stacked MX1 class.

Shifting the focus to MX2, and the stage is set for another intriguing showdown between Cas Valk and Jack Chambers. Splitting race wins at Cadders Hill, the dynamic duo will be chomping at the bit to rise to the occasion to run out victorious.

Dirt Store Kawasaki speedsters Tommy Searle and Joel Rizzi, who claimed third and fourth in the opener, will also be hoping to stamp their mark and push for the top step in this deep class.

British sensation Billy Askew is sure to be on it as well. Fresh from a solid eighth overall in EMX250 in France and progressing nicely this term, he'll definitely be one to watch.

Expect Crendon Tru7 Honda's Taylor Hammal and Jake Nicholls, alongside the likes of Dylan Walsh, Syd Putnam, Elliott Banks-Browne, Alfie Jones, Ben Mustoe, Jamie Wainwright, Ollie Colmer, Joe Brookes, Charlie Cole and Charlie Heyman to be charging hard in their own pursuits to flex their muscles on track.

Joining the MX1 and MX2 categories, the 250cc, 125cc and the BW85 support classes will elevate the spectacle, in what will be a pulsating Sunday in Kent.

With the fans in attendance set to be treated to some adrenaline-pumping racing, a family-friendly atmosphere and a host of unforgettable moments, don't miss out.

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