Simpson back on top at Blaxhall and clean sweep for Gifting
20th June, 2022

The Revo ACU British Motocross Championship Fuelled by Gulf Race Fuels fifth round took place at Blaxhall, Suffolk. Woodbridge DMCC presented a near perfect circuit for the action on the Sunday after a dire night of storms and rain. The track hosted four classes 125cc, 250cc, MX2 and MX1 which made for an enjoyable day of viewing.

The 125cc class kicked off the day and took the sandy track at speed with SJP moto rider Charlie Heyman storming the pack during the first moto grabbing pole position just one second ahead of Joe Brookes who were battling it out throughout the whole race and were well ahead of the pack. GRT Impact KTM rider Ollie Colmer contended for the podium at Blaxhall but missed out after falling behind in the second race of the day, despite this Colmer still sits second in the Championship 32 points behind Heyman and walked away with the Kecks fastest lap. It was a great day for the older Mustoe brother who stood on the podium for the first time this season in third position and continues to climb the Championship table.

The 250cc class presented some good viewing over the course of the day with wildcard Bayliss Utting leading the pack in moto one nearly thirty seconds ahead of Callum Murfitt. Despite this Utting dropped out of the second race after the fourth lap leaving him fifth overall. Championship leader Tyler Westcott climbed through the pack to third during the first moto and then climbing back on top again during the second race of the day sailing through the pack to pole position on the podium. Jak Taylor stayed consistent throughout the day picking up points in fourth and second with a second overall.

It was an intense day of racing in the MX2 class. With the return of Conrad Mewse after a devastating crash at Canada Heights it was all to play for. It was a whirlwind of events throughout the day for the Brit. During moto one he had set up a clean sweep for second place, but during the seventh lap had a mechanical issue that set him back to fifth place nevertheless he climbed back to second to finish the race. It was a clean sweep for the Hitachi rider Isak Gifting who finished third in qualifying, one point ahead of Mewse in the Championship standings, and first in both motos without competition, thus extending his point leads by 6 more points. It was a tough weekend for the Revo Seven Kawasaki rider Dylan Walsh who has previously had mechanical issues, which continued throughout this round scoring no points for the entire round. GRT Impact KTM rider James Carpenter yet again proved himself in a worthy competitor placing third overall and now third in the Championship Standings.

In the MX1 class it was a complete turn of events, Tommy Searle was yet to finish a race outside of the top three this season, this changed in the first race of the day, when he finished fourth behind Josh Gilbert. Despite this Searle finished third in moto two leaving him third on the podium, lowest he has been all year. It was the story of two riders in the MX1 class this round. The Cab Screen Crescent Yamaha rider Harri Kullas and SS24 Gabriel Rider Shaun Simpson fought it out during both motos for the top position. It was a clean ride for Harri in race one holding top position for the whole race finishing just two seconds in front of Simpson. It was a similar situation in moto two but for the Scott, who lead the ride throughout and finished over 30 seconds ahead of Kullas. Despite both riders winning a race Simpson stood top of the podium for the first time in a while. We expect to see more action in the MX1 class now that Simpson is on top form again.

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