Round two of the Maxxis Tyre sponsored British motocross championships took place at the Norwich Vikings circuit at Cadders Hill in Lyng and a good sized crowd witnessed some excellent racing throughout the eight race programme, despite rather chilly conditions. The club, particularly Andrew and Val Hay, had worked hard to produce a first class venue, and the tough circuit was in prime condition for racing.
The MX1 class saw the two British World championship riders, Shaun Simpson and Tommy Searle slugging it out in both races, Simpson taking the win in the first moto, then with the Scot having gearbox problems in the second leg, the win and the overall went to Searle, although Simpson still narrowly leads the series. Originally from Finland, Harri Kullas, now an Estonian national, was third overall, just pipping Eastern ace, Lewis Tombs for a place on the podium. Tombs had plenty of local support cheering him on, and since he has replaced the injured Jake Nicholls on the Buildbase Honda team, has been a revelation in the MX1 class.
MX2 saw the 2018 champion, teenager Conrad Mewse, winning both races, although in both moto's racing was close. Dutchman, Baz Vaesson, Josh Gilbert, Alvin Ostlund from Sweden and young New Zealander, Dylan Walsh, all battled for the lead in two hard fought races.
The youngsters in the MXY2 group also put on a great show, although Joel Rizzi easily took both wins, and now has won all four races in the series. Best performance from an Eastern region rider was Josh Peters. The Braintree lad fought hard all day to claim 4th overall.
For the first time ever, we saw ladies racing at a British championship meeting, although the two invitation races were not part of the British series. The gamble by the Vikings club to include the ladies races as the supporting act paid off, as both races had plenty of fast action. Kathryn Booth had led race one for all of the race, chased by Essex lady, Amie Goodlad, who made a last gasp move down Cadders Hill to snatch the win. Positions were reversed in the second race though, and it was Kathryn who topped the podium. Despite the rough going at Lyng, all the ladies completed both races to their credit.
All results can be found on the ACU website, or on the My Laps system.