Blaxhall, Suffolk, was the destination for Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee earlier today. The shallow sand hosted round five of the 2022 ACU British Motocross Championship; a series that Isak Gifting led by a single point at the start of the day. Kay Karssemakers and Cole McCullough joined him in action in front of a strong crowd.

It was an enjoyable day at the races for Gifting. ‘517’ leapt into the lead early on in moto one and controlled proceedings from that point on; he eventually reached the chequered flag with a lead of forty-five seconds. Such an incredible showing gave him momentum heading into moto two, which was a little more eventful. Occupying fourth early in the moto, he climbed into the lead and was untouchable at the front once again. Another moto win gave him a clear overall victory and helped him build his series lead to seven points with just three rounds to go.

Kay Karssemakers showed more potential in his first term aboard the KTM 250 SX-F. Taking third in the first moto after a great start helped him gain more valuable knowledge, but it was the second moto where he showed his determination to succeed. After crashing in turn one, he charged all of the way into fifth at the chequered flag and was just one measly second from the rider in fourth. Such an impressive effort was enough for fourth overall on the day and helped him climb into sixth in the championship standings, despite the fact that he has missed two rounds.

The team’s young 125 SX pilot, Cole McCullough, enjoyed a busy weekend of racing. Ending the final round of the Dutch Masters on Saturday on a high, by taking fifth position in the second stint, he made the lengthy trip to Blaxhall and took fourth in the 125cc class via 4-4 scores.

The long trip to Indonesia awaits Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee now. The twelfth stop of the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship, the Grand Prix of Indonesia, will be held at the very new circuit of Samota-Sumbawa on June 26. The next round of the 2022 ACU British Championship will be run on July 09.

Isak Gifting: “Going 1-1 is always nice! It was a good day of racing and nice to get some momentum before we make the long trip to Indonesia. Hopefully we can keep the ball rolling there! Thanks to my team, of course, for always giving it 100%.”

Kay Karssemakers: “I took the holeshot in the first moto, but my teammate passed me in the second turn. We were fighting for first position, which was nice, but after fifteen minutes I got massive arm pump. I was not happy with that, but that’s what it was and I ended P3. Going from last back to fifth was good in moto two; the speed was not bad and we made a good change to the suspension. I made a small mistake, so I crashed and fell back to sixth again. I managed to come back to fifth, on the wheel of fourth. It’s a bummer that I crashed on the start but now we’ll get ready for Indonesia.”

Roger Magee (Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee Team Owner): “Another good day at Blaxhall for Isak, where he dominated both motos for P1 overall and extended his 2022 MX2 British Championship lead to seven points with three rounds to go. Kay rode a good first moto, bringing his KTM 250 SX-F home in P3. An unfortunate first turn crash in moto two by another rider saw Kay have to take evasive action along with a group of other riders, causing him to come through the field from the back and he could only elevate himself to P5 at the chequered flag. On Tuesday, the team will travel to the MXGP of Indonesia for the second overseas MXGP of 2022.”

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