Tommy Searle (BOS Kawasaki) and Dylan Walsh (REVO Husqvarna UK) raced to the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean MX1 and MX2 titles at the eighth and final round of the series at Landrake Moto Parc on Sunday as Joel Rizzi (RFX KTM powered by PAR Homes) collected the MX2 Youth title.
Heading to the Cornish hard-pack track with a comfortable 35-point lead, Searle knew he could seal the deal in the first race and he did exactly what was required of him in the opening 25-minute plus two lap moto with a solid fourth easily enough to make sure of the championship.
“It was a good day,” said Searle. “I knew what I had to do but it was made a lot harder because I injured my shoulder a couple of weekends before. I just had to do what was needed and I did that in the first race which took the pressure off.
“I’m really happy and a big thanks to Evo-Tech – without those guys I wouldn’t have been able to do it. They provided me with a bike that was faultless all year. We didn’t have one problem so that was a key part of the championship and I have to mention Kawasaki as well.”
Searle, champion in 2016, backed up his race-one result with seventh in race two to win the title by 22 points from Shaun Simpson (RFX KTM powered by PAR Homes).
Walsh started the day with an 18-point lead over his team-mate Alvin Ostlund and the Kiwi topped qualification before winning both MX2 motos to sign off in emphatic style.
“It’s been a perfect day,” he said. “Just perfect. In the first race I rode a little bit tight and nervous. In the second one I made a small mistake on the second lap and got passed but I got straight back into the lead and won both motos. It feels great to be British champion.”
With a 28-point advantage over Ike Carter (PGVM Yamaha) in the new MX2 Youth class, Rizzi was in the driving seat from the start of the day and he clinched the title with a comfortable win in the first race.
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