The Bridgestone British Masters takes to Cusses Gorse this weekend for their final round of the 2019 series. With points tight going into this final round we can guarantee bar-to-bar battles in each class as the fight is on for the 2019 titles.
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In the Junior 65cc class Freddie Gardiner is setting the pace with an 11 point lead. Charlie Richmond however who it sitting in second place will not be backing down easily, especially as both riders drew on points at Hawkstone Park for the previous round.
Mckenzie Marshall and Tyla Hooley have an extremely tight battle in the Small Wheel 85cc class with 4 points splitting these two up-and-coming riders. It was Tyla who took the overall win at Hawkstone Park so can Tyla get to that top spot or can Mckenzie hold him off?
In the Big Wheel 85cc class Sam Atkinson has been riding high for majority of the championship however a devastating round at Whitby and again at Hawkstone Park cost him valuable points and led to Arai Elcock stepping up into first position. A 19 point gap splits these two riders so all eyes will be on Sam to seek if he can pull it back or can Arai run off into the lead?
Ike Carter is sitting comfortably in the lead of the MXY2 Youth class with a 172 point lead. He will be looking to close his championship and win the title very early on in the weekend. However, Kurt Griffiths, Aaron Mcloughlin, Billy Wynn and Aaron Patstone battle it out at every round so it will be interesting to see who comes out on top between these superb riders.
A race to watch this weekend is most defiantly the 125cc group! Troy Willerton is sitting in first with Jordan Bachelor in second and Dylan Spencer in third but only 4 points is splitting these riders! We can guarantee a battle right to the very end but at this moment in time the series title could be anyone’s! Time will tell who will be leaving Cusses Gorse with the 125cc championship title.
Greg Fisher is sitting comfortably in the Clubman class with a 136 point lead over the rest of the pack. Greg also like Ike has the potential to win the series title early on in the weekend. The battle however will be between Alex Harvey, Jason Queenan and Max Wood for the remaining podium positions. Minimal points separate these riders so expect great battles.
Adam Day is flying high in the Amateur MX1 class and is leading the way for the rest of the pack. Adam cannot relax too soon however as series contender Harry Bradley is chasing him down with only a 4 point difference. However, the likes of Luke Houghton, Matt Lomas, Gareth Artus and Dan Whitehead are ones to watch this weekend also!
Oliver Benton is leading the way in the Amateur MX2 class with an impressive 82 point lead. Jack Rowland, Rory Jones and Ben Burridge will not go down without a fight and will be battling it out to get a spot on that desirable podium. These riders have close battles week in and week out so we can guarantee this weekend is no exception.
Jake Millward has been like a rocket and set the pace at every single Bridgestone British Masters event. Can he once again do it this weekend? Jake is sitting in second place in the Pro MX1 championship and is a couple of points behind series leader Jake Shipton. Jake Shipton had an impressive round at Hawkstone Park and took the overall. He will be looking to do this again this weekend but can Shipton win the championship and win the customised Toyota HiLux Pick Up Truck which is up for grabs?
Martin Barr sadly sustained a painful injury at a different event at the weekend so all eyes will be on the start gate to see if Martin can make a return. Martin is sitting in first place of the Pro MX2 championship however Ben Franklin is closely following in suit, especially as Martin lost valuable points at Hawkstone Park due to a flat rear tyre. Can the red plate and potential new car keys be enough for Martin to find that determination and grit within? We will have to wait and see what happens!
This is the final round of the 2019 Bridgestone British Masters series so expect big things on and off the track. Endless battles are expected as the championship titles are all to play for going into this final round. The Bridgestone British Masters are also hosting a huge End of Series Party on Saturday evening to celebrate the success of the past year. With a DJ, various bars and food outlets, funfair, photobooth and more this is a weekend not to be missed!
Racing starts at 09:00 on Saturday and 09:30 on Sunday with the Order of Racing being:
Big Wheel 85cc
Small Wheel 85cc
Pro MX1 / Pro MX2 (Sunday only)
Cusses Gorse is located between the A345 and the A338 and is accessed via Down Barn Road with the nearest postcode being SP4 6JW.
Spectator tickets can be purchased on the gate with cash at a charge of: adults £10 / children £5 / senior citizens £5 / under 5s free. This price includes admission for both days and camping is free of charge.