Tommy Searle will not be lining up at Cusses Gorse this weekend for the final round of the Michelin MX Nationals UK series. With Tommy and Harri Kullas on the Cab Screens Crescent Yamaha machine tied on points going into Duns on August 28th & 29th for the Revo ACU British Motocross Championship the Crendon Fastrack Honda team and Tommy made the decision for him to compete at Falcon MX event this weekend at Duns.
Read the official team statement below.
Crendon Fastrack Honda’s MX2 star Jay Hague will be aiming to take his great run of form to an even higher level in this weekend’s MX Nationals finale at Cusses Gorse. He’s been second overall in the last two championship rounds, including taking a moto win at the last round at Landrake on Sunday on his Honda CRF250R. He hopes to end of the series with an overall win.
With the MX Nationals MX1 championship already decided, his team-mate Tommy Searle takes his Crendon Fastrack Honda CRF450R north of the border where he will contest a round of the Falcon MXC’s championship at Duns.
It’s an ideal shakedown test prior to the final ACU British championship round at the track a week later. He is currently tied at the top of the points table, so there is all to play for as the series reaches its climax.
Searle’s 450 team-mate Jake Nicholls, who crashed heavily in the last British round at Blaxhall, is hoping to be fully fit so he can contest the Duns British championship round. Nicholls is making good progress and is back on a bike but only wants to return to top-level racing once he is 100% fit.
Team manager Dave Thorpe said: “Jay has had a great run of form in the past few events despite carrying some injuries. He’s now back to full speed and I know he’ll give it his all this weekend at Cusses Gorse.
“We have always been great supporters of the MX Nationals championship but with the MX1 title won, our focus must be on giving Tommy Searle the best possible chance of winning the ACU British title and we believe this is the best way to do it. And thanks to the Falcon MXC club who have made him welcome at Duns this weekend.”