The Phoenix Tools Apico Kawasaki rider Carlton Husband is a rider to look out for in the British Motocross paddock as not only does he compete as a rider, he also spends time training a number of youth riders to help them in their career.
Carlton currently sits tenth in the MX Nationals UK Championship heading into the season finale this weekend at FatCat Moto Parc and is keen to push up the table. We managed to catch up with Carlton ahead of the weekend to see how things are and discuss FatCat plus a little insight to the 2021 season for him.
How have you been doing over the last few weeks and what have you been up to since Cusses to prepare for Fatcats?
“Just the normal for me putting the work in at the gym with Yannis from Olympus pro and riding as much as possible. I done a race last weekend at Havrigg but unfortunately damaged the bike in the first race so could not race both days.”
Your currently tenth in the MX Nationals Pro MX2 Championship with just 2 points off Brad Anderson in ninth. How you feeling about this?
“Am a little gutted the way this season has gone we had a few little problems on the bike this year and with it been a short season the results have not been good enough.”
Looking ahead to this weekend at FatCat for the final round, what’s your thoughts on the track and what’s your plan/goal?
“I like the track there just hope they rip it deep so there’s a good few lines to pass on. I think am racing the new Kawasaki 250f this weekend so am looking forward to giving that a shot and the goal is to score two top 5 where I no I should be.”
Could we see a top 5 finish for the 2020 season for yourself?
“Yep for sure I no I have the speed and fitness I just really have been struggling with the starts I always end up getting stuck with the 450s. So hopefully 2 good starts and 2 good races.”
Finally what are your plans for 2021 in terms of if your staying with the Phoenix Tools Kawasaki team and what championships you’re going to concentrate on?
“Yep Barry and the tram and all the teams sponsors are amazing to work with and have put a mega package together for next year, am looking forward to another year with the Phoenix tools apico Kawasaki and can’t thank them for enough. Next year hopefully things are back to normally and we will be doing all the British championships and a few races over in Belgium.”
Words by Darren Bachelor | Photo Credit: Martin Pickard