The 2017 AMCA British Motocross Championship powered by Datatag and supported by Dunlop concludes on Sunday at Norley in Cheshire with the event promoted by Mid Cheshire MXC.

With all four classes still to be decided it’s sure to be a very tense day for everyone concerned.

Reigning MX1 champion Luke Burton (FUS FRO CPS Husqvarna) has led the 2017 chase all the way, his consistency bagging him five out of eight overall victories. Going into Norley he’s 132 points clear of second-placed Gary Gibson and needs just 49 points from three races. 


The battle for the remaining medal positions could be very interesting as three very much in-form riders in Gibson, Shane Carless and Ryan Crowder go head-to-head.

After reigning MX2 champion Josh Waterman bagged maximum points at last weekend’s penultimate round at Frocester, Ray Rowson (Apex Geartec KTM) saw his advantage at the top of the standings reduced to 43 points. 

However, Rowson is in great form having taken five consecutive overall victories in this class so should still start as favourite to earn his first AMCA title. 

As always MX2 has proved to be ultra-competitive with James Wainwright, Clinton Barrs, Jack Cox and Bradley Tranter all still in with a mathematical chance of catching Luke Dean who currently sits in third place on 1067 points.

The rider closest to celebrating a championship win going into this title decider is Two-stroke series leader Brad Turner (IDS/AMS KTM). Travelling to Norley, Brad needs just eight more points to wrap up proceedings so it should be job done after moto one! 

This class has continually produced full line-ups and great racing this year and looking at the standings this final round is sure to be another thriller with only 137 points separating second-placed Jordan Saunders and Shaun Buchan in sixth.

In the separately scored Two-stroke MX2 class it looks like it’s going to be between Nathan Bache, Blaine Blackwell and Rory Jones for the title.

James Russell leads the Vets class going into the final round, 90 points clear of Terry House. House is also a clear leader in the Over 50 division.

Sunday’s meeting will also feature round three of the AMCA Youth 85cc/150cc championship. 

Currently leading the way is Max Lewis who’s just two points clear of Alfie Rickwood with Aiden Woodman third.

The Norley circuit will be signposted off the A49. Postcode is WA6 6LJ.