The AMCA British Motocross Championship reaches its penultimate round on Sunday at Brookthorpe in Gloucestershire and with the series now at the business end of proceedings, Sunday’s results could ultimately make the difference between a season of success or heartache.
Following his great performance last time out at Culham, Shane Carless now holds a 69-point advantage in MX1 with James Dodd in second. In his debut AMCA season, Neville Bradshaw is a further 20 points in arrears with Josh Waterman holding fourth and, barring disaster, he’s the only other rider realistically still in with a top-three chance.
With six out of seven MX2 overall wins, it’s not surprising that Jamie Wainwright has the biggest lead in all of the championship classes.
At present he sits 123 points clear of Kristian Whatley while, following an impressive podium placing at Culham, Ryan Crowder has really tightened his grip on third spot in this class.
The Lancashire lad is just 33 points behind Whatley but a big 122 clear of Josh Coleman in fourth.
A truly fantastic battle has raged throughout 2019 in the 125cc class and the gap is just 33 points between leader Lewis Dowdeswell and Culham winner Chris Povey. Also on the podium at Culham, Ryan Zebedee is looking very strong in third and is 172 points better off than Nathan Bache in fourth.
At the top of the Vets, Jamie Powell in his debut AMCA title season after reaching the age of 40 currently boasts a nice 106-point advantage over defending champion Simon Lane.
Also in his Vets debut year, Craig Chamberlain sits in third, 97 points clear of Colin Conduit. After sitting out the last two rounds due to injury, James Lane will make a welcome return to action this weekend.
In the Youth class Matt Tolley, Harry Ridgway and Ezra Blackwell look hot favourites to fill the final top-three places. With just Brookthorpe and Long Lane to go, Tolley has led the charge all season and currently has a 58-point advantage over Ridgway with Blackwell just a single point further adrift.
The Brookthorpe circuit can be found on the outskirts of Gloucester. Postcode is GL4 0UT.
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