The 2019 AMCA British Motocross Championship reaches its midway point this Sunday with round five at FatCat MotoParc in South Yorkshire.
In the series powered by Datatag and supported by Dunlop, the big MX1 contest continues to thrill with just nine points separating the top five riders.
After winning at Warmingham then earning another podium last time out at Bushton, Gary Gibson has soared to summit of the standings. Waiting to pounce though are some top-quality talents in the form of James Dodd, Neville Bradshaw, Shane Carless and defending champion Josh Waterman. Another rider also worth watching out for at FatCat is Luke Meredith who will be more than happy to be back on sandy terrain!
Last time out in MX2, Kristian Whatley took the overall win and now leads the championship by a single point from Jamie Wainwright. Having already posted a big FatCat result earlier this season in a Maxxis event, sand specialist Jamie will certainly be looking forward to this weekend as he bids to regain the MX2 series top spot! With another podium at Bushton and a moto win, Ryan Crowder has kept himself in touch with the top two.
In what has proved to be an intriguing contest so far, the 250cc two-stroke riders in this class have certainly mixed it up with Mark Young fourth at Bushton and Jayden Murphy, Lee Truman, Sean Eckersley and Corrie Southwood all impressing.
With a brilliant overall win at Bushton, Chris Povey has again leap-frogged Lewis Dowdeswell in the race for the AMCA 125cc crown. Povey’s advantage is eight points while Dowdeswell is a further 100 points clear of third-placed Ryan Zebedee.
After crashing out of the third Vets moto at Bushton, James Lane has dropped down to third in the title table. Currently on top is Jamie Powell, now with a 47-point advantage over defending champion Simon Lane.
Scoring another stylish maximum, Matt Tolley increased his Youth class lead to an impressive 124 points at Bushton. Yarin Evans and Harry Ridgway despite a moto one crash completed the podium last time out and are right in the mix. At present though it’s Ezra Blackwell holding second in the title chase.
In what will be another very busy weekend of action, the organising Northern Area AMCA Group is also hosting a full programme of racing on Saturday with round three of the BWMA Westermans International Women’s Championship topping the bill.
At present it’s Chelsea Gowland and Jaysi Austin in control with the ladies sure to produce more great entertainment.
FatCat Moto Parc will be signposted from Junction 4 of the M18. Postcode is DN3 3EH.
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