Chambers Racing team head to FatCat Moto Parc at the weekend for the opening round of the Michelin MX Nationals powered by Milwaukee.

The sandy circuit was in good condition, under the spring sunshine. The weekend started with the qualifying sessions and in Fastest 40, Tom Grimshaw finished the session seventh fastest in the MX2 ahead of Alfie Jones in ninth place. In the MX1 class Glenn McCormick finished the session seventeenth fastest ahead of Ben Putnam in eighteenth. Meanwhile in the Youth 250 class Harvey Cashmore was ninth fastest.

In the opening Fastest 40 race, Tom Grimshaw started just outside the top ten of the race, while Alfie, Glenn and Ben all struggled with bad starts. Tom soon worked hard to settle into a rhythm that would see him finish the race in sixteenth and as the fourth placed MX2 rider. Alfie recovered from his bad start to break inside the top ten of the MX2 and continued to move forward to claim eighth at the flag. In the MX1 class Glenn rode a solid race to claim fifteenth at the finish, while Ben was forced to retire from the race.


The second race of the Fastest 40 Tom, Alfie and Glenn all started around the top twenty, while Ben suffered another bad start. On the second lap Alfie suffered some bad luck when he collided with a MX1 rider, and their bikes became locked together for a period. After settling into the race Tom began to push forward into the top five, before claiming another fourth place finish at the flag and fourth overall on the weekend. Glenn rode a strong race to claim nine place and eleventh overall for the weekend. After the early race crash, Alfie recovered to finish in twelfth place in the MX2 class and tenth overall. Unfortunately, it was more bad luck for Putnam as he suffered another DNF.

In the Youth 250 class Harvey Cashmore started the weekend off well with two sixth place finishes in the opening two motos on the Saturday. On the Sunday Harvey rode well once again to claim sixth and ninth finished to claim seventh overall at the opening round of the championship.

PC – Architect media