The Maxxis ACU British Championship returns to action at Canada Heights on the May 18 for round four of the championship. After the unfortunate cancellation of the previous round at Foxhill, the riders will be keen to return to racing.
With two rounds of the championship already in the bag, the action on the track couldn’t be any closer. The Kent venue is sure to produce some exciting bar to bar action as the battle to claim the upper hand in the championship continues.
In the MX2 class, Latvian Matiss Karro has been a dominant force on the Wilvo Forkrent KTM taking four out of the six race wins so far this season, unfortunately two crash filled races have stopped Karro from claiming the Red Plate. That honour goes to Mel Pocock on the Hitachi Construction Machinery UK KTM machine that has taken the overall victories at the opening two rounds and leads the series by a small margin of just two points.
While Karro and Pocock will be battling for championship points, other MX2 front runners include Bryan MacKenzie and Adam Sterry who have already taken race wins this year. And Neville Bradshaw and Steven Lenoir have both stepped onto the podium this year.
In the MX1 class the battle at the top of the championship sees Shaun Simpson on the Hitachi Construction Machinery UK KTM machine lead Jake Nicholls on the Wilvo Forkrent KTM by just five points. So far this season the racing has been extremely close with the pair taking five of the six race wins, with Dantac Husqvarna’s Nathan Watson claiming the other race win.
Current reigning champion Kristian Whatley sits third in the championship after taking two third overalls at the opening rounds. With a race win already under his belt Nathan Watson will be looking to step onto the podium at the end of the day, along with the likes of reigning double MX2 champion Elliott Banks-Browne on the Buildbase Honda and team-mate Brad Anderson, Gert Krestinov and Graeme Irwin.
Canada Heights also marks the second round of the MXY2 Championship and at Lyng it was Jason Meara who took a double victory on his Norman Watts Motorcycles Kawasaki. Currently sitting in second place is Josh Gilbert with Oliver Osmaston in third. Other riders to look out for include Liam Knight and Connor Clark who sit fourth and fifth respectively in championship.
The Canada Heights circuit is situated just off the M25 on Button Street, Swanley, using the postcode BR8 8DX. Admission prices are £20 for Adults £5 for Children under 15, Children under 5 are free and Family Tickets are available at £45.