Well it’s that time of year again, with the British pro motocross season wrapping up with the final round of the Maxxis British Motocross Championship, powered by Skye Energy.
And Doncaster’s FatCat Motoparc is the host of the eighth and final round for the 2015 series and it’s sure to be a cracker. The deep sand circuit will be a tough and demanding end to an already exciting championship.
At the previous round at Preston Docks in the MX1 class, Shaun Simpson was once again crowned champion and although the championship is already decided Simpson will be keen to complete his 100 per cent overall streak.
Behind Simpson is Tanel Leok who needs just 15 points from the opening race to secure his 2015 runner up spot.
The battle for third place in the championship will be hotly contested with just 28 points separating Gert Krestinov, Brad Anderson, Martin Barr and Greame Irwin in third to sixth places. Then there’s Kristian Whatley in seventh, just a further 14 points behind – with his speed he has to have at least an outside chance of third in the championship.
FatCat will see the welcome return of Jake Nicholls who will be looking to end the season on a high after a horrendous year plagued by injury. And speaking of injuries – another rider looking to end 2015 on high note is former British champ, Elliott Banks-Browne.
In the MX2 class the championship looked set to be going in the direction of Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki rider Max Anstie – let’s be honest, you wouldn’t have got many fans arguing for anything other than an Anstie title winning ride at FatCat.
That was until his crash at the Motocross of Nations – I’ll be replaying that moment over and over again in my motocross lowlights of 2015 *sigh*. As we’ve already mentioned here on DBR that has left the door wide open for another Frenchman to grab a championship. That’s Steven Lenoir of course.
The Dyer and Butler KTM pilot is super consistent, his worst result this season was eighth place in moto three at Blaxhall but he still raked in 58 points that weekend. In fact his average points haul per round is over 56 – remember round one at Hilton Park was only two motos – and with 45 points required to seal the deal you have to say he’s odds on for the MX2 title. But this is motocross and anything can happen!
The battle for third place in the championship sees Ben Watson lead Adam Sterry by just two points going into the final round and there is sure to be plenty of close racing between the two youngsters.
Bryan Mackenzie currently holds fifth place in the championship by 35 points over Steven Clarke in sixth.
FatCat will also mark the final round of the MXY2 championship where Oliver Osmaston leads the championship by 38 points. The battle for second place sees Robert Yates sit in second, six points ahead of Jay Hague in third and Robbie Dowson a further three points behind in fourth and Henry Williams a further 16 points back in fifth.
The action starts at 9am with the Qualifying sessions followed by the first race main race at 12:15pm and FatCat Motoparc can be found using the postcode DN3 3EH.
Admission prices are £20 for Adults £5 for Children under 15 and Children under 5 are Free, Family Tickets are available at £45.
See you there!