Tommy Searle clinched the 2022 Revo ACU British Motocross crown with another podium finish in the series finale at Landrake in Cornwall, marking back-to-back MX1 titles for the Crendon Fastrack Honda team.
The 33-year-old took the holeshot in both motos and led on the opening laps, but wisely avoided risking the title by going all-out for race wins. He followed title rival Harri Kullas home for second place in the opener, then circulated in a safe fourth place in the second race to make sure the title was his.
“We got the job done again! I’m so happy I won the championship which is obviously the most important thing. I felt good all day, was fastest in qualifying and went second then fourth in the races – just making sure I did what I had to do,” said Searle.
“The bike and team have been great all year. Dave, Ryan and Willie and everyone have been brilliant – it’s been a real pleasure. I never crashed or had a bike problem all year. So that’s three championships in three years on the Honda so I can’t complain.”
It was a stunning end to the season which has seen Searle lead from the opening round where he took a double win at Culham in March. He held the leader’s red plate since then. He finished on the podium at every single round, took at least one holeshot per event and won eight motos this year, with two perfect double wins. He didn’t crash in any British championship race and his Crendon Fastrack Honda had no breakdowns or problems at all. His worst race finish in the series was fourth, showing how consistently fast he has been.
The title marks back-to-back British championship wins for Searle and Crendon Fastrack Honda in what is his last race for the team in the UK. Searle’s first season with the team was in 2020, but the series didn’t run due to the pandemic. The only national championship to run that year was the MX Nationals and Searle won that title – his first on Honda.