The first round of the Maxxis British Motocross Championship was held in tough conditions at the fantastic FatCat Motoparc in Doncaster.
Despite heavy rain and snow showers making the FatCat motocross track a challenge, Kawasaki’s Tommy Searle conducted a one-man masterclass – winning both MX1 races by a considerable margin.
The race was also the debut for many regular UK Kawasaki riders and teams, including Brad Anderson, Nez Parker and Gert Krestinov.
Gating alongside the best motocross competitors Britain has to offer, Searle rapidly headed to the front of the pack as riders fell foul of the bad weather.
Searle’s double win on his CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy ProCircuit KX450F came even after stopping for fresh goggles during the race.
His cool, calm attitude showed that he’s ready to challenge for the same position this weekend at the Grand Prix of the Netherlands, which will be held on Easter Monday.
Searle reflected on the race:
“The idea to make this race was to ensure that I’m 100% ready for the next MXGP.
“If it’s wet in Holland this weekend then there would have been no better way to prepare for the hard sandy race that we are expecting there!”
Searle added: “I feel that I’m riding so well right now and the KX450F gives me so much confidence in every way. It was so cool to make the extra race in the UK and I hope it gave something back to my supporters here. They were so good cheering me on to both wins that I hope to make a least another visit to the British Championship later this season”
Racing Coordinator for Kawasaki Motors UK, Ross Burridge was there to witness the Kawasaki riders’ victories saying:
“As one of the most celebrated graduates of Team Green in the UK, Tommy Searle, showed in this pre-Valkenswaard shakedown meet what a truly world-class rider he is. Both of his wins were totally inspiring in their margin of victory.
“Of course I hope that all Kawasaki riders competing at this opening round in Doncaster saw what could be achieved and will ultimately attain that level of race-craft on their Kawasaki machinery in 2013.”