Apico Husqvarna’s Steven Clarke and Bryan MacKenzie had a stellar day at Canada Heights for round two of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship, supported by Pro Clean, and lucky for us Clarkey was rocking the DBR GoPro – check it out below!
The Apico Husky MX2 pilots had a rough time of it at the opening round of the series at Lyng and we all know that when you’ve got over being black and blue, you just want to get back out there and put things right.
And that’s what they set about doing in Kent at the weekend.
Both Clarkey and team-mate Bry Mac lined up together at the gate for moto one and both got great starts, but Jake Millward grabbed the holey.
MacKenzie didn’t wait long to make his move for the lead but arm-pump prevented the Scot from putting up a fight against Clarkey and with minutes left on the moto his team-mate had the lead and with it the moto win. Bry Mac held on for third.
In moto two Clarke claimed his first holeshot of the year ahead of MacKenzie and Clarke never looked back. Bry Mac, who again was suffering from arm-pump took third.
A great weekend for the team, with their MXY2 pilot, Alexander Brown taking the overall. Bry Mac had second overall and a perfect weekend of two moto wins, overall and the red plate for Clarkey.
“If I’m honest, I hadn’t changed anything from Lyng,” said Clarkey exclusively. “If you take the two factory GP riders [Max Anstie and Conrad Mewse] out of the equation, and my bike failure…I would have technically been four for four wins so far!
“I’ve really knuckled down this year as far as fitness goes, and with the bike training too, I can really feel the difference!
“I won the overall at Foxhill in 2014, but this is my first double moto victory and it’s the first time in my career I’ve held the British championship red plate!
“The team is ecstatic on the results from the weekend! It literally couldn’t have gotten any better. With my father, Richard and team mechanic Stuart Summers we are doing a good job and I just can’t thank the sponsors enough.”