R1 Motos 6/1/3, quarter 3, semi 6, B final 1
I was looking forward to racing on my new V5 expert XL. I did’nt get off to a great start because I wheel spun in my first Moto and I was disappointed with 6th but I turned it around and had a great 2nd moto win beating two of my biggest rivals, unfortunately my semi didn’t go to plan either and I found myself in the B final. I went on to win the B final.
R2 Motos 1/1/3, quarter 2, semi 3, final 8
Day 2 go off to a better start with two moto wins. I felt pretty confident going into the semi and made it through to the final with a 3rd. I had gate 6 in the final and with an average gate I found myself getting the squeeze down the hill and contact from another rider caused my foot to come off the pedal and I crashed into the 1st jump. I was disappointed to finish 8th.
I am looking forward to rounds 3&4 in Leicester because I like the track and I will be training hard towards podium finishes.
Super excited to be heading to Manchester to kick-off the HSBC British Bmx National series for rounds 1 & 2 at the National indoor Bmx arena!
Saturday round 1: First time racing on my new expertXL Pure frame! Kicked the new season off well getting 1st’s in all my Motos, 1st in the quarter final & 2nd in the semi final! Onto the ‘A final’, I undercut riders in the first berm coming out in 3rd place but got tangled up with another rider along 2nd straight, resulting in us both coming off! Was a hard crash but I was able to get back up and finish the lap in 7th place. Gutted but onwards & upwards for 2mrws round 2!
Sunday round 2: Again started the day strong taking two 1st’s & a 2nd in my Motos.
Then 1st place again in my quarter & semi finals so everything was going to plan! Felt really quick and had high hopes for the final after yesterday’s disappointment. Saved my worse gate of the day for the final! Got blocked in along first straight & was dead-last along 2nd straight. I never gave up though & still picked off two riders before the finish, ending up 6th.
Overall I had a great weekend & really enjoyed myself! Already looking forward to rounds 3&4 in Leicester in April, & hoping I’ll carry a little more luck & get the results I deserve!
Huge thanks to my dad, Rich & everyone at Pure bike co, & all our sponsors. Couldn’t do it without you all….. thankyou!
I haven’t been able to make this event for the last 2 years due to injuries, so it was good to start the year injury free and compete at the Manchester Indoor BMX Track.
Saturday Moto’s 1st, 1st, 1st, Semi 1st, A Final 4th.
Saturday went great, winning all my moto’s and the semi-final to make the Final. Got the holeshot in the Final, leading all the way till the end of the third straight but came under pressure from another rider, I somehow unclipped but luckily managed to hold on and not crash, clipped back in and finished the lap, but had to settle for 4th place.
Sunday Moto’s 2nd, 2nd, 1st, Semi 1st, A Final 2nd.
Good start to the day with a couple of seconds and a first in the moto’s, won my semi-final to make the Final again. Had a good start in the Final slotting into 2nd place, I wasn’t quit able to make a move for 1st but picked up a solid 2nd place.
Round 1:Motos – 4, 2, 6 Quarter – 5
There’s always nerves at the first round but I was happy with how the day started. I felt good in practice and liked how my Maxis Relix tires were running with this being my first time using them. My day started with a 4th and a 2nd in the opening motos and this was a good start. 6th in the last moto came after a few mistakes but I was still happy with how I was going. A poor start in the quarter left me with too much to do to qualify for the semis.
Round 2: Motos – 4, 4, 1 Quarter – Crashed
Hoping for a better day on round two my day got off to a great start. Holeshotting the first race from an outside gate was just what I needed after Saturdays quarter final, I dropped back a few places before the line but the gate was my focus for that race. Another 4th and an eventual moto win left me with 3rd pick in the quarter final. I had a much better gate this time but after tangling with another rider I was on the floor before I had reached the bottom of the hill. A weekend to forget!
I felt fresh going into the weekend with my new maxxis relix tyres on and of course my new frame and kit! Saturday started well in superclass, it wasn’t the best turn out in terms of numbers but there was still some great racing! With the inside lane, I got a good start but didn’t get the first jump as well as I’d liked to so I was happy to come out of the first corner in 3rd and stay there for the rest of the Lap. Later on, I raced what was supposed to be the junior men supercross open but as there were only two of us, we were mixed in with the elites. I took a pretty bad crash in my second Moto (pedalling at the bottom of the hill never ends well) but luckily i was just cut up so could still race on. In the final I messed up the second straight so went to the back of the pack, but it was still a second in junior I guess. Sunday started early with the 16+ national indoor cup which was off the supercross again. It was more very tight racing but luckily I avoided the crash this time in the final and ended up 4th. Last off, I had another superclass final in which I ended up 4th as well. After a long and tiring weekend of racing, I was happy with my results and happy to be heading home!