Just one week on from round 4 at Whitby, the Bridgestone British Masters was back in action again last weekend at Hawkstone Park, which was due to host a round earlier this year before bad weather struck.
Once again, Bridgestone’s star riders stole the show in the Pro classes, with Crescent Yamaha duo Jake Shipton and Martin Barr both leaving Hawkstone in pole position for the season finale at Cusses Gorse.
In the MX1 Pro class, Jake Millward was the fastest qualifier for the fifth round in a row on the Chambers Husqvarna. However, it was defending champion Elliott Banks-Browne who opened up a big gap at the front in the opening moto to take the victory ahead of Jake Shipton and Jake Millward to make it an all-Battlecross podium.
Elliott suffered a mechanical problem in the second moto, and Jake Shipton pulled away from Millward to take the race win and the overall at Hawkstone, a track which he has struggled on previously by his own admission. The 3 – 2 result was good enough to secure second overall for Millward and Chambers Racing, but Shipton has solidified his championship lead with one round left to go.
In the MX2 Pro class, series front-runner Martin Barr romped to victory in the opening moto on the Crescent Yamaha 250. Sadly for Martin, he suffered a mechanical DNF in the second moto, but he still remains in pole position for the championship ahead of Cusses.
Although the Battlecross X10 rear paired with an X20 front was definitely the order of the day for Hawkstone, the full adult range consists of four options:
- Battlecross X10 – Sand & Mud
- Battlecross X20 – Soft to Medium
- Battlecross X30 – Medium
- Battlecross X40 – Medium to Hard
Members of the trade wishing to find out more and be listed as a dealer on the official Bridgestone MX website can get in touch with us for further details.
You can view the full junior and adult tyre range here.