The technical, fast flowing track at Cusses Gorse in Wiltshire hosted the final round of the 2019 Bridgestone British Masters last weekend, and what a fantastic year it has been for everyone involved in the series!
Just one week on from breaking his collarbone at the very same circuit, Crescent Yamaha’s Martin Barr was back in Wiltshire to do everything he could to secure the MX2 Pro title and much coveted custom Toyota Hilux pick-up. The Northern Irishman was leading the series after round 5, but a nasty off at last weekend’s MX Nationals put his ability to compete over the weekend in doubt.
Riding through gritted teeth, Martin completed both motos and bagged enough points to secure the title ahead of Chambers Racing’s Ben Franklin, while last year’s champion Josh Gilbert made a return to the series and took the overall victory for Buildbase Honda.
Meanwhile in the MX1 Pro class, defending champion Elliott Banks-Browne went fastest in qualifying for Geartec Husqvarna and took the overall victory, but Martin Barr’s Crescent teammate Jake Shipton did enough to secure the championship title and that second Toytoa pick-up after a brilliant season!
As well as Martin and Jake, several other riders took championships on Bridgestone Battlecross tyres this weekend. In the MXY2 class, Ike Carter made it two championships in two weeks, after securing the MX Nationals title just one week earlier for Matt Smith’s outfit. The clubman title also went to the impressive Greg Fisher, who has been a part of our Bridgestone Rider Support programme this season.
Meanwhile at Long Lane circuit near Telford, the AMCA season finale was also underway with SRH Racing’s Jamie Powell securing the Vets crown, which is a fantastic result after several years away from the motocross racing scene. That’s two titles over the course of the last two years for Steve Hilditch’s team as part of the Bridgestone Support Programme.
The AMCA MX2 title was also secured by Bridgestone supported Jamie Wainwright of Team Apex KTM after he went 1-2-2 in the final round of the season to get his hands on the championship, much to the delight of team manager Lee Jones!
- Battlecross X10 – Sand & Mud
- Battlecross X20 – Soft to Medium
- Battlecross X30 – Medium
- Battlecross X40 – Medium to Hard
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