The final round of the Maxxis British Championship heads to Lyng this weekend where the champions will be crowned.
In the MX2 class things are looking good for Conrad Mewse but it’s not over until the fat lady sings. Buildbase Honda rider, Josh Gilbert who’s really stepped it up this year only sits fourteen points behind.
The more experienced Mel Pocock is sat in third and only a point behind Gilbert so with fifteenth points separating the top three anything can happen yet.
Liam Knight, Martin Barr and Josh Spinks will battle for the fourth spot in the championship.
Dylan Walsh will be making his Revo Husqvarna debut this weekend so he’ll be worth keeping an eye on.
Heading into the weekend, Mewse is heavy favourite for the championship as he has the fourteen points gap heading into the final two moto’s of the year.
Things were looking fine and dandy for Jake Nicholls as he was having a great season on his Buildbase Honda. However, disaster struck when he was competing at the final round of the Eastern MX series when he broke his tibia and fibula.
Nicholls is ruled out for the final round but it’s not impossible that he can still win the championship. He currently holds a 39 points lead over Evgeny Bobryshev.
For the Russian to clinch the title he needs at least two third place finishes. With Irwin and Nicholls ruled out injured, you would expect Bobryshev to get the job done but it’s not over until it’s over.
Irwin currently holds down third in the championship but as he picked up an injury in Imola it rules him out of Lyng. Banks-Browne and Tommy Searle will look to leapfrog him in the championship table.
There are a few wildcards entered for the MX1 class this weekend. James Dunn will race a Geartec Husqvarna whilst Steven Clarke and Petar Petrov have also secured last minute entries – they’ll want to finish their season on a high.
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