Apico Husqvarna squad racing VMXDN!
VMXdN Foxhill is a weekend of MX nostalgia, family fun and first-class racing. Apico, one of the original off-road clothing manufacturers from the golden 1980 & 90’s era, will be bringing some of their past and present riders to compete in the Wright Engineering National Race.
With just six weeks to go before the event, which takes place on the August bank holiday weekend, August 24th – 28th, at the iconic former GP Foxhill circuit nr Swindon, let’s introduce you to Team Apico Veterans.
Matt Burrows is taking the first spot on the team and lining up on a 2002 Yamaha YZ250. Burrows has achieved multiple top ten finishes in the British Championship, third, sixth and seventh place finishes at the Weston Beach Race over the years and a ninth at the EMX2T Matterley Basin in 2019. After attending the event in 2022, Burrows set his sights on riding the 2023 event, “I attended the first event at Foxhill last year with my son Max. The buzz about the place and the amount of people was awesome! I wanted to be part of it, and after discussing it with my 2009 Relentless Suzuki teammates, a team heavily supported by Apico Factory Racing at the time, and of course, we all rode for Apico Husqvarna. We decided to approach Dylan and see if it was something that Apico would support”.
Northern Ireland’s Martin Barr is next up and, having raced all around the globe in an illustrious career which has so far spanned three decades, racing for world-leading manufacturers Husqvarna, KTM, Suzuki, Honda, Kawasaki and Yamaha since turning pro after leaving school at 16, having already won the British 85cc Supercross Championship in 2001. The victories and podium finishes have continued throughout Barr’s career with a win and second-place finish in the Red Bull Pro Nationals championships, a second and third place in the MX1 British Championship and 2nd in the MX1 Red Bull Pro Nationals Championship over the years. Barr has also represented Ireland 14 consecutive times at the MXON. He will be on board a Husqvarna 2002 CR250. A top bloke and first-class MX RIDER.
Jamie Law completes the Apico Veterans Team and is lining up on a 2002 Honda CR250. JLaw, as he’s known around the paddock, is one of the most experienced riders at British championship level and a two-stroke advocate. After 20 years as a professional motocrosser, JLaw took his first-ever British championship podium in 2022 at the series opener. He is still competing and training like he always did. This team is packed full of talent and experience to boot, and they will take it to the line when the gate drops.
Dylan Brown will take the role of team manager. “I know the guys very well and for the most part the riders are Vets’ age. We’ve always had a fun family vibe at the racing with Matt & Jamie for many years and the last couple of years with Martin Barr for Apico Husqvarna. It will be nice to have the guys together with their families for a weekend of fun and raising money for the Air Ambulance with the help of Ice Valley and the Apico Hydration Station, amongst some special bikes on display”.
From the moment the gate opens at 12 noon on Thursday, August 24th, there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained at the premier vets event in Foxhill all weekend.
You won’t want to miss the Show’N’Shine on Thursday evening from 5pm – a feast for the eyes for any two-stroke fan. They have 3 nights of entertainment and two solid days of back-to-back racing action from legends past and present from around the globe.
The ultimate event for any motocross fan!
Secure your tickets, and camping passes now at – www.vmxdnfoxhill.com
Image: Adam Duckworth