Barr and Irwin ready for British blast-off at Culham!
Buildbase Honda’s two-man team is gearing up for this Sunday’s opening round of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship at Culham Moto Park and hopes are running high for Martin Barr and Graeme Irwin after a solid pre-season in Italy.
“I’m looking forward to it,” said Martin. “We’ve had a really good off-season. My race results in Italy weren’t really what I wanted – a few crashes prevented that – but as far as preparation goes it was 100 per cent and everything went to plan.
“I’m looking forward to getting racing again after a long winter of putting the laps in. I’m busting to get behind the gate and get going again. I’m looking forward to my second year with Buildbase Honda and trying to win the MX2 championship – that’s our main goal this season.”
Graeme’s also feeling fit after a successful off-season operation on the shoulder he dislocated at the MXoN.
“I feel really strong on the bike and everything’s good,” he said. “I’ve had a good couple of months and I’m ready to rock and roll.
“We spent three weeks in Sardinia which was really good for me. I didn’t race the Italian championship just because I didn’t feel there was any point – I was only just back on the bike after my shoulder surgery. When you’re racing GP riders I want to think I can try to win or at least be my best.
“I came back to the UK for a couple of weeks and then back out to Italy for 10 days. I’m gelling well with the new bike and have no complaints.”
The opening round of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship takes place on March 12 at Culham Moto Park. Admission is £20 for adults and £5 for children. Family tickets are £45. The circuit postcode is OX14 3DA.