Over 400 racers turned up to Cusses Gorse MX in Wiltshire over the Jubilee weekend for a three-day haul of racing, fun and family time as the 2022 MX Master Kids UK took over the venue lock stock and barrel.
The Motoverde Auto class pitched 120 riders against each other for qualifying and coming out on top with an impressively quick lap of 1:38.406 was Tommy Wood whose lap would be over 2 seconds quicker than his closest rival.
With the 120 riders now split into three categories based on their qualifying lap times the question remained, would Tommy be able to match that pace over three days and six motos? The answer would be a formidable yes as he powered to an immaculate set of 6 victories to be crowned 2022 Motoverde Auto Champion. Apart from a Moto 4 blip Charley Wilcock finished second in each race to land the number two spot for the weekend with Blake Marks-Bracey pitching in with some great races for third on the box. Mason Foreman showed speed for fourth in the A class, while Mason Staddon was fifth and Hunter Groves was sixth.
In the Auto B class George Milnes took the chequers in five motos to take the overall ahead of Cohen Llewellyan and Oscar Smith, while in the C category Freddie Preston was the victor with Samuel Mcevoy second and Bobby Edwards third. A huge congrats to all of the Auto riders for putting on a great show.
There was also a huge entry in the Complete Racing Solutions 65cc class with again 120 riders gunning for glory. The pacesetters in qualifying were Riley-Ray Barrow and Casey Lister who were separated by under half a second but these two clearly had pace in abundance and were 5 seconds faster than any of their 118 rivals. But racing can be a different kettle of fish and with 6 moto’s to run anything could happen and so it did with Brian Gyles and Marty Spires joining the party making for some great racing.
In the end, though Gyles with a solid set of six motos including 3 race victories would be crowned the champ with Spires second, Lister with two wins third and Barrow fourth which showed how competitive this class was. Harley Marczak rode well to finish fifth with a couple of top three race finishes and Arthur King was sixth.
Over in the 65cc B races the win would go the way of Callum Bradley who grabbed the top spot over Alfie Cotter in second and Brooklyn Tinkler in third. Spare a thought for Tyler Brockhouse who won three races but was hampered by a moto one DNF which limited his overall position to fifth.
Finley Johnson rode well in the C class to stand on the top step of the podium with Thomas Bailey beside him in second and Bobby Maher in third.
Eighty riders rocked up to do battle in the DEP Pipes Small Wheel 85s Alfie Geddes-Green the fastest qualifier which he would back up by taking a stunning six wins from six. Blake Ward-Clarke had good speed and deserved his second overall with Joel Winstanley-Dawson riding well for third overall. Lucas Lee was solid all weekend long and hammered home fourth overall, Jack Leese was fifth and Jensen Severn was sixth.
In the B Class Danny Jemal took the chequers three times on his way to the overall which he gained over Connor Thompson in second and Daniel Sheppard in third.
The Muscle Doctor Big Wheel 85 class was a forty rider shoot out over six moto’s, and it was Josh Vail who had it dialled with six superb and classy race wins earning him the 2022 title. Jamie Keith was second on five occasions and rode fantastic all weekend long for second as did Declan Wright in third. Just off of the box was fourth-placed Jack Breaney, while Ben Mcconville was fifth and Connor Williams was sixth.
In the RacewearX Youth 125cc the moto wins were shared between Lewis Bethell and Tom Butler but it was Bethell who gained the upper hand and claimed the title after racking up four victories to Butlers two. Butler would finish second overall while Jake Brown was super consistent and ended the weekend in third. Benny Bradley had some good moto’s finishing second twice and would take fourth overall, Ryan Lowes was fifth and Conner Smith was sixth.
There was an epic dual in the RacewearX Youth 250 class between Charley Irwin, Josh Bassett and Harvey Cashmore with the title going down to the last moto which Irwin won to earn him the title after finishing on the same points as Bassett who could only finish third in that race behind Cashmore. So it was Irwin, Bassett and Cashmore in that order on the podium. Great racing guys! Behind the battle for the title Tyler Etheridge was fourth, Kai Brown was fifth and Finly Abbot was sixth.
All in all it was another fantastic MX Master Kids UK weekend with every rider receiving an award from Supercross Star Dylan Woodcock on Sunday afternoon and Steel Hawk Motorcycle Club hosting an Electric Ride Evening on Friday night, and Coach Robb did a talk on Nutrition on Saturday evening too.
Congratulations to every single rider and their families for making it such a memorable weekend. Roll on 2023!