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Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship 2007 - De Dycker and Searle shine in Devon
 
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Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship 2007 - De Dycker and Searle shine in Devon - March 26th 2007


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    Reigning British MX1 champion Ken De Dycker - CAS Honda narrowly increased his lead at the top of the current championship standings, as he repeated his round one victory by taking the overall honours at the second meeting of the 2007 series held at Landrake, Devon. The Belgian rider now heads the Irish ex domestic titleholder Gordon Crockard - PAR Honda by a mere ten points, after the Ulsterman again filled the runners up spot on the day. Completing an identical top three to the opening round at Canada Heights, Billy Mackenzie - De Groot Kawasaki placed third overall to create a familiar podium line up.

    Tommy Searle - KTM UK got the nod in the MX2 class, by virtue of having the better second moto result, after the teenager tied on points with West Country favourite Tom Church - Molson Kawasaki. The young pairing shared a race win and a fourth place apiece. Whilst it was Searle who walked away with the winners' trophy on the day, it is the sensation of the season so far, Shaun Simpson - Wulfsport Kawasaki who will take the championship lead to the third round, after two consistent second places at Landrake gave him third overall and a slender seven point advantage in the current championship standings.

    Around four and half thousand West Country race fans enjoyed a weekend of good weather, which helped create some fantastic racing on a revised and improved circuit. The dry and hard packed conditions saw lap times of approximately two minutes and ten seconds, with the new technical part of the track separating the men from the boys. The split rhythm section produced many of the passing opportunities, with the GP riders taking full advantage of their extra speed through this part of the circuit.

    The action got underway with the opening race for the newly introduced MXY2 youth class. The young riders coped well with the demanding track, and their enjoyment of competing at such a prestigious meeting could not be hidden, as all three of the podium placed riders offered their praise for the chance to perform in front of such a large crowd.

    Carl Nunn, the reigning MX2 British champion, was a non starter due to the back injury he sustained at the Hawkstone Park International meeting earlier in the month, and which was further aggravated when he bravely took part at the opening round at Canada Heights. With Nunn out of action, MX2 round one winner Gareth Swanepoel - Molson Kawasaki was looking to further increase his series lead, but was cruelly stopped in his tracks when his engine failed whilst heading the first moto. Whilst a runners up spot in the second race was of some consolation, his mechanical problem has now dropped to him fifth place in the championship.

    The series pauses briefly to allow for the opening MXGP in Holland this coming weekend, before normal service is resumed with the next round of the series taking place at Lyng, Norfolk on Easter Sunday 8th April 2007, please visit the official championship website - www.mxgb.co.uk - for further details.

    MX1 Moto One:

  1. 1: De Dycker
  2. 2: Mackenzie
  3. 3: Crockard
  4. 4: Noble
  5. 5: Columb
  6. MX1 Moto Two:

  7. 1: De Dycker
  8. 2: Crockard
  9. 3: Mackenzie
  10. 4: Noble
  11. 5: Anderson
  12. MX1 Overall:

  13. 1: De Dycker - 60
  14. 2: Crockard - 52
  15. 3: Mackenzie - 52
  16. Championship to date:

  17. 1: De Dycker - 115
  18. 2: Crockard - 105
  19. 3 Noble - 84
  20. MX2 Moto One:

  21. 1: Church
  22. 2: Brown
  23. 3: Simpson
  24. 4: Hamblin
  25. 5: Searle
  26. MX2 Moto Two:

  27. 1: Searle
  28. 2: Swanepoel
  29. 3: Simpson
  30. 4: Hamblin
  31. 5: Church
  32. MX2 Overall:

  33. 1: Searle - 51
  34. 2: Church - 51
  35. 3: Simpson - 50
  36. Championship to date:

  37. 1: Simpson - 101
  38. 2: Searle - 94
  39. 3: Brown - 88