Spectacular action from British Motocross Championship in north Norfolk

Motocross British Championships at Lyng. MX2

Action from the MX2 races at the British Motocross Championships at Lyng - Credit: Sonya Duncan

MX1 class leader Tommy Searle extended his advantage at the top of the championship table with a thoroughly professional display at round three of the Revo British Motocross Championship at Lyng, near Fakenham, on Sunday.

Despite setting the fastest time in qualifying to give him the pick of the start gate, he was headed across the line in the opening race by Cabscreens Crescent Yamaha’s Harri Kullas. 

At the second time of asking it was Searle who forced his Crendon Fastrack Honda to the front on the opening lap, and although Kullas kept him honest throughout the 25-minute-plus two-lap encounter, the reigning champion took the win, and the overall victory on the day, courtesy of the better result in race two. 

Motocross British Championships at Lyng. 125 Class race

Action from the British Motocross Championships at Lyng - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Searle’s team-mate, Bury St Edmunds’ Jake Nicholls, was a popular addition to the podium after claiming third overall in front of his local fans.

With the Lyng venue, and the organising Norwich Viking Motorcycle Club celebrating a 10th anniversary of sponsorship from Stebbings Car Superstore, it was apt that Conrad Mewse, who is also sponsored by the King’s Lynn-based business, took the MX2 category honours in front of the large Norfolk crowd.

The KTM-mounted rider spent most of the afternoon riding in a different post code, such was his lead as the rest of the field fought over the remaining podium positions. 

Dylan Walsh, a previous winner at Cadders Hill, was second in both races on his Revo Seven Kawasaki, and Jamie Law finished third on the day on a two stroke powered Apico Husqvarna.

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In the 125cc youth class it was a difficult afternoon for the local rider from Middleton, Ashton Boughen, who had to settle for two lower points scoring finishes after being caught up in other riders’ crashes. 

Hitachi KTM’s Cole McCullough made the long journey from Northern Ireland worthwhile with his maiden overall victory which moved him up to third in the standings after two rounds.

And Lincolnshire’s Billy Askew dominated the Big Wheel 85cc races on his GRT Impact KTM and extended his lead in the title race after three rounds.

Motocross British Championships at Lyng. 125 Class race

Action from the British Motocross Championships at Lyng - the 125cc class race - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Motocross British Championships at Lyng. 125 Class race

Action from the British Motocross Championships at Lyng - the 125cc class - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Motocross British Championships at Lyng. 125 Class race

Action from the British Motocross Championships at Lyng - the 125cc class - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Motocross British Championships at Lyng. 125 Class race

Action from the British Motocross Championships at Lyng - the 125cc class - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Motocross British Championships at Lyng. MX1 winner

Action from the British Motocross Championships at Lyng - the MX1 winner - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Motocross British Championships at Lyng. MX1

Action from the British Motocross Championships at Lyng - MX1 class - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Motocross British Championships at Lyng. MX1

Action from the British Motocross Championships at Lyng - MX1 class - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Motocross British Championships at Lyng. MX1

Action from the British Motocross Championships at Lyng - MX1 class - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Motocross British Championships at Lyng. 125 Class race

Action from the British Motocross Championships at Lyng - 125cc class - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Motocross British Championships at Lyng. MX1

Action from the British Motocross Championships at Lyng - MX1 class - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Motocross British Championships at Lyng. MX1

Action from the British Motocross Championships at Lyng - MX1 class - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Motocross British Championships at Lyng. MX1

Action from the British Motocross Championships at Lyng - MX1 class - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Motocross British Championships at Lyng. MX1

Action from the British Motocross Championships at Lyng - MX1 class - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Motocross British Championships at Lyng. MX1

Action from the British Motocross Championships at Lyng - MX1 class - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Motocross British Championships at Lyng. MX1

Action from the British Motocross Championships at Lyng - MX1 class - Credit: Sonya Duncan