ACU British Quadcross
Round 5 Langrish ATV MX Race Report
British Quad-X Championship - Round 5 - England - August 26, 2012
England (9/1/2012) - Paul Holmes took maximum points as he dominated a thrilling fifth round of the ACU British Quadcross Championship. Held during the prestigious Ken Hall Trophy weekend at the demanding Langrish circuit, the event attracted huge crowds who witnessed some of the best racing so far this year. Luke Cooper, Justin Reid and Connor Smith unleashed superb and entertaining performances to finish joint second on points.
Holmes took the win at Langrish & continues to lead
the ACU British Quadcross Pro Points
Organised by Langrish MCRC, the Manor Farm circuit was in perfect condition as riders undertook qualifying. Despite some rain during the night, the hard-packed track was drying out and the sun looked set to make for a glorious day’s racing. Holmes was fastest with the on-form Smith 1.13 second behind. Cooper, Leon Rogers, Reid and David Cowan all finished within three seconds of the fastest lap.
16 year old Rogers bravely took the holeshot as 26 quads launched into the first corner before Sam Bryan made a pass and took the lead. Bryan spun in lap two as Holmes came through and immediately began to pull a gap from the chasing pack. Cooper held his second place position well until midway through the race when he came off his quad while trying to pass a backmarker.
Fortunately he was able to upright his KTM and rejoin the race to battle with Reid for fourth and fifth positions. With Holmes way out in front, the focus was on second place. Rogers, giving his best British Championship performance so far was fully aware of Smith chasing him down.
Round six will be taking place next Sunday (2nd September) as the Championship heads North to Dean Moor in Cumbria. Hosted by the NETT Quad Championship, this fast paced track with panoramic views of the Lake District will be a breathtaking backdrop for the penultimate round. The postcode for the venue is CA14 4RH. Further information about the track can be found at www.deanmoormotocrosspark.co.uk.
British Championship: 1 Paul Holmes (Yamaha) 40 + 40 =80, 2 Luke Cooper (KTM) 31 + 37 =68, 3 Justin Reid (Can-Am) 33 + 35 =68, 4 Connor Smith (KTM) 35 + 33 =68, 5 David Cowan (Yamaha) 29 + 31 =60, 6 Leon Rogers (Kawasaki) 37 + 23 =60
British U21 Championship: 1 Luke Cooper (KTM) 35 + 40 =75, 2 Connor Smith (KTM) 37 + 37 =74, 3 Leon Rogers (Kawasaki) 40 + 29 =89, 4 David Cowan (Yamaha) 33 + 35 =68, 5 Thomas Claireaux (Honda) 28 + 33 =61, 6 Sheldon Seal (KTM) 31 + 27 =58
British Masters Championship: 1 Darren Bridge (Yamaha) 40 + 40 =80, 2 Martin Sayer (Suzuki) 35 + 37 =72, 3 Clint Eagle (KTM) 37 + 33 =70, 4 Andrew Willcock (KTM) 33 + 35 =68
British Clubman Championship: 1 Anthony Canavan (Honda) 40 + 40 =80, 2 Karl Robinson (Suzuki) 37 + 37 =74, 3 Jonny Harper (Suzuki) 35 + 0 =35, 4 Michael Campbell (Suzuki) 33 + -- =33
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