Round 5 of the British Championship travelled to Desertmartin in Northern Ireland for the series only stop outside of England.
It was a good day for Tommy Searle’s championship prospects as the soon to be factory Kawasaki man came away with two very dominant wins. Shaun Simpson made his comeback from injury but was not able to finish either race. Jake Millward took second overall with a 2-5 score and Jake Shipton completed the podium with two fourth places. Mel Pocock came home as runner-up in race two but DNF’d race one. John Adamson continues to impress with a consistent 8-6 score giving him fourth overall, while it was good to see James Dunn grab third in race two and end fifth at the end of the day. The home riders certainly got the crowd going and pulled off some seriously good results in MX1. Stand out ride of the day has to go to Jason Meara in race one with an incredible third place! His brother John was equally impressive in seventh in the same race, with republic rider Stuart Edmonds getting his best result of the year with fifth. Jordan McCaw nd Luke Smith had good individual rides also to make it a great day for Northern Ireland.
Bas Vaessen and Dylan Walsh took the wins in MX2. Vaessen coming home as runner-up to Walsh in the second race was enough for the overall, with a fifth in race one leaving Walsh third on the day behind teammate Alvin Ostlund. Martin Barr ran the pace of the GP riders on home soil to go 3-4 for fourth overall. Josh Gilbert was the big loser in the championship fight as a fourth in race one was coupled with a none finish in race two while Taylor Hammal rode well for fifth overall.