FINAL ROUND Foxhills 4th & 5th August 2012By emma.bolas • Jul 31st, 2012 • Category: British Masters, Welcome Note
Welcome to the super Foxhills Moto Parc as the curtain comes down on another exciting Masters season with incredibly all 11 titles still up for grabs. But who will be the riders enjoying those spoils of victory??.
Despite missing the Hawkstone round,PAR Honda rider Kristian Whatley has brilliantly won all remaining six Battery Energy Drink Pro moto’s to also top the MX1 class.At present Kristian leads the charge by 18 points and must be favourite for the title with at present Joe Jones,Sam Simmons,AMCA charger Clinton Barrs,Ashley Wilde and James Lassu his closest challengers.In Battery Energy Pro MX2,it could though be a slightly tighter finish as Matt Burrows leads the way just a very narrow 6 points ahead of hard charging Neville Bradshaw aboard his Evotech Stevens Honda.Damon Strydom and Luke Hawkins are also in the mix,so this class could go right down to that final chequered flag!!.
In its first year,both Putoline Two-Stroke Masters classes are tight and highly competitive affairs.Daniel Brough currently leads the MX1 group,6 points better off than James Lassu with Joe Jones just a further 27 points in arrears. Looking for a spoiler in this class??,then how about Matthew Moffat who despite missing the Hawkstone event has still won 10 out of 12 moto’s.Mathematically five riders,Alex Davies,Cory Joe Nemeth,Rob Holyoake,Sam Winterburn and Daniel Wright could all taste Putoline Two-Stroke MX2 glory although the odds are more likely to be on a final two rider shootout with Davies currently leading the way 14 points ahead of Nemeth.
After finishing runner-up in 2011,Jay Thomas could well be enjoying the spoils of victory this time around come 5.30pm on Sunday evening.At present Jay tops the GSP Race Products MXY2 title chase some 72 points better off than Scott Allridge with defending double champion Dan Thornhill in 3rd.Also currently in the hunt for a final medal position are Dima Fircks,Neil Roe and Rickie Roderick.
6TH overall in 2011,Oliver Benton will be desperate to stay on course for Moto-Pro Suspension BW85cc success at Foxhills.During the previous round at Pontrilas,Oliver overhauled Tyrone Cleaver and fabricate a 54 point advantage at the top of the table.In this class,Eddie Remmer and Josh Bunter could also snatch glory.Over in Moto-Pro Suspension SW85cc,defending champion Henry Siddiqui again leads the way and going into the final round at Foxhills is 39 points ahead of Howard Wainwright with Matt Brame,Nathan Harlow and Dion Lewis chasing hard.
In Scott Acerbis Amateur MX1,Darryl Maxwell,Matthew Thomas,Jamie Dobson,Scott Bates and Shaun Pearce are all in with a shout of title glory.The favourites though barring disaster look like the current top two of leader Maxwell and Thomas.Over in Zook Clothing Amateur MX2,Masters first timer Jack Cox has been in terrific form and tops the title chase 72 points ahead of Edward Briscoe.Proving that consistency counts,in the four completed rounds,Cox and Briscoe have never finished outside a podium placing.Looking to upset the potential Foxhills party for Jack and Edward will be Ryan Crowder,the overall winner during the previous battle at Pontrilas.
A tight finish going right down to the wire looks in prospect in the Michelin Masters MX1,with just 16 points separating current leader William Orritt and Samuel Kirby.Also still in the hunt for a medal position are Jamie Wilson, Dominic Bailey and Tom Davies.In all four Michelin MX2 rounds so far,Adam Wells and Emerson Jones have always finished the weekend on the box.So,its no surprise that with just Foxhills to come,Underdog Racing pilot Wells leads the way,with a 28 point advantage over Jones.Should the super top two fail at the last hurdle in their title quest, Adian Wigger is the only rider in this class who could mathematically take advantage.
Before the action gets underway though let’s say a massive thank- you to our fantastic, very generous major sponsors, in no particular order, Wulfsport,Battery Energy Drink, Putoline, Scott Acerbis, Michelin, Moto-Pro Suspension, GSP Race Products, Zook Clothing and Muk-Junkie. And finally from organiser Ken Winstanley and his hard working team, a personal thank-you to each and every rider for your continued loyal support. We hope to see you all in 2013!!.