The Lowdown from Hawkstone Park

We are into the rundown towards the end of the British Championship, and Round 6 of 8 saw the Maxxis Roadshow turn up at the historic Hawkstone circuit cut into the Shropshire hillside. Whilst the MX1 class has seen little change for a while (and without the injured Mattis Karro this seemed likely to continue!), the MX2 class was still very much up for grabs between the main contenders. Strong results at Hawkstone could certainly seal the deal for the 2012 title. So in case you didn’t get there on Sunday, here’s out top ten from Round 6.

1. Glorious Weather. Either someone at the ACU has a very good knack at predicting the weather of they’ve been very lucky. Every single round has been bathed in sun, whilst across the UK major and minor sporting fixtures and events have been blighted and forced to cancel due to the appalling rain. Yet again Hawkstone was bathed in glorious sun, and even if there was a short burst of rain, they were over as quickly as they started and served to damp down the dust. Summer Motocross like back in the day!

Amazing stuff from mighty Max but still needs to prove himself for a MXoN place..we will find out soon enough who is in and who misses out

So there we go, Round 6 all done and two to go. The penultimate helping of the spicy soup that is the Maxxis British Motocross Championship is being served at the rather marvellous Langrish circuit in Hampshire on August Banks Holiday Monday. Sounds like a date for the diary.

Words by Julian Challis
Images by Ray Chuss