RD 9 Preview



This Sunday the penultimate round of the Phoenix Tools Premier motocross Championship will now take place at Phoenix Moto Parc (formily Whiteway Barton) after a change of venues due to safety reasons.

In the Expert Open Championship it’s still defending Champion on the Phoenix Tools Rocket Honda Luke Hawkins who heads the proceedings from team mate Alex Snow, but Snow was in top form at the last round and had narrowed the deficit to just 34 points and will be looking to repeat that performance. Things wont be plain sailing though as there is plenty more talent in attendance like 2012 Champion Jamie Skuse on the Tony Maunders Racing Suzuki who lies 3rd in the standings, James Dodd on the TwoNineTwo/Factory Touch St Blazey Honda is another rider to look out for in 4th with former 4-times Champion John May there in 5th just 19 points adrift of Dodd. Other Experts looking to shine will include the likes of D S C Kawasaki pairing of Tommy Alba and Sunny Thompson, newly crowned Bsma all British Open Champion Luke Dean on the Bike Station/Meredith Suzuki, Brad Cavill on the St Blazey Honda, Oakleaf Kawasaki rider Luke Mellows, Kelvin Townsend and Ben Butler on the Phoenix Tools Rocket Honda’s, Sam Gabriel, Ben Hunt, Ryan Redwood plus many others.

Also featured will be the popular Over 35, Over 40’s and 50’s Championship which is stacked with talent from the past including the likes of Nick Life on the Gibbs Performance Yamaha who heads the Over 35 standings by some margin and will be the rider to beat as will Chris Brown in the Over 40,s class and Mark Gleadhill in the Over 50’s, but never the less there is plenty of other talent on offer all out to do well in their respective classes.

In the Junior Championship its Jack Stevens on the D S C Kawasaki who heads the standings from Lewis Barfoot, with Jordan King there in 3rd, but closing in on King is Bradley Barfoot who sits there in 4th, but there are many others plus several wildcard entries that could cause an upset

Phoenix Moto Parc has excellent viewing and easy parking and will be signposted off the A380 Exeter to Newton Abbot road with the first race at 10-30am. (There are still spaces available in all classes so if you would like to ride give Mel a call on 01626 365335)