Honda Racing’s British Motocross riders line-up for the penultimate round of the Maxxis British Motocross Championship at the Wakes Colne track, Colchester this Sunday (13 August).

Current series leader CAS Honda’s Ken DeDycker will be looking to consolidate his lead of the championship ahead of the final round next month. DeDycker has, so far this season put in some excellent performances with the only real challenge coming from his team mate Josh Coppins who, since his return from injury two meetings ago has dominated proceedings with four consecutive wins.

DeDycker is currently 45 points clear of his nearest rival RWJ Honda rider James Noble, an advantage he will be looking to increase this weekend.   However, his team mate, sixth placed Josh Coppins, will clearly be man to watch at the Essex venue and although mathematically no threat the Belgian’s title chase he will certainly have a strong influence on the meeting at the Halstead and District Motor Cycle club.

Wulfsport Honda’s Gordon Crockard and PAR Honda’s Mark Jones currently occupy third and fourth places in the overall Championship standings and with only ten points separating the duo they are sure to be battling it out for every last point. Last time out, Crockard put in two excellent performances with a fourth and second place finish and will be hoping for his first Maxxis British Motocross win of the season in the penultimate round, while Jones will be hoping for a reversal in fortunes this weekend after he was forced to retire from the second moto on the opening lap last time out.
Meanwhile, in the two MX2 fixtures four of Honda Racing’s competitors, Wayne Smith, Jason Dougan, Shaun Simpson and Scott Probert will also be in action and looking to make an impression in the ever-competitive class to maximise their points haul.

Roger Harvey, Honda Off-Road Manager: “There is everything to play for this weekend, with another sixty points in the offing both the classes are far from decided and the riders have everything to fight for so once again some excellent motocross action is guaranteed.”

Timetable of Events

1.05pm      MX 2 Championship race                  30 mins + 2 laps
2.05pm      MX 1 Championship race                  30 mins + 2 laps

3.00pm      2nd Support Race                               15 mins + 1 lap
3.40pm      MX 2 Championship race                  30 mins + 2 laps
4.30pm      MX 1 Championship race                  30 mins + 2 laps

Television Coverage: The action from Wakes Colne can been seen on Sky Sport 3 on Thursday 17 August at 20.00.


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