Foxhills Race Report
This past weekend took us to Foxhills, one of the most iconic motocross tracks in the world, for the final stop on the Maxxis British Motocross calendar.
With Foxhills being one of the most highly regarded motocross circuits in the world and famously known for its near vertical hills, I was very excited to race there. After arriving, during a track inspection we discovered there had been some changes to the layout and they looked awesome.
The track had been heavily watered as they were expecting warm weather, so qualifying was rather wet. The new changes to the track still rode really well. After crashing on my first sprint lap I struggled to find a good rhythm and made very bad line choices on my fast lap, this meant I qualified 11th place for the two races.
Come race 1 the sun was shining, fans were flooding the hillsides and with the track drying it looked a lot better than qualifying. I got a good gate pick around 6 gates from the inside, and got a half decent start in 10th place. I made my way up to 8th place by the end of lap two and then struggled to find a good rhythm to move forward again so I ended race 1 in 8th position.
Race 2 I got the same gate pick and had a very similar start as race 1. Two laps in to the race another rider and I came together and I ended up on the floor at top of one of the famous hills. By the time I got to my bike I was dead last (28th Place) and a fair way back. I got my head down and pushed hard and found a good rhythm to catch and pass my way back up to 13th place by the end of the race. Whilst the top ten riders were in sight, I had unfortunately run out of time.
I ended the 2016 British championship in 16th position whilst only racing 8 of the 16 races throughout the season.
I’m gutted that the season is over, but I’m already looking forward to a good winter training and can’t wait to get racing in 2017.
A huge thanks to my sponsors Bell Helmets, RipNRoll Goggles, CISport, Flow Family Clothing, Elite Training, Formula Fitness, Barratt Tanks and my Mum and Dad.