Pocock and Strijbos take the Lyng honours.
06 May 2012Go Back Despite only winning one moto, consistency paid off for the Monster Energy Bike It Yamaha rider Mel Pocock in the Mx2 class whilst Kevin Strijbos (HM Plant KTM UK) completely dominated the MX1 class with an easy maximum at Lyng today.
Pocock still holds the red plate as Championship leader as we approach the half way stage in the eight round series after returning a 3-1-2 result which gave him a one point advantage over Elliott Banks Browne on the quarter litre version of the HM Plant KTM. It was Banks Browne who actually took two wins, but struggled to find his rythm in the second moto and only finished fifth. Graeme Irwin returned to the championship after his mishap at the previous round and looked strong and confident to take the lower step on the podium on his Samsung Yamaha.
In the MX1 class it only took about ten minutes of each of the three motos for Strijbos (pictured) to take a comfortable lead, but in the closing stages of the first twenty minute plus two lap encounter he was eventually hunted down by Shaun Simpson (Monster Energy Bike It Yamaha) when the Dutch star was caught up in traffic. After having to settle for second place in the opner, Simpson backed this up with another second and a fourth to take the second step on the podium and move into second in the series behind Strijbos. Entering the event in second position, a 4-4-2 result gave Matiss Karro (STR KTM) another podium finish, but he now trails Simpson in the title chase by two points.
This event was also round two of the MXY2 Championship and Dan Thornhill (Grittenham MX Meredith Suzuki) posted two convincing race wins to hoist himself to the top of the series standings whilst Chris Bayliss (Wooldridge- Helyar Honda) recovered from a poor qualifying session to post 2-3 results to take second overall - and in the championship - whilst Robert Muscat (Honda) took the lower step of the podium with 4-2 finishes.
Full results are posted on the results section of the website.
The next round of the series takes place in three weeks time at Milton Park near Northampton.