SOURCE: MX LARGE
After a fantastic 2017 Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship that’s seen Graeme Irwin win the MX1 title and Martin Barr finish second in MX2 the series ended on a low note for Buildbase Honda at the eighth and final round at Foxhill on Sunday.
Martin’s day finished prematurely with a huge crash in the opening MX2 moto while Graeme, who decided to ride both MX1 and MX2 classes at the spectacular Wiltshire circuit – scene of many epic British GPs in the 1990s, was forced to pull out after two races through illness.
The day started positively for the team with Martin posting the top time in qualifying in MX2 and Graeme, despite a week-long illness, matching his team-mate’s pole position in MX1 and also putting in the sixth fastest time in MX2.
Martin then pulled a huge holeshot on his CRF250R in the first MX2 moto. After leading for seven laps he was pushed back to second before crashing heavily on one of the dramatic downhills that Foxhill’s famous for.
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Article / post by: Geoff Meyer