Ultimate Wheels Honda – MX 202122/06/2021
Round 4 – Norley
Joe H was first out in the Mx2. He was feeling good heading into this meeting with his bike feeling much better. Unfortunately on lap 3 of practice/qualifying he took a little tumble nothing major, but he got hit by another rider resulting in a broken scapular and fractured spine. Hopefully will have him back for Brookthorpe in 6 weeks time.
Out next was the CRF450 boys Adam, James and Mark.
James got out to a flyer setting pole and filling himself with confidence heading into moto1, Adam set 6th fastest time another good position for gate pick come race time and Mark set 15th fastest which he wasn’t happy with but struggled to get a clean lap in.
James brought home a very good 5th place finish after starting well outside the top 10.
Adam finished P11 which was a shame as he was running P4 for a long time but a mistake cost him.
Mark eventually brought home P18 after a hard battle from outside the top 20. unfortunately for mark he is still struggling with a back problem from a previous crash.
James had a tremendous start running P3 for most of the race but made a hard charge in the latter part of the moto to take the top position, but with a last lap pass by Ashley greedy it demoted him to P2, but still a great result.
Adam had another solid moto bringing home P6 which he really wasn’t happy about and was struggling with bike set up on the demanding Norley race circuit.
Mark was in survival mode clearly in pain and the bike had a rear shock issue, it was just one of those days for him bringing home P23.
James had another consistent ride bringing home P4 and a podium for the ultimate wheels honda team again. Well done James.
Adam had a much more settled ride in the last, not really enjoying the track but salvaging good points for P5 and P6 overall.
Mark had to take a spare bike out for the last moto which wasn’t set for him and he struggled from the get go and unfortunately had a DNF. heal up and come back stronger for Hawkestone.
After a few more confidence building rides ahead of this weeks championship Sean Reynolds was ready to go. Heading out into quali he managed a great 13th place going into moto 1.
Not a great start outside the top 15 but he knuckled down and started to get to work, with a hard charge all moto he managed P12.
Was going okay not a great start again but was working hard in P14 and making moves but a big off put a dampener on all his hard work putting him in P23.
DNS due to the race 2 crash.
Overall not a bad weekend for the team, we are still in contention and very much looking forward to a Championship standard track come Hawkestone.
Round 3 – Warmingham Lane
Mx1 riders did not disappoint this weekend. They all rode out of there skin and put on a display to be proud of. On Saturday all three riders started well and ended well with Adam Chatfield making the podium in 3rd position, James Dodd 4th and Mark young 8th. Which was very good going on a hard dusty but also wet track at times.
On Sunday the boys came out swinging again and produced some of the best racing over the weekend and was great to see, Adam and James managed to make the podium yet again coming 2nd and 3rd. Mark young got T-boned in race one putting him in pain for the rest of the day and just riding smart for points.
We now have Adam sitting 4th in the championship, James Dodd is now sitting 5th and Mark Young is now lying in 9th.
VETS rider, Sean Reynolds, had a mixed weekend. He was not keen on the track conditions and with a massive crash in Moto 2 it put him out for the rest of the weekend.
Mx2 debut for Joe Haskayne went cant what only be described as terrible. From the get go he struggled and he said his bike was un-rideable due to the suspension being well off and couldn’t string a decent lap together without feeling uncomfortable. So back to the drawing board for him to get his bike set up correctly and try get used to it before the next round at norley.
Round 1 – Boraston Race Circuit
Adam Chatfield was added to the team, and he started his debut with Ultimate Wheels Honda this weekend!
The weekend started badly, with our 125 riders bikes getting stolen early hours Sunday morning from the circuit which left the team in a state of shock and no bike for Joe to ride!
Vet rider Sean Reynolds, who had the joy of being on track first, struggled to get one clean lap in, especially after the recent down pours. Struggling to get a rhythm all day, he still knuckled down and brought home a 22nd and 27th.
James, Mark and Adam all put in a solid qualifying session on a very sticky and messy track. James went P4, Adam P8 and Mark P10 setting the Team up nicely for a good days racing.
Mark came out swinging with a tremendous start running P3 while Adam and James were both deep outside the top 10 with a lot of work to do. Mark was riding well but got a little tight mid moto and with little bike time lacked a little race fitness but he brought home a well deserved 7th place. Adam and James both worked there butts off all race, making a lot of passes on a very technical track. Adam ended up bringing home 5th, while James took 9th.
This was a real test for the riders, the ruts were deep and the track was very technical.
The gate drops, James and Adam get out to a flyer both inside the top 5 while Mark was just shy of the top 10. By the end of lap 1, James makes the move to head into P1 Adam moves into P3 while Mark is in P10. James rode an absolutely faultless race making the track look very easy and brought home the race win. Adam was on for a podium finish but unfortunately a lapper cost him a few places in the last few laps and he ends up bringing home a 5th place finish. Mark rode another great race, a few little tweaks here and there and we will definitely be at the Sharpe end P14.
Well done today to all the riders, you all rode fantastic! Roll on Round Two.
2021 Team Announcement
James Dodd MX1
Back for another year, the ultra consistent James Dodd. The team really believe the all new CRF 450 could be the weapon to take him to the top step of the podium. Good luck this season!
Mark Young MX1
Back for his second year is Mark Young. This time on the CRF 450 machine. We can’t wait to see what Mark can do on this bike, he has always preferred the bigger cc bike and we are ready for Mark to show his true potential this year. Good luck this season!
Tommy Alba MX1
New Rider Alert! We would like to welcome the ultra talented Tommy Alba to the Ultimate Wheels Honda team. The team are very excited to have Tommy on board. With the team on side Tommy has everything he needs to succeed this year and can give him the best opportunity to really showcase his talents. Good luck this season!
Joe Haskayne 125
New Rider Alert! This rider you will probably know more for his photography, but he has decided to have a go himself and we were more than happy to help him out. Joe has been out the sport for many years last completing a full season in 2006, but he is making good progress at the moment and just needs bike time. Good luck this season!