Beamish MX News


Sep

20

2015
Michelin MX Nationals – Final Round – Wildcard Entry – Canada Heights

Michelin MX Nationals – Final Round – Wildcard Entry – Canada Heights

Conditions – Mixture of sand base and hard pack. Deep ruts.   The Beamish boys made a wildcard entry into the final round of the MX Nationals Series which they will be contesting in 2016. This was to get a feel for the competition at this level.   Both boys rode well, Charlie again outdoing our expected position and battled in the top ten all...

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Aug

22

2015
GT Cup National Series – Round 7 (final round) – Pontrilas

GT Cup National Series – Round 7 (final round) – Pontrilas

    Conditions – Hard packed red soil.   Back racing with the full Beamish Team after a speedy recovery from Oliver’s broken collarbone, both boys were keen to finish the Championship as best they could.   Charlie qualified 15th fastest and Ollie 18th which gave them both a fair pick of the start gate. Charlie tried hard though didn’t feel he could get on...

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Jul

19

2015
GT Cup National Series – Round 6  –  Fat Cats Moto Park

GT Cup National Series – Round 6 – Fat Cats Moto Park

  Conditions – Fast sandy circuit   Just one of the Beamish Boys racing this weekend due to Oliver, unfortunately, breaking his collar bone during a school rugby match! However, Charlie flies the flag well with, yet again, his best results of the year. He qualifies well in timed training with eleventh place. He finishes 11th in the first race, followed by two 10th places,...

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Jun

27

2015
GT Cup National Series – Round 5 Mildenhall

GT Cup National Series – Round 5 Mildenhall

Conditions – Sandy surface with firm under layer.   Another good consistent weekend for the Beamish Boys, continuing to make steady progress. Charlie makes some good starts this weekend and spends a lot more time racing within the top ten, gradually feeling more at home amongst the quicker riders. He ends up posting a consistent set of results, 15-14-13-15 that leaves him in 13th place...

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Jun

06

2015
GT Cup National Series – Round 4 Hilton Park

GT Cup National Series – Round 4 Hilton Park

Conditions – Deep sand in most areas with big pebbly rocks on others.   A decent weekend of progress for the Beamish boys at Hilton Park for the fourth round of seven. The weather was good all weekend and made for some great racing.   Charlie has made some big progress with his sand riding and is starting to really enjoy the challenge that it...

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May

17

2015
Sand Practice – Dunkerque, France

Sand Practice – Dunkerque, France

Conditions – Deep sand. A weekend spent learning the sand riding technique some more, in readiness for future GT Cup rounds. Some quality time was spent getting to grips with the sand and big improvements were made by both boys this trip.


May

10

2015
Portsmouth Club Event – Bere Regis

Portsmouth Club Event – Bere Regis

Conditions – Hard pack chalky/clay soil. Another decent day at the office. Charlie chased a fellow National Rookie rider home all day for three 2nd place finishes trying to run a good race pace without taking unnecessary risks. He came away with a solid 2nd place overall and a good workout. Ollie also had to chase hard all day for three 3rd place finishes and...

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May

02

2015
GT Cup National Series – Round 3 Landrake

GT Cup National Series – Round 3 Landrake

Conditions – Hard packed clay mud, drizzly showers both days making conditions vary from grippy to slick. Both the Beamish Boys had been looking forward to round three on a harder base that they feel more at home on. The constant drizzle showers made things a little trickier, but both were rewarded with their best finishes to date on the bigger bikes. Charlie had to...

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Apr

12

2015
Portsmouth Club Event – Marshfield

Portsmouth Club Event – Marshfield

Conditions – Hardpacked, fast circuit with good hills and jumps. The first trip of the season back to a club level event, so was great for the Beamish boys to find themselves right at the sharp end of the pack. Charlie had three good wins which he had to work hard for against two other National event riders. He dealt with constant pressure well and...

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Apr

04

2015
GT Cup National Series – Round 2 Preston Docks

GT Cup National Series – Round 2 Preston Docks

Conditions – Soft sand, starting wet on Saturday and drying over the course of the weekend. Round 2 saw the Beamish boys making small but positive improvements from round 1. Charlie’s confidence with the bigger bike is growing and is now wanting to be among the faster front runners. This showed with three out of four being good starts and running a much higher pace...

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