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By woodbridgedmcc, Jul 19 2021 02:28PM

Woodbridge and DMCC are pleased to announce that GH Motorcycles and G & B Finch Ltd have become event sponsors for the forthcoming round of the Revo ACU British Motocross Championship fuelled by Gulf Race Fuels Blaxhall on Sunday 8th August.

GH Motorcycles was established in 1984 and is one of the UK’s leading Off-Road motorcycle dealers. The business was started over 35 years ago, by the current managing director, Gavin Hockey after finishing his schoolboy motocross career. The budding new business initially focused on the small bike learner market and expanded over the years to specialise in off-road motorcycles from their Colchester town centre location.

Today they offer the latest in Motocross and Enduro models from World recognised quality brands, including three of the top franchises in the country Husqvarna, Yamaha, Suzuki and a wide choice of used motocross and enduro bikes all of which come with a 30-day engine warranty.

Alongside a range of new and used bike GH Motorcycles sell products from world famous brands such as Fox, Alpinestars, Acerbis, Putoline, 100%, Leatt, Pod knee braces, EVS protection, Michelin Tyres, Renthal, Matrix, to name but a few in their well-stocked clothing and accessories department, making GH Motorcycles your one stop shop for your off-road motorcycle needs.

Also sponsoring the event alongside GH Motorcycles is Essex based Haulage Company G & B Finch Ltd who have been a long-term sponsor of the local GH Motorcycle race team. G & B Finch is a family run business which was established in 1969, starting with an Allis-Chalmers crawler, a plough and hard work. Gerald Finch worked tirelessly with the support of his wife Barbara and son Steven to create the company that G & B Finch Limited is today and is well known throughout the South east and runs a fleet of trucks and plant totalling over 120 vehicles.

In the earlier days, the company specialised in plant hire, then haulage and today headed by Steven Finch has added demolition, concrete crushing and screening, recycling, quarrying and equestrian design and build to its CV and can supply just about any service to the construction industry with a quality service to the customer.

The company has a strong family ethos running through it with seven members of the family working for the company and is run by third-generation family. With over 50 years of experience, G & B Finch have gained a great reputation as reliable industry leaders and G & B Finch strive to offer quality and professional services.

Speaking of behalf of the Woodbridge and DMCC, Richard Blyth mentioned that “As a club we are very pleased to have two local companies such as GH Motorcycles and G & B Finch join us for the first time as event sponsors. Gavin and GH Motorcycles have supported the event at Blaxhall since 2015 with a dealer display stand and seen the event grow each year and this year, they will again be bringing a selection of new bikes to display and some of the latest products, while G & B Finch are looking to have a very special vehicle on display”.

Online Tickets can be purchased for the event from the Woodbridge DMCC website www.woodbridgemcc.co.uk and going to the ‘MXGB Tickets’ tab on the menu or by going to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/revo-acu-british-motocross-championship-fuelled-by-gulf-race-fuels-rd-5-tickets-161658229115.


By woodbridgedmcc, Jun 30 2021 03:00PM

The Woodbridge and DMCC are pleased to announce that the Club will be working with Eventbrite as the exclusive ticket partner for round 5 of the Revo British Motocross Championship fuelled by Gulf Race Fuels at the Blaxhall Circuit near Woodbridge on Sunday August 8th.


The online ticket sales will allow fans to purchase tickets in advance and guarantee their place at the event, while provide the club with a fully auditable ticket count to ensure that the current Government guidance limiting spectators to 4,000 is adhered to in compliance with the Covid-19 restrictions.


Tickets will be provided as an eticket with a QR code which will be scanned at the entrance on arrival.


Tickets go on sale at 8am on Thursday 1st July and can be purchased from the Woodbridge DMCC website www.woodbridgemcc.co.uk and going to the ‘MXGB Tickets’ tab on the menu or by going to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/revo-acu-british-motocross-championship-fuelled-by-gulf-race-fuels-rd-5-tickets-161658229115. As a club we would encourage fans to purchase advanced tickets in the event that restrictions are not eased and that we may not be able to facilitate purchasing tickets on the day.


The Woodbridge DMCC would like to remind fans that spectator camping is available on the Saturday evening but will be limited in number and will be Strictly by Pre-Booking only, Camping Passes will be available on the Online Ticket system and are charged on a 1 pass per vehicle basis.


Spectators are reminded that when travelling to the event please use the postcode IP17 1LG and then follow the event signs to the venue entrance.


By woodbridgedmcc, Jun 22 2021 05:00PM

The ACU, RHL Activities and the Woodbridge and DMCC would like to confirm the date for the Blaxhall round of the Revo ACU British Motocross Championship Fuelled by Gulf Race Fuels.


Following the recent update to the FIM World Motocross Championship calendar, issued by Infront, which saw the Latvian GP moved to the 8th August. RHL Activities and Woodbridge and DMCC (event organiser) confirm the Blaxhall date of Sunday 8th August will remain.


With the current domestic calendar being very overcrowded both RHL and the Woodbridge club are keen to avoid another potential clash with other National Championships in the UK and as there is still the uncertainty around the Covid-19 pandemic in areas of Europe, it is possible that the World Championship calendar could change once again.


Speaking on behalf of Woodbridge DMCC, Richard Blyth commented 'As a club we have been working on planning for this event since back in March and have secured many event Sponsors and Traders for the 8th August date, and the risk of losing these due to a date change is too great for the club financially. We have also gained approval from local authorities for the current date and made final arrangements with our medical company. We look forward to seeing everyone at Blaxhall on the 8th August and look forward to announcing details of the Advanced Ticket sales very soon.’


Gareth Hockey, Director of RHL Activities Ltd “We have tried not to clash with the FIM Motocross World Championship, however we have hit a clash with our planned British round in August at Blaxhall, following Infront’s announcement last week. We have to put the club and riders first, which is why the decision has been made to run the event as planned on Sunday August 8th.


We would like to thank the ACU, RHL Activities, Woodbridge DMCC along with the teams, riders, partners, and fans for their continued support and understanding.


By woodbridgedmcc, Jun 1 2021 09:39AM

Woodbridge MCC hosted round three of the Eastern Centre Motocross Championships, sponsored by Instanda and Stebbings Car Superstore on Sunday. Held in fine sunny conditions, the Blaxhall circuit was prepped to perfection and a large crowd enjoyed watching the action packed fifteen race programme.


Following the timed practise sessions, the 200 riders were put into the five race groups, with the fastest 40 making up the points scoring premier class.


Race one of the Premier group saw Kawasaki rider, Luke Parker, storming to the front, but Luke Benstead (GH Husqvarna), took over at the front on lap two, and was never headed throughout the twenty minute long race. 2019 champion, Lewis Tombs, (Banks Honda), managed to pass Parker, but could not get within striking distance to challenge the on-form Benstead. Declan Whittle took his Lings Husqvarna to fourth at the finish, followed by Braintree's Josh Peters, with Ben Cole rounding out the top six. The first Junior grade rider to cross the finish line was fifteen-year-old Bayliss Utting, riding the little 125cc Husqvarna, into a fine 10th place.


The second Premier class race saw lots of drama. Luke Parker once again led the forty strong pack, chased hard by Tombs, with Benstead right at the back of the field. Parker led for ten minutes until Tombs took over at the front. Parker held on to second place, chased by his two fellow Norfolk based riders, Ben Cole and Whittle, but all eyes were on the progress of Benstead, who was scything his way through the pack at a furious pace. At the end of lap one, he was already in 16th place, then, two laps later, he was into 7th position. On lap six, Benstead passed both Whittle and Cole to move to 3rd place, and at the end of twenty minutes, he had almost caught Parker, but had to settle for 20 points in 3rd place. At the finish it was Tombs, Parker, Benstead and Whittle, with Peters and Reece Martin making up the top six. Another brilliant ride from young Utting saw him the first Junior home again, this time in 13th place. Second best Junior was Kent rider, Ryan Matthews in 16th, closely followed by sixteen year old Callum Murfitt.


Benstead stormed to the front of the third and final race and demonstrated his liking for the Blaxhall circuit by building up a huge lead. At the halfway point, he was already lapping riders, and had lapped up to 12th place at the end of an action-packed day. Ben Cole held second place for a couple of laps until passed by Tombs. Luke Parker had stalled his Pope Kawasaki at the start, but fought through to 3rd at the finish, followed by another good ride by Whittle for 4th place. Cole ended his day with a 5th place, ahead of the consistent Josh Peters, (Gabriel KTM). Young Callum Murfitt led the junior grade riders for most of the race but was passed by Bayliss Utting on the penultimate lap. Utting finished in a creditable14th place and scored the maximum 75 points in the Junior championship points tally.


In the A Group support races, enduro star, Jamie Roper took the overall win. Roper won the first two moto's from veteran John Hinz, but after a sluggish start in race three, had to settle for second place. Hinz dominated the race, finishing over twenty seconds ahead of the rest. Consistent riding from Robert Baldry, Gareth Lane and Ben Gilbert saw them 3rd, 4th and 5th in the overall standings.


Local Woodbridge club member, Mark Hunt, easily won all three Group B races, and Tyrone Tugwell took his Kawasaki to second overall with a 5th and two 2nd place finishes.


Yamaha rider Philip Waldron had two wins and a second place to clinch the overall in Group C, with Vince Snell, who was racing for the first time after an absence of fourteen years, taking the 2nd spot with three good rides. Zac Roberts had a race win and a 2nd place, but a lowly 16th place in the third leg, ruined his overall chances.


The Group D support races saw Christian White narrowly taking the overall win from Jody Cutler and Shaun Tacey.


Round Three Eastern Centre Motocross Championships.

Results


Premier Class Experts Overall. 1st Luke Benstead GH Husqvarna, 2nd Lewis Tombs Banks Honda, 3rd Luke Parker Pope Kawasaki, 4th Declan Whittle Lings Husqvarna, 5th Josh Peters Gabriel KTM, 6th Ben Cole GH Husqvarna.


Premier Class Juniors Overall. 1st Bayliss Utting Husqvarna, 2nd Callum Murfitt KTM, 3rd Ryan Gardiner Yamaha, 4th Ryan Matthews KTM,5th Archie Fisher KTM, 6th Matt French KTM


Group A supports. 1st Jamie Roper KTM, 2nd John Hinz Yamaha, 3rd Robert Baldry KTM,4th Gareth Lane KTM, 5th Ben Gilbert Yamaha, 6th Mark Goodson Husqvarna


Group B supports. 1st Mark Hunt Husqvarna, 2nd Tyrone Tugwell Kawasaki , 3rd Dan Lee Husqvarna, 4th Kyle Wilby 5th Josh Warren Husqvarna, 6th Josh Sturman Husqvarna


Group C supports. 1st Philip Waldron Yamaha, 2nd Vince Snell KTM, 3rd Reece Horne Kawasaki, 4th Sam Cushion Kawasaki, 5th Zac Roberts Honda, 6th Reece Gill Kawasaki


Group D supports. 1st Christian White Honda, 2nd Jody Cutler Honda, 3rd Shaun Tacey Honda, 4th Adam Groom Honda, 5th Mark Hegarty Yamaha, 6th William McCrae Honda


Championship positions after round 3

Experts. Tombs 216, Parker 181, Whittle 168, Cole 135, Benstead 132, Martin 124

Juniors. Gardiner 174, Murfitt 159, French 146, Fisher 116, Clark 96, Bunkle 93


Report from Charlie Ralph

Photo by Richard Blyth – Image Rich Media