Dylan Walsh heads into Maxxis British MX Round at Desert Martin this weekend

Dylan Walsh heads into Maxxis British MX Round at Desert Martin this weekend

Dylan Walsh heads into Maxxis British MX Championship Round 5 at Desert Martin this weekend, holding Red Plate sheer 1 point ahead of UK rider Josh Gilbert and 7 points ahead of Revo Husqvarna UK team-mate Alvin Ostlund.

Dylan Walsh MXGP of Germany Photo Credit: Mx July

Completing MXGP of Germany at the weekend, Dylan is so-so on results finishing credible 13th Overall, pleased with riding along with enjoying track at Teutschenthal.

#53: ‘Yeah 13th Overall isn’t what I wake up and train for but my riding was good! Just had two horrible starts but I loved the track and felt good all weekend’.

With fitness on point, Walsh heads into Desert Martin knowing the legacy attached to the venue for Kiwi Motorcross fans. It was back in 2006, NZ’s Josh Coppins raced for MX1 victory at Desert Martin going 2-1 beating ‘The King’ Stefan Everts who was on a winning streak coming into Round 13 of 15. Everts went 1-2.

More importantly for the sport’s history books, Coppins stymied Everts run for 100 GP wins, with Josh out-manouvering the later 10x World MX Champion over the tricky track conditions which changed up due to rain. A feat never to be repeated and one which holds special place for Josh, and for Dylan racing for the first time at same track venue.

Dylan Walsh MXGP of Germany Photo Credit: Mx July

#53: Yeah first for me at Dessert Martin and first round with the Red Plate. But I’ve only heard good things about this track so I’m looking forward to getting out there. I’ve heard lots of stories about this place from JC so it’s good to go there’.

With race schedule full in coming weeks- 6 back-to-back races: Maxxis Round 6 at Hawkstone, July 21st followed by MXGP of Loket, Maxxis Round 7 at Foxhill, then MXGP of Lommel, MXGP of Italy and then MXGP of Sweden- plenty for Walsh to put goals to the test.

#53: Main focus for coming weeks will be-‘Rest and recovery and try to improve heading into the next races’.

Header Photo: Dylan Walsh MXGP of Germany Photo Credit: Mx July

Words: Sharon Cox.

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