Dylan Walsh holds Red Plate in Maxxis British MX Championship- extending points lead

Dylan Walsh holds Red Plate in Maxxis British MX Championship- extending points lead

Dylan Walsh pulled out all stops to retain Red Plate in Maxxis British MX Championship going 5-1 at Round 5 at Desert Martin in the weekend, finishing 3rd on podium and extending Overall lead by 6 points.

Dylan Walsh Maxxis British MX Championship Round 5 Photo Credit: Haggis Hartman

In true blue style, Walsh dug deep to make up for crash in Race 1 which meant coming through field from dead last to 5th at chequered, to nailing hole-shot in Race 2 and leading race from start to finish!

Racing at Desert Martin proved enjoyable experience for #53 capping off way-back success set by NZ’s Vice World MX Champion Josh Coppins who claimed victory by beating ‘The King’ Stefan Everts in MX1 2006. Not only was success sweet for Coppins who broke Everts winning streak over 13 Rounds, but also rubbed off onto Walsh at same venue.

#53: ‘Yeah the track was absolutely amazing so all day it was good racing. They had put a load of new sand around the whole track so it was mega!’

With points table close going into Maxxis ACU British MX Championship Round 5: Walsh needed solid performance to keep Red Plate and even more so when 2nd place (Buildbase Honda) rider Josh Gilbert took over the lead after finishing 4th in Race 1. With all on the line for R2, Dylan showed all what he is capable of when push comes to shove.

Dylan Wlash Maxxis British MX Championship Round 5 Photo Credit: Haggis Hartman

#53: ‘Getting that win in Moto 2 was a must do because obviously I had a start crash in Moto 1 and came from last to 5th so I needed to get as many points as possible. Moto 2 went perfect- holeshot and led every lap so I’m happy with it’.

Having achieved gap in Overall standings, Dylan remains stead-fast on up-coming weeks of training for British Rounds 6-8 along with remainder of World MX Championship Series Rounds 13-18.

With Revo Husqvarna UK Team opting out of attending GP’s of Indonesia- Dylan has bit more breathing room to make next Rounds count. And, points are still close in British: Walsh 193, Alvin Ostland 187, Bas Vaessen 169 and Josh Gilbert tied at 169.

Maxxis British MX Championship Round 6 at Hawkstone Park, July 21st, MX2 MXGP of Loket July 28th.

Header Photo Dylan Walsh Desert Martin Photo Credit: Haggis Hartman

Words: Sharon Cox.

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