Pocock and Simpson extend leads at Swanley circuit

4:12pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

Mel Pocock and Shaun Simpson extended their respective class leads in the Maxxis ACU British Moto cross championship in hot conditions at Swanley’s Canada Heights circuit on Sunday.

In the MX2 category Pocock returned 1-2-3 race results.

The main title challenger Matiss Karro found himself on the floor within the first 30m of the opening race.

He had to play catch up and carve through the pack for an eventual eighth place finish.

However, the Latvian made no mistake in the second and third events by enjoying two race wins to limit the damage.

At the halfway stage of the season Pocock now heads Karro by six points.

Neville Bradshaw rode hard and consistent for the lower step of the podium with 3-4-5 moto finishes.

In the MX1 class red plate holder Simpson was beaten by the speed of Jake Nicholls, but the Scotsman reversed the result in moto two.

However, Nicholls crashed on the third bend of the final race and came from last to eighth, again to limit the damage at the half way stage of the season. In front of a large enthusiastic crowd who witnessed some tight racing during the day.

Current Champion Kristian Whatley looked like being the only other rider to match the speed of the KTM pairing until Gert Krestinov stayed with Simpson for three quarters of the final moto before being relegated to third by the hard charging Whatley.

A selection of pictures below have been submitted by organisers Sidcup MCC and Dave Rich.

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