Honda Xtreme Academy Riders Dominate At Desertmartin BYMX

Lewis Lloyd

UK Xtreme Academy riders enjoyed a strong outing at Desertmartin, Northern Ireland last weekend as they dominated the big wheel 85 class with riders Matthew Callaghan, Brad Todd and Robert Davidson taking the top three overall podium positions in the main BYMX class.

With all five races being won by Honda riders over the two days, it was Callaghan who took his first ever race win on Saturday as well as both races on Sunday and the overall in both the ACU BYMX and Xtreme Academy class. Xtreme Academy series leader Brad Todd enjoyed two wins on Saturday, but having had a coming together in the last race of Sunday he ended the day in second overall, although he took the lead of the main BYMX series by two points with one round to go. Robert Davidson enjoyed a consistent weekend to take the final spot on the podium. There are now four Honda riders in the top five of the series after a number of recent strong performances.

Interestingly last year’s Xtreme Academy Champion and BYMX big wheel winner Adam Sterry won the overall in the BYMX Open Youth Class aboard his CRF250R and is now equal first in the series with one round to go.

UK Riders can now look forward to the training school next week being held in Lincolnshire with Honda pro racers Evgeny Bobryshev, Rui Goncalves, Shaun Simpson and Brad Anderson along with Xtreme Academy trainer Brian Jorgensen. More information can be found at www.revracing.co.uk and the event is available to all under 18 CRF riders.

Following that we head to the Italian final where CRF150R riders Nicholas Lumina and Davide Cislaghi will be battling it out for the Italian minicross series as well as the Xtreme Academy Championship title at the famous Grand Prix track, Faenza. The winners of the Xtreme Academy, which is exclusive to Honda CRF150R riders in countries across Europe, will be awarded with a number of exciting prizes from its series sponsors.

More information, pictures and news can be found by logging on to: www.hondaproracing.com/xtreme-academy

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