Tough weekend for James
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Winscombe’s James Dodd took part in the opening round of this year’s British Motocross Championship at Doncaster.
JAMES Dodd and the TwoNineTwo Honda motocross team left Winscombe and headed to Doncaster for the opening round of this year’s British Motocross Championship.
It was always going to be a tough weekend with James competing in the ultra competitive MX1 class, which included around a dozen world championship level riders.
Qualifying didn’t go too well for James as he struggled to get to grips with the circuit, and continues to adapt to his new Honda 450cc bike, only managing to set the 36th fastest lap time.
Race one saw James start from the back, but he soon started to pick up a few positions. He continued to battle on, but by the time the finish flag was raised, 29th was as far as he could advance.
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In between races, a heavy snow storm and more rain made the conditions tricky. In race two, James made his way up to 20th and continued to push on to claim 18th place and a well earned four championship points.
This weekend sees James heading off to round two of the series at Canada Heights in Kent. Thanks as always to local sponsors, AT Motocross, County Flat Roofing, Winscombe Fish Bar, Chris Brown and AdeMX for their support.
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