June 19th, 2019.

Round 4, 16th June 2019, KORC Sport Off-Road, Lincolnshire

Images: Lisa Williams-Holt

The fourth round of the MCF ATVs Only British XC Championship, with GML ATV, took place after a week of unusually bad weather threatened to call a halt to proceedings. However, KORC is a superb all-weather venue, and it was all systems go come Sunday.

They track team delivered a course of over 7.5km, which incorporated every type of enduro terrain even the most discerning cross-country quad racer could wish for.

Cai Evans was third in the Youth 250 class

The Youth riders went out first on Sunday morning for their 1.5-hour event in testing conditions. Lewis Humpris took his maiden victory in the 250cc Hybrid class. James Maybury looked odds on to take a third victory in the 250cc class as he was leading by seven minutes. Sadly, a mechanical failure on the last lap dropped him down the order, Ethan Best took the win on his DQR debut from Mckenzie Evans in second and Cai Evans third. Louie Holt led from start to finish to continue his winning streak in the 125 group and made it four out of four, with a debut podium for Dayton Thompson in second and Freddie Robinson completing the podium in third. The Mini Quad race, for riders aged five to nine years, took place over a shortened course for 30 minutes - it was no less of a challenge though in the tricky muddy conditions. Owain Daffydd won the 90cc class, with Beatrix Drinkwater taking the win in the 50cc category.

Zac Hull - Adult Expert

The 2.5-hour Adult’s race was next up, and the conditions even more taxing. Jamie Bone made the holeshot and, by the time they came around for lap two, he had a convincing lead, but Alex Bethell eventually made it to the front and held that position for his second win of the season in the Expert + category, with Bone in second. These were the only finishers in this class as John Robson collected a DNF and Luke Davies was absent due to becoming a new dad on the morning of the race (for which the club sends many congratulations). Another Bone took the Expert class win, in the shape of Axel, with Callum Brooks second and David Hull third.

It was a case of experience over youthful exuberance in the Clubman class. Dale Roberts made consistency pay and took the win ahead of Will Dunlop and Michael “Moose” Pittaway. In the Sportsman class, Dylan Mckenna once again showed impressive pace to win with Josh Talents in second just edging out Andrew Willcock in third. A repeat performance of the previous Round at Pool Quay.

Bradley Johnson - Adult Clubman

Shaun Wealleans took his first win in the 4x4 Lights with Clyde Thompson second and Steve Fogarty third. In the 4x4 Clubman class Danny Beckett took first place with Richard Harvey second and Stefan Cook rounding out the podium. The 4x4 expert class was as competitive as always. Simon David not only took the class win, but the overall victory on the day with a very impressive last lap to just beat Bethell to the chequered flag with a narrow margin of just over 1.5-seconds. Stuart Marley was second and Harry Hinkley, back after injury, in third.

Full results of all the races can be found at

The next round of the MCF ATVs Only British XC Championship will take place on the 14th of July in Exmoor.

Richard Harvey - 4x4 Clubman
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