Brandon Love – Landrake MX Nationals –  Round 2

Landrake is a great track, hardpack but also a bit stony set in a valley, a good mix of an old school track layout but with newer style. Long hills, short sharp hills, step downs and sweeping off camber corners. 

Practice & Qualifying (12 minutes) 5 laps learn the track and lay down a good time for gate pick over the course of the weekend. I was happy enough with my riding but wasn’t brave enough on the hills under braking and acceleration, 30th was all I could manage but still an improvement from round 1 at Fatcats Moto Park. 

Race One – Saturday (15 minutes + 1) I got boxed in at the start but managed to make a few passes on the first lap, sadly the race ended up being red flagged as some riders come together on the large table. A short wait and we were re-lined up with a short race time of 12 minutes, unfortunately myself and a couple of other riders got caught up putting us near the back but I managed to get up into 27th, so all on all was pleased.

Race Two – Saturday (15 minutes + 1) The track was much rougher than previous, I had slightly better start got cornered  off slightly around the long right hander, by the end of the race I managed to find some better lines and catch the next group of rides just in front which placed me 25th

Race One – Sunday (15 minutes + 1) The weather made a dramatic change overnight bringing continuous rain! Making the track slicker than the previous day but still  good too ride, a good start and feeling more comfortable on the track I had my highest placed result of the weekend finishing 22nd 

Race Two – Sunday (15 minutes + 1) With the rain continuing the conditions had changed entirely from the earlier race,  spinning off the gate, riders and bikes falling all over the place, I have never experienced riding anything this difficult, big ruts causing riders to get stuck on the downhills and uphill’s, I managed to push myself for two laps and realised I was completely out of my depth and pulled off saving myself and the bike for another day! 

A special mention to all the medics and marshals for keeping everyone as safe as possible as I know the conditions were very challenging for most.

Next steps for me – A few practice days to gain a bit more confidence on the rougher conditions and preparation for round 3 in Ling at the end of May! Thanks again to Freestyle for all their help and support!

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Welcome to the Freestyle Ambassador programme for 2022! We love to support local riders, racing is more than just a hobby, it’s a passion, a lifestyle, a dream! Whether you are an experienced rider, working during the week to get yourself onto that start line at the weekends, or a young rising star at the start of your journey to the top, we are here to help.

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