Buildbase Honda is heading to FatCat Motoparc in Armthorpe, Doncaster this weekend as the team gears up for the first round of the 2013 MAXXIS ACU British Motocross Championship.
The team has a three-pronged attack this year with two-time World Motocross Champion Steve Ramon and 2012 Red Bull Pro Nationals Champion Nico Aubin competing in the MX1 class and Dave Thorpe Off Road Centre Head Coach Steve Sword contesting in MX2. Ramon and Aubin will race aboard the Honda CRF450R, while Sword – who will be competing under the “Dave Thorpe Off Road Centre” banner – will be riding his favourite CRF250R.
Following a shakedown test at FatCat a couple of weeks ago, the team, the machinery and the riders are ready to face the challenge of the 2013 season.
Dave Thorpe, Team Manager: “It’s been a long winter, so we are really looking forward to this weekend and going racing again. Looking at expectations for the weekend, being an ex-rider I don’t hang my coat all over the first round, but it would be nice if all of my riders could finish in the top six in all of their races.”
The Buildbase Honda camp at FatCat will feature a display of CRF machines from Honda and dealers will be on hand to provide information on the latest deals and owning a replica team bike.
Race Schedule – FatCat Motoparc 17 March
09.00 MX2 Qualifying One
09.40 MX2 Qualifying Two
09.55 MX1 Qualifying One
10.35 MX1 Qualifying Two
12.15 MX2 Race One
12.55 MX1 Race One
14.15 MX2 Race Two