Electric X racing thrust itself on the UK dirt bike scene as the first-ever EXGB event fired into life at the Wheeldon Off-Road Centre in Devon with the opening rounds of the inaugural British Indoor Electric X Championship at the weekend.
IT'S ALL IN THE EYES
Over 100 riders from the ages of 3 upwards ripped around the Indoor venue in one of the World’s first all-Electric Off-Road Bike events, covering all ages of racer and type of bike.
The Mini-E Category for riders between 4 and 7 years of age saw a great lineup, mainly of OSET MX-10 bikes. Levison Usher and Blue Bishop shared the victories, with two apiece on Sunday, but Levison, with two seconds, had the edge and took victory on the day ahead of Blue. Ethan Kentch rode well for third.
On Sunday, Blue came to the fore and took the maximum three wins from three to claim the round 2 spoils and take the FMF Vision Goggles home as the Super Winner. Levison would still finish second on the day, with Ethan Kentch and Dexter Bowers in joint third.
A massive well done needs to go in this class to Toby Wilson, Keyan Parry and Charlotte Cooke for riding excellently in their first-ever race meetings.
Austin Roberts stormed to a triumphant double in the OSET 12.5 class fending off Ellis Gaines, who took second on Saturday with Archie Pearce and Logan Thornton in joint third, while on Sunday Roberts had Archie in second with Ellis third and Logan Fourth. Austin would also claim the FMF Goggles by scoring the most points over the two days.
TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL
Ian and Louise Smith, the founders of OSET BIKES LTD paid EXGB a visit to see what it was all about. Louise said ' It was great to see the family atmosphere that EXGB have managed to create with this new venture. It was not dissimilar to our own OSET CUP EVENTS but with an ELECTRIC CROSS twist. Ian and I had a great time and it was a pleasure to meet Paul and his team. EXGB have more events planned with classes for OSET BIKES which is just great. Visit the EXGB website for more details. EXGB – Electric Off-Road Bike Racing
Everyone at EXGB & the Steel Hawk Motorcycle Club would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came out and raced with us and all of the families, friends and spectators who helped to create such a great and supportive atmosphere for the little racers (and the big ones) at our first EXGB event!
British Indoor Electric X Championship – Round 1
1st Levison Usher – 30 pts
2nd Blue Bishop – 28 pts
3rd Ethan Kentch – 25 pts
4th Dexter Bowers – 20 pts
5th Toby Wilson – 17 pts
6th Keyan Parry – 12 pts
7th Charlotte Cooke – 6pts
1st Austin Roberts – 32 pts
2nd Ellis Gaines – 26 pts
3rd Archie Pearce – 17 pts
3rd Logan Thornton – 17 pts
British Indoor Electric X Championship – Round 2
1st Blue Bishop – 24 pts
2nd Levison Usher – 19 pts
3rd Ethan Kentch – 17 pts
3rd Dexter Bowers – 17 pts
5th Toby Wilson – 12 pts
6th Keyan Parry – 9 pts
7th Charlotte Cooke – 4 pts
FMF Vision Super Winner – Blue Bishop
1st Austin Roberts – 24 pts
2nd Archie Pearce – 21 pts
3rd Ellis Gaines – 17 pts
4th Logan Thornton – 16 pts
FMF Vision Super Winner – Austin Roberts