On the weekend of the 22nd September, Lee Dunham and Team Maxxis Kawasaki by LPE travelled around the M25 to attend the penultimate round of the 2013 AMCA Mx1 British Championships which was held at Swanley in Kent at the famous Canada Heights immaculately prepared wooded circuit.
After a typically classy and consistant full house of podium finishes. 3 overall wins and to date only 2 race finishes being out of the top 3 placings all season long as well as just finishing top 3 in the european Standings Dunham entered Canada Heights posisitve, confident and also 128 points clear at the top of the standings.
A long winded qualifying session which orignially saw Dunham at the top of the list even when the chequered flag was out. Then saw an added 5 minutes onto the timing board of which were not too sure why. Either way now 2nd in qualying saw Dunham with a really good choice of start gate pick for the remainder of the day.
Moto 1 : Dunham kicked the day off in style, After heading around the first lap in 3rd position, Dunham made light work of passing the second place rider before charging with Brad Oleary and thus the pair distanced themselves from the chasing pack both knocking their lap times down 2 seconds faster than the rest of the field. Dunham finished 2nd
Moto 2 : After an initial race red flag moto 2 set off again, this time a race late. However the disruption to routine did not effect Dunham as he scored to a fantastic holeshot. Dunham led for half the race before a persistant Oleary found a way past. A like moto 1, Dunham and Oleary set the field alight with a blistering pace that saw them distance themselfs from the rest of the field.
Moto 3 : Two seconds were not good enough for Dunham, He initially gated in 3rd place behind Saun Pearce and Luke Meredith. Within just 2 laps dunham had caught and passed both riders and was now set about putting in the fastest lap of the race and createing a gap large enough that saw Dunham have a troubled free and strong final race and a well deserved moto 3 win.
Lee Dunham is now 161 points clear at the top of the MX1 AMCA British Championships. Requiring a top 20 finish in moto 1 to record his 4th British Championship. His 3rd for Maxxis Tyres, His 5th title for LPE and his 8th for Kawasaki Motors UK
LEE DUNHAM: “Today proves my 2014 Kawasaki 450, my new Maxxis Tyres and my RTS engine/KB suspension set up is fantastic. The track was excellent, it was technical, fast and rutted and it suited me down to the groud. Ive worked so hard to get my bike fitness, and strength technical aspects to where they are and im enjoying each lap on the bike. Thanks to Apico and Answer for kitting me out in some new 2014 Answer threads. We now have a week off before the final round at Norley. Bring it on”