The long awaited final round of the AMCA British Motocross Championships arrived on October 6th. Lee Dunham and his team, Maxxis Kawasaki by LPE, travelled North with one goal - To win. Dunham required only a top 20 finish in Moto 1 to secure his 4th AMCA British Motocross title.
With pre week rain, the circuit at Norley in Cheshire was prepared fantastically and come race morning it had dried out to perfection. A perfect blue sky and a cold but blissful morning was set and looked to be perfect racing conditions for the remainder of the day.
Like no other race Dunham set about the job, posting qualifying times that were mixing places 1 and 2 respectively throughout the whole qualifying session. Eventually though on the very last lap Dunham was to eventually end up in 4th position which was still giving him a great choice of the start gate for the remainder of the day.
Moto 1 : As the riders lined up on the start line Dunham picked a 3 gates left of the centre box which produced a great line down the start straight. Unfortunately to be pushed slightly wide on the first turn. Dunham now in 7th position after lap one got his head down and began to work his way up the leader board picking off riders one by one. On the closing stages of the race Dunham was still strong producing a classy performance that sat him on the rear wheel of Brad Oleary. A back marker was the only interference stopping Dunham from making the dream race. 2nd was enough in Moto 1 to give Dunham a well-deserved Championship title.
Moto 2 : Although celebrations were going on back at camp Dunham. Lee was set on Moto 2 sporting his cool new number 1 red plates. Initially getting out of the gate like a rocket something happened to drop Dunham mid pack around the first corner. From here on in all it didn’t matter to the standings, Dunham put his head down caught and passed many riders but once in 5th it was too bigger gap to do anything about. Here Dunham cruised and stayed focused to produce a great performance.
Moto 3 : Dunham’s pit board said it all. ‘HAVE FUN’. So that’s what he did. With the track at its roughest, Dunham was hopping, tyre tapping and jumping pretty much every bump on the circuit making a rough circuit look smooth. A lap of honour at the end of the final race to end what was a truly dominant and fantastic year for the Maxxis Kawasaki by LPE pilot.
LEE DUNHAM ‘ Today was all about enjoying every minute of it. My first race was for the many supporters that came up and cheered me; I came from nowhere really and almost made it a race win. Who cares though… We’re Champions again. As always my Maxxis Kawasaki by LPE was outstanding The Kawasaki is running on new dual compound Maxxis Tyres and the combination worked perfectly. I couldn’t have achieved half as much without the teams and all our sponsors support, my family’s support and also the people that hang over the fence cheering me too. Once more it’s another dream that’s come true. Thank you to all involved’
Happy with Lee’s continued success Derek McMartin commented “Lee keeps producing great results; we are pleased with his progress on the all new Dual Compound Maxxcross tyre – A Job well done”.