Motocross: Adam Sterry wraps up British MX2 title at Foxhills

KTM ace takes title despite set-backs in first two rounds

Motocross: Adam Sterry wraps up British MX2 title at Foxhills

KTM ace Adam Sterry was crowned British MX2 Champion at the Foxhills round but started his season 32 points down after missing the opening round with a broken arm. 

The Virus Performance KTM rider made his return at round two where a lack of racing let him down, and he finished seventh before showing Great Britain what champions are made of, and landing on the podium at every round after that with four round wins and two second place finishes.

“Obviously it was a childhood dream to be a British Champion. To achieve that, it has been amazing and topped off the season after everything we have been through with the broken arm in Qatar and skin graft at Lommel. Everything seemed against us, but I finally did it. It is nice to give Steve a Championship – he has helped me so much through my career,” said Sterry.

Sterry had the weight of the world on his shoulders heading into race one as he carried the red plate with a  single-point lead over Apico Husqvarna’s Steven Clarke. He knew he had work to do, as a rider that is not the biggest fan of clay tracks, and started putting in hot laps right off the bat after passing the kid who ripped the ‘holey’, Evo Tech KTM’s Jordan Divall.

As a man on a mission, Sterry already had a five-second lead over Apico Husqvarna’s Bryan MacKenzie, who had found a way by Divall before the end of lap one.

Meanwhile, on lap two, smiles soon lessened in the Apico Husqvarna pits as their number one championship contender, Clarke, threw his hands up in the air in frustration as his bike limped powerlessly to the pit area with an electrical issue.

Buildbase Honda’s Martin Barr was buried off of the start but soon found his flow as he demoralized a bunch of riders on his way to third before scrubbing a series of table tops to pass MacKenziefor second on lap four.

While the first few laps were emotionally charged with Sterry gapping it, Clarke retiring from the race, and Barr hauling butt, it soon settled down and finished in the order of Sterry taking a vital win over Barr and MacKenzie. 

In race two Verde Sports Racing’s Jake Millward pulled the holeshot ahead of Clarke and MacKenzie, who were playing for keeps in that race since Clarke had dropped back to third in the championship after ‘DNF’ing’ race one, and trailed his teammate by two points.

Clarke wasn’t going to race for anything less than a win and it came as no surprise to see him hit the boost button after he took the lead heading into the second corner as MacKenzie fell into the clutches of Martin Barr. Barr was absolutely hauling, once again. He started miles back, but just as he did in race one, passed everyone like they were standing still before railing around the outside of MacKenzie and launching past him down the hill.

Clarke rode it home for his fourth race win of the season, while Barr finished second again which was enough for his second overall victory of the season. Luke Norris was third ahead of MacKenzie and Millward. As for Sterry, he managed to charge back through the pack for seventh which was enough to see him claim his first ever British motocross title.