Another podium winning weekend

Team Green Youth riders Ben Mustoe and Bobby Bruce were in race action at the weekend and both of them ended the weekend stood on the podium. Both were making their outdoor MX debut for the team at national level after they both successfully finished second in the respective classes in the UK Arenacross series this winter.

Ben had a stellar weekend, winning the opening round of the BSMA Bridgestone Nationals on his KX65 and putting a Kawasaki on top in the class in our first year of running a 65cc on our revised programme. Great work Ben.

Bobby Bruce was also racing his first outdoor MX national for the team after being signed up for 2017 and he didn't disappoint. After taking a couple of wins in the UK Arenacross tour Bobby has hit the ground running since joining the team and he once again showed his potential with a third place overall in the Big Wheeled 85cc class at the opening round of the Thor British Youth Nationals.

Team Manager - Jeff Perrett

“It was another good weekend for us, albeit with just two of the team riders racing. Both Lewis and Dylan are predominately focusing on the Maxxis British and Michelin MX Nationals, which is more than enough and of course Kacey is out for the season with his knee injury. So it will just be Bobby competing in the Thor British Nationals and he did well and got off to a solid start with third overall. If it wasn't for a tangle of bars off the start in one moto it could've maybe been even better. It was good to see his grit and determination in that one though, because he was so far behind after that but pushed on up to eighth. He's still getting used to the KX a little and we're still working towards finding the ideal setting for him. We're not far away, we just need a couple more test days with him and we'll find that moment when it really clicks. Then he'll have an even stronger shout at race wins. He already has the pace to win, but with a little more confidence and feel in the bike and slightly better starts he'll be a contender and I'm really pleased about that because he's still only 12 years old and one of the youngest in his class.

Ben was awesome this weekend, and both he, his parents and his coach Lee Dunham should be really proud. I'm excited that in our first year of running a Kawasaki KX65 on the programme since revitalising the team he's gone out and taken race wins at the Arenacross and now outdoors. It wasn't just the fact he won at the weekend, he was pretty dominant in his performance and showed that, just like in America, the KX65 is a bike that is more than capable of winning races. This is hopefully the early steps in pushing on and building the KX65 programme with great success. I know this win has opened a few peoples eyes to Ben's ability and also the bike's. It's awesome for him and great for us.”

Bobby Bruce - #579 Big Wheeled KX85

“It was good to get racing outdoors again. I've only had one warm up race really because we've been doing the Arenacross series and the weather has also messed us up a few times. I loved being back out there. I'm happy with third for the opening round with where we're at. I know I'm going to get more and more comfortable on my bike and it's just going to get better and better. It's already ripping and Jason Knight has done an awesome job on the motor and I know there's more changes we can make to it even better. I feel right at home on the team, it's so cool and really friendly and relaxed. We're going testing again soon and then we have the first round of the MX Nationals and I'm really looking forward to that. It's a series I want to win and will be giving it 100%.”

Ben Mustoe - #3 KX65

“I really enjoyed it this weekend. It's so cool to win, I like it! There was a lot of people coming up to me and saying 'well done' and asking my dad and Lee about the bike so that's cool. It's awesome being on Team Green too. I loved it at the Arenacross, being around all my teammates and the pros. Everyone is so helpful so I want to do my best and try and be a Team Green rider for a long time. I want to also thank my family and Lee (Dunham) for all the help and hard work they do for me. I couldn't win without them.”

Ben Mustoe

Bobby Bruce