And the podiums keep rolling in….

It was another successful outing for Team Green Youth MX at the opening round of the Michelin MX Nationals at Preston Docks MX circuit this past weekend.

Lewis Hall carried on where he left off at the opening round of the Maxxis MXY2 British championship to convincingly win all four motos and take the overall victory and now leads both series. Bobby Bruce took his KX85 to third overall in the Big Wheeled class and took his first outdoor moto win of 2017 with a superb ride in the last moto. There were tougher times for Dylan Woodcock however as he gets to grips with pro racing in the MX2 class. A poor start in the opening moto made it tough and then a technical issue saw him retire from moto 2.

Jeff Perrett - Team Manager

“It was good to get the Michelin MX Nationals off and running after they correctly cancelled what would've been the first round at Fatcat. The track was in great shape and really tough so naturally I'm pleased that we've got off to a pretty decent start in challenging conditions. Bobby rode great. We're a little behind the eight ball in that compared to most of his competitors we haven't had as much outdoor preparation due to racing the Arenacross series, so it's good to see Bobby making progress each and every time he rides. There's definitely more to come. To get a moto win early in the season in his first year in the big wheeled class will give him an extra shot in the arm too and we've still got testing lined up with the bike that may help even more.

Lewis was phenomenal. For a 14 year old kid to be performing like he is shows what lies ahead if he can still healthy. He's now riding with a maturity beyond his years regarding his race craft and management of the situation. Not only did he ride blindingly quick, he rode smart. His speed and endurance is right up there. When he had to switch it on in the last moto once he got in the lead to pull away he set a lap time that would've seen him in the top 5 in MX2 pros. That tells you what you need to know about his raw speed. I genuinely love watching him ride and race, you can't help but feel proud to be working with the kid.

It was a tough weekend for Dylan. He just couldn't seem to click this weekend or show that spark and flare we usually see from him. He's had a long week over in Holland training and testing and I think that just may have caught up with him. He was a little down and that's unlike him. He'll bounce back though, and we'll keep reassuring him. He's fully aware of the challenge ahead, stepping up to the pro MX2 class is always harder than people think. To be fair he fought at the weekend and even though it wasn't happening for him he never quit on it. We'll have to see what happened in the second moto, the bike just started to lose a bit of power and he was on a hiding to nothing then."

Bobby Bruce #579 - KX85

“The track was so knarly this weekend, but I enjoyed it. I was happy with my final moto because that's when I felt the most comfortable all weekend and the track was brutal then. I tightened up in the first moto when I was leading it and then the moto after that I probably tried too hard and made a few mistakes. So I learned over the weekend that I need to relax and let it happen. It's a good start to the championship and I'm looking forward to Lyng to improve some more.”

Lewis Hall #19 - KX250F

“It was an awesome weekend for me. I'm just enjoying riding my bike and focusing on riding well. I've worked hard with the team and we've spoken loads about knowing when to push and when to take the right opportunities to pass and I'm pleased with how it's going. I've also worked really hard on my starts because they've never been great, and I used to like racing through the pack, but I now understand more that's not always going to work out and the risks of getting caught up with someone or crashing is more. We've been doing a lot of technique drills and not really pounding out too many mid week motos and I think that's helping too. I really enjoying stepping up to the KXF250 and looking forward to every weekend. I'm really excited about Lyng, I think that will suit me well.”

Dylan Woodcock #60 - KX250F

“I just struggled this weekend and right now I can't really pin point why. I didn't get good starts and that made it even tougher. The pro MX2 class is a big step up, it's not until you do it that your totally understand how much but I've got people around me who have gone through it and I'll keep listening to them and keep working. I appreciate it gets harder as you get nearer the top and want to be a pro. I'll just put this one behind me and get ready for Lyng next weekend and go there and be positive. I know it will be much harder if I start getting down on it. Let's see how it goes there.”