Hi! Log in or register to interact and collect addictivepoints!

Dirt Bike Rider - Hitachi KTM teammates share the spoils at Hawkstone

Hitachi KTM teammates share the spoils at Hawkstone

Hitachi KTM teammates share the spoils at Hawkstone

Hitachi KTM UK riders Ben Watson and Josiah Natzke shared the spoils with the teammates taking a win apiece to secure the top two steps of the MX2 podium at the fourth round of the British Motocross championship.

The venue was the iconic and gnarly as ever, Hawkstone Park, in Shropshire, scene of many excellent GP races.

Josiah took the holeshot at the start of the first MX2 race from Brad Todd and teammate Watson. Watson hauled his way into the lead on lap six, with rival Harri Kullas slowing with a mechanical problem – forcing him to pull out of the race two laps later. By the flag, Watson was eight seconds ahead of second place Martin Barr, Todd Kellett, Mel Pocock and Natzke, who suffered some set-up issues.

Race two saw the fast starting Natzke get his second holeshot, with Watson struggling away from the line and sitting in seventh place with some work to do.

Throughout the race, Natzke wasn’t challenged for the lead and went on to win his first British championship race, taking second overall.

Kellett looked settled in second place until Watson upped his pace and snatched the spot from him with just two laps to go – making it a Hitachi KTM UK one-two.

"Today went just how I wanted and we now have a bit of a lead over the opposition," said Watson. "It’s not taken the pressure off as I want to win as many races at possible but, as we have seen today with Harri [Kullas], things do go wrong and the lead we have now just makes it nice if we have any problems. The only real issue I had all day was a bad start in race two where I span up on the concrete start and another rider came across in front of me."

See also: Hawkstone Park Full Results

"It’s been a good day today with two good starts, but in race one, I got really bad arm pump and faded back towards the end of the race," revealed Natzke. "I think it was the bike set-up that caused it. But my starts, speed and fitness were all good so I am happy."

Other notable KTM finishers were Jake Millward in MX2 and Dutchman Mike Kras again winning both two-stroke championship races on his GL12 Racing KTM.

Teutschenthal in Germany will be the team's next outing at the opening round of the EMX300 championship.

The next British round will be held at Desertmartin in Northern Ireland on June 18.



By: Mike WoodPictures: Mike Wood

Published Date: 15 May 2017

Section: Motocross News

back to top

Business Directory

777MX

777MX

Here at 777MX we are endeavouring to become one of the most trusted MX dealers providing a great service with the best possible prices for our...

0 comments

Judd Racing

Judd Racing

We are now proud to present our own range of performance Motorcross parts for a variety of bikes.

0 comments

H C Travel Ltd

H C Travel Ltd

H-C Travel offers the widest selection of motorcycle tours and rentals available worldwide.

0 comments

Ghost Bikes

Ghost Bikes

GhostBikes.com have a huge range of helmets, kits, boots, armour and protection from the biggest MX brands in the world.

0 comments

RCM Trialsport

RCM Trialsport

RCM Trialsport is Cornwalls Main Dealer for GasGas, Sherco, Beta, Ossa and Oset Dealer of new and Second Hand bikes.

0 comments


Subscriptions

DBR Competitions

Win Family Ticket for Michelin MX Nationals - RD6 Foxhill

Win Family Ticket for...

We've teamed up with the awesome folk at the Michelin MX Nationals to give...

Win Family Ticket for Michelin MX Nationals - Canada Heights

Win Family Ticket for...

We've teamed up with the awesome folk at the Michelin MX Nationals to give...

Win Family Ticket for Michelin MX Nationals - RD4 Sherwood

Win Family Ticket for...

We've teamed up with the awesome folk at the Michelin MX Nationals to give...

DirtZone
For you to enjoy all the features of this website Dirt Bike Rider requires permission to use cookies.
Find Out More
  • What is a Cookie?

  • What is a Flash Cookie?

  • Can I opt out of receiving Cookies?

  • About our Cookies

  • Cookies are small data files which are sent to your browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome etc) from a website you visit. They are stored on your electronic device.

  • This is a type of cookie which is collected by Adobe Flash media player (it is also called a Local Shared Object) - a piece of software you may already have on your electronic device to help you watch online videos and listen to podcasts.

  • Yes there are a number of options available, you can set your browser either to reject all cookies, to allow only "trusted" sites to set them, or to only accept them from the site you are currently on.

    However, please note - if you block/delete all cookies, some features of our websites, such as remembering your login details, or the site branding for your local newspaper may not function as a result.

  • The types of cookies we, our ad network and technology partners use are listed below:

    • Community Cookies

      The community stores session cookies to allow you to sign in to the community.

    • Revenue Science

      A tool used by some of our advertisers to target adverts to you based on pages you have visited in the past. To opt out of this type of targeting you can visit the 'Your Online Choices' website by clicking here.

    • Google Ads

      Our sites contain advertising from Google; these use cookies to ensure you get adverts relevant to you. You can tailor the type of ads you receive by visiting here or to opt out of this type of targeting you can visit the 'Your Online Choices' website by clicking here.

    • Webtrends / Google Analytics

      This is used to help us identify unique visitors to our websites. This data is anonymous and we cannot use this to uniquely identify individuals and their usage of the sites.

    • Dart for Publishers

      This comes from our ad serving technology and is used to track how many times you have seen a particular ad on our sites, so that you don't just see one advert but an even spread. This information is not used by us for any other type of audience recording or monitoring.

    • ComScore

      ComScore monitor and externally verify our site traffic data for use within the advertising industry. Any data collected is anonymous statistical data and cannot be traced back to an individual.

    • Local Targeting

      Our Classified websites (Photos, Motors, Jobs and Property Today) use cookies to ensure you get the correct local newspaper branding and content when you visit them. These cookies store no personally identifiable information.

    • Subscriptions Online

      Our partner for Newspaper subscriptions online stores data from the forms you complete in these to increase the usability of the site and enhance user experience.

    • Add This

      Add This provides the social networking widget found in many of our pages. This widget gives you the tools to bookmark our websites, blog, share, tweet and email our content to a friend.

    • 3rd Party Cookies

      We use Advertising agencies to provide us with some of the advertising on our websites. These include (but are not limited to) Specific Media, The Rubicon Project, AdJug, AdConion, Context Web. Please click on the provider name to visit their opt-out page.