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CONTENTS

6.

Venue information

8.

Culham Event Preview

11.

Race schedule

12.

Rider Thoughts Going into the 22 season

Stephen Sword at the British

Championship

15.

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27.

Rider Lists

continuing on pages 19,20,21,22,25 & 26

Track Map


VENUE INFORMATION

Culham MX Park

About the Circuit

Set on the grassy banks of the River Thames, the challenging circuit has played host to countless

national events including the British GP and while its changed over the years it remains as its old school

layout using the natural contours of the steep bank side to its full effect with a few man made jumps

thrown in.

At this event you will see riders from the age of 6 years old to riders over the age of 30 compete in

their respective classes based on the bike capacity, which is associated through age brackets.

Throughout the event you will have the opportunity to see riders at their team set ups located in the

rider paddock, or you can attend the team signings which are held at a designated times. There is

plenty to do across the weekend so you’re not coming just for the racing.

VENUE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

Do You Allow Dogs? Dogs allowed but on

leads and under strict control

Do You Have Water Facilities? No

Do You Have Wash Bay Facilities? No

wash bays on site. All bike washing as

per ACU environmental code


O F F I C I A L S

R O U N D O N E

Race Director: Steve McCaulley

Clerk of Course: Dave Edwards

Chief Marshal: Helen Slater

Chief Technical Officer: Mark Aspden

Chief Timing Officer: Lynsey Hamer

Chief Medical Officer: Robert Ashton

Incident Officer: Margaret Stephens

Logistics: Max Edmunds

Media Manager: Darren Bachelor

Official Commentator: Ben Rumbold

Official Presenter: Bradley Wheeler

Event Secretary: Margaret Stephens

Race Team Admins: Willow Matthews and Rhys

Roberts


ULHAM SET FOR THE 2022 SEASON

ULHAM SET FOR THE 2022 SEASON

CULHAM SET FOR THE 2022 SEASON

PENER THIS WEEKEND

PENER THIS WEEKEND

OPENER THIS WEEKEND

The Revo ACU British Motocross Championship

Fuelled by Gulf Race Fuels is ready to get the

2022 season underway this weekend at Culham

MX Park in Oxfordshire.

With the final preparations now in place ahead of

the start of the battle for the prestigious ACU

British Championship crowns in the MX1, MX2,

250cc, 125cc, Big Wheel 85cc, Small Wheel 85cc,

65cc riders up and down the country are packing

their bags, preparing their goggles and getting

ready to kick things off for their 2022 season.

The Culham circuit is no stranger to national and

international events and with its natural

undulations comprised with ground that can

become quite technical for the riders testing the

riders handling skills and technicality on the bike.

The winding track of this iconic circuit will make for a

tough imposition for the riders this first round of the

series. It is no doubt that even for the best riders it will

be challenging, as the heat is turned up to win the first

round of the Revo ACU British Motocross Championship

Fuelled by Gulf Race Fuels.

With 2021 ACU British Champions Tommy Searle

(Crendon Fastrack Honda) and Conrad Mewse on his

privateer team are set to take on the circuit to try and

retain their prestigious British Championship titles.

There is sure to be some action-packed bar banging

racing to be watched.

If you head to the event this weekend, make sure you

check out the trade area with Revo, Factory Image

Racing, Destination MX, Gulf Race Fuels and many

others promoting their products and services.

Tickets can be purchased on the gate when you arrive and if you need any further information ahead


R A C E

S C H E D U L E


RIDER THOUGHTS HEADING INTO

THE FIRST ROUND

DAN ARKELL

What are your aspirations for the

opening round?

For the opening round I’m aiming for a

top 5 overall, which is definitely going

to be hard, but with the off season

training we’ve been putting in I think

it’s possible.

What are you hoping to improve on after your time racing at

Culham last year?

Last year at Culham I got a 9th overall but my consistency wasn’t the best with a crash in 3 of the 4

races, so through the winter I’ve been doing Motos working on my consistency which will hopefully

pay off at the first round.

What do you think will be the most difficult aspect

this year at Culham?

In my opinion finding the smoother outside lines is going to be key this year, as we have the MX1

and MX2 both at the meeting the main racing line will get very technical and tiring with the 20 +1

races.

How have you been training on the off season

for the first round of the Revo ACU British

Motocross Championship Fuelled By Gulf Race

Fuels ?

I had great winter training. We went cycling

camp before Christmas and after new year’s we

did cross country skiing camp with team

Estonia riders.

With YZ450F I started riding end of January and

had great couple weeks in Spain and had 3

races in february to prepare myself and team.

HARRI KULLAS

What are your goals for the first round?

Obviously I want to stay healthy and be there every

round and for sure I try to start the season better than

last year! To land on podium at first round would be

awesome!

@ACUBritishMX

@RevoACUBritishMX

@RevoACUBritishMX


RIDER THOUGHTS HEADING INTO

THE FIRST ROUND

BEN MUSTOE

What are your aims for the opening round?

I am aiming for some solid racing at Culham to build

confidence and to build on it for the rest of the season.

What are you looking to improve after racing

at Culham last year?

I had a really good weekend at Culham last year, but

I’d like to improve on starts. Starts will be really

What is the biggest obstacle you will have to

important to get some good results.

overcome at Culham?

My biggest obstacle will be how strong the class is. It will be important to stay consistent and be a

contender every round. Staying fit throughout the year will also be important.

COLE MCCULLOUGH

What are your aspirations for the opening round at Culham?

I will be as prepared as I possibly can for Culham, it is only Round 1 so there is no need to put everything

on the line

How have you been practicing for the round at Culham?

Culham will be my first competitive race since joining Roger Magee’s Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee

team and moving up to the 125 class.

Unfortunately I picked up an injury in January and had 5 weeks off the bike, I am currently in Spain to try

get as much bike time as possible for 10 days.

What will be the biggest obstacle you will face at Culham in your new class?

I look forward to my move up to the 125 class a couple years early, every rider on the start

line is opposition, regardless of age, it is irrelevant, I am looking forward to mixing it with

them throughout 2022

@BYNseries

@RevoBritishYouth Motocross

@Britishyouthmotocross


STEPHEN

SWORD

PHOTO: RAY ARCHER

Ex motocross rider Stephen Sword is now a

mechanic at the Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee

team. For the 2022 season he is taking two riders;

Isak Gifting and Kay Karssemakers under his wing

to maximise their potential

What is your job/ role in the industry now?

Job role is rider coach/coordinator for Hitachi KTM

fuelled by Milwaukee team.

What is the British championship like

now compared to when you used to race?

The British has changed a fair bit over the pasted

few years and especially over the last 15 years.

British motocross is strong but it needs the time

to grow stronger again. It’s something I’ve always

been proud to be a part of and support. I love the

racing and the sport so I always want to see it

going in the right direction and in a positive way.

What is your favourite memory as a rider in the British championship?

I’ve been lucky enough to have lots of great memories on and off the track in the British championship

over the years. The one that stands out is my first British Championship title going down to the last

race with Billy Mackenzie.


STEPHEN

SWORD

What are your favourite tracks to ride? Coach at?

Favourite tracks to ride would be Foxhill, Canada heights

and lyng. I love coaching at any track.

What is your proudest moment as a coach?

Its only my third year as a rider coach but my proudest moments would be helping the riders when

the going is tough and things aren’t maybe going so well. It’s very rewarding when you are able to

turn a not so good day into a great day by the end.

Helping Conrad Mewse to 8th in the mx2 world championship and winning his second

British title was a good feeling too.

Who are you coaching currently?

Current riders I coach are Isak Gifting and Kay

Karssemakers in MX2. Also Cole McCullough in emx125.

Any tips for riders in the championship at the moment?

This year the goal is to guide and push our riders to win the British title.

All I would say to anyone racing , is to give 100% commitment into all the preparation that goes

into achieving your goals.

PHOTO: RAY ARCHER


Since 2014 the British Youth Championship has been organised by RHL Activities whilst running rounds of the ACU British

Adult Championship. RHL Activities took over the rights to Promote with clubs and organisers the ACU Adult British

Championship from the Auto Cycle union back in 2021 we are looking forward to continuing to promote and organise the

Revo ACU British Motocross Championship Fuelled by Gulf Race Fuels this year alongside some of the best clubs.

RHL Activities has been running motorsport events for

over 30 years intending to make all events inclusive,

whilst we encourage people who have little

understanding to view it as a distinguished and

renowned sport. This is achieved by making the

events accessible online through live stream, allowing

those who can’t make the trip able to get involved.

We aim to raise the popularity of this prized sport and

turn the rounds into high- profile events that

encourages fans to the track whilst supporting the call

for new supporters.

Our aim as a company is now focused on creating a greener community by working towards reducing the amount of

plastic used at the Weston Beach Race whilst promoting sustainability towards riders and spectators. At the British

Championship we have been encouraging teams to use reusable bottles to hold liquids and require them to use

environmental mats to dispose of oil. RHL Activities is also part of the council’s environmental plan to create a greener

community.

This year we are thrilled to be hosting the Revo ACU British Motocross Championship Fuelled by Gulf Race Fuels to work

together and organise this Championship to bring it to a club near you. We are motivated to expand the popularity of

these events by advertising with multimedia platforms to attempt to get more people who are less interested in the

sport, watching or attending this year. The lineup of tracks is different compared to 2021 featuring some fan favourites

such as FatCat Moto Parc. With our riders practicing in the off season, we expect them to be on top form to show off their

remarkable skills to the crowds.

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This year RHL Activities will be the lead Organisers for Culham, Whitby and Warmingham Lane. We plan to give riders the

opportunity to further their skills by bringing a range of different circuits into the British Championship. Having chosen a

range of tracks all over Britain, we hope to attract more viewers from the areas to come spectate the invigorating racing

that is seen at the rounds.

As the promoters of the Revo ACU British Motocross Championship Fuelled by

Gulf Race Fuels, we are constantly looking for ways to expand our audience and

increase the popularity of this sport so motocross can receive the recognition

that it has worked so hard to receive. The passion of the teams, riders and

spectators gets undermined, so we want to bring that burning intensity and

grow it through the Championship.

RHL Activities is always pushing the boundaries to help support the

development of riders, to have an environment where we can mould them from

a young age, so they can advance through to the MXGP’s. We are excited to

welcome you all back to the British Championship and Weston Beach Race,

where we hope to see some new faces amongst the crowd.

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