Conrad Mewse on beating Jeffrey Herlings at the opening moto in Lyng – 2024 ACU British Series

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Crendon Tru7 Honda rider Conrad Mewse shared the spoils with five-times world champ Jeffrey Herlings as both riders scored a race win and a second place each in the opening ACU British championship round at Lyng on Sunday.

Words | Press release

Reigning British champ Mewse had the crowd running from one side of the track to the other to see the thrilling battle in the opener. The 25-year-old blasted his CRF450R into the lead in the first corner but Herlings was behind him for the whole race. It came down to a last lap dash to the line and the Brit held on to take a historic win by 0.7secs from Herlings. The pace was so quick, the leading duo finished 1min 46secs in front of third place and lapped up to seventh place.

Second time out the roles were reversed as Herlings led from the start with Mewse behind. In the tough, wet conditions that saw many riders not make it to the finish, Mewse couldn’t get close enough to make a challenge but came home second, almost a minute clear of third place.

With Dutchman Herlings winning the deciding second race, he was awarded the overall victory despite being level on points with Honda man Mewse. But as Herlings isn’t contesting any more rounds, it leaves Mewse in a strong position in the series.

It was a really good day in the championship for me with 1-2 finishes. I got a really good start in the first one and managed to hold Herlings off for the whole race. On the last lap I heard him coming but I was trying so hard to keep my cool and focus on my riding as I knew the only way he could pass me was if I made a mistake. And the track was tough and so difficult to pass on. In the second race I got an even better start but I got excited and sat up a bit early, and the bike wheelied a bit. All my fault really. But second to Jeffrey is a great way to start the series.”

Top 10 MX1 Points Standings post Round 1 (of 8)

  1. #84 Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 47
  2. #426 Conrad Mewse (Honda) 47
  3. #326 Josh Gilbert (KTM) 38
  4. #10 Jason Meara (GasGas) 35
  5. #714 Brad Todd (Honda) 34
  6. #50 Martin Barr (Honda) 30
  7. #365 Sam Nunn (Honda) 28
  8. #6 Carlton Husband (Kawasaki) 25
  9. #41 Tristan Pourdon (Husqvarna) 20
  10. #95 Dam Tomhill (Husqvarna) 20

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