Talon Titbits: Volume One

With international competition on pause in the sport of motocross, the focus was on round four of the Maxxis British Championship this past weekend. Countless Talon-supported riders and teams took part, as usual, in what was an extremely successful day. Here is a Talon-related recap from the day.

  • Graeme Irwin: Graeme Irwin, of the Buildbase Honda team, has put faith in Talon for quite some time. Following some close calls, the Irishman put his wheels on the top step of the podium at Hawkstone Park with an incredible display of grit and determination.
  • Podium Sweep: Graeme Irwin, Steven Lenoir and Harri Kullas were the top three overall finishers in the premier division at Hawkstone Park. What do the three riders have in common? All of them use Talon wheels on their respective teams. Irwin rides for Buildbase Honda, just as we mentioned above, Lenoir is aboard a Hobbs Racing Kawasaki and Kullas pilots a MVR-D Husqvarna in Britain.
  • Majority Rules: Talon riders got off to a brilliant start at the fourth round of the Maxxis British Championship. Four of the top ten guys in MX2 qualifying used Talon, as did five of the top ten in MX1.
  • Gone Streaking: When was the last time that a Talon rider did not win the overall in the MX1 class at Hawkstone Park? 2013! Irwin obviously won yesterday, but Shaun Simpson won in 2016 and 2015. Simpson, a rider who has put faith in Talon in three consecutive years on different teams, is not competing in the Maxxis British Championship this season.

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  • Podium Presence: Graeme Irwin, Steven Lenoir and Harri Kullas maintained a different kind of streak on Sunday. In all eight of the MX1 motos that have been run this season, there has been at least one Talon rider on the podium each time. An accomplishment that no other brand or product can boast.
  • MX1 Domination: Twenty-six laps were run in the MX1 division on Sunday. How many of those were led by Talon wheels? Twenty-four! Graeme Irwin and Steven Lenoir left no doubt in the minds of those present that they were the superior riders in the premier class.
  • MVR-D Ironman: It is of vital importance that a rider can put faith in their machinery, especially when they complete as many laps as Harri Kullas does at a Maxxis British Championship round! Kullas completed sixty laps with his Talon wheels on the brutal sand circuit.
  • Building Champs: Congratulations to Jake Shipton and Todd Kellett, who acquired career-best finishes with their Talon wheels at Hawkstone Park. Both guys moved closer to the overall podium in their respective classes. Shipton showed flashes of speed and consistency for fifth overall in the premier class aboard his Crescent RHR Yamaha. Todd Kellett, who contests the MX2 class, pushed for the race win in the second encounter, but a mistake eventually restricted him to fourth on the day.
  • Catch The Fever: The two-stroke support class in the Maxxis British Championship has generated a considerable amount of hype in recent weeks and an influx of Talon wheels are littered throughout the field in that division also. Lewis Trickett, of the ASA Scaffolding Honda team, took his machine to another runner-up position on Sunday.

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Sean Ogden