Race Report: 4X National Series Rounds 3 & 4 Falmouth

Jul 6, 2021
by Nick Bentley  


With back to back rounds in 2021 Falmouth played host to Rounds 3 and 4 of the HSBC 4X National Series. This guaranteed some high quality bar to bar racing on The Carrick Rider's home track and with a stacked field of quality UK 4X riders in attendance, it certainly didn't disappoint! Saturday gave smooth, dry tracks enabling riders to push harder, making the most of the technical features. Heavy rain overnight between the 2 rounds kept riders on their toes as they were greeted with, in effect, a completely new track that was slippery and slick, that left those taking the pro-lines questioning their choices. Thankfully by the afternoon conditions had dried and the course was back to it's usual pace, giving riders opportunity to focus back on their competitive nature.

Despite the rain over the weekend the falmouth track was set and ready to thanks to the help of the Carrick Riders who manage the falmouth track as well as running the Carrick Riders club to. if you live in cornwall and want to give 4X a try search Carrick Riders on social media and head down to a club night
Despite the rain over the weekend the Falmouth track was set and ready thanks to the help of The Carrick Riders who manage the Falmouth track as well as running the Carrick Riders club too. If you live in Cornwall and want to give 4X a try search Carrick Riders on social media and head down to a club night

Mr British 4x him self Chris Roberts. with out Chris the british 4X series wouldn t happen. Yet again this weekend despite the weather not playing ball the team at Naked Raceing put on another fantastic event
Mr British 4X himself Chris Roberts. Without Chris the British 4X series wouldn't happen. Yet again this weekend, despite the weather not playing ball, the team at Naked Racing put on another fantastic event

Ben jones sending it in to the stunning falmouth countryside
Ben Jones sending it into the stunning Falmouth countryside

on saturday with a dry track to play with there was plenty of inside lines on offer. Ian Forsyth took full advantage of this on his way to winning the 19-29 class both days.
On Saturday, with a dry track to play with, there was plenty of inside lines on offer. Ian Forsyth took full advantage of this on his way to winning the 19-29 class both days.

with the rain on sunday some of the track beacame
With the rain on Sunday some of the track became slick in places with not everyone managing to deal with the changing conditions.

The Elite Men s field saw the return of the 2019 National Series Champion Connor Hudson after he missed the opening rounds.
The Elite Men's field saw the return of the 2019 National Series Champion Connor Hudson after he missed the opening rounds.

The Falmouth mud was mostly clay and clay and tyres don t mix so between races most riders where found cleaning mud from there tyres.
The Falmouth mud was mostly clay. Clay and tyres don't mix so between races most riders were found cleaning mud from their tyres.

be that with mini jet washes
Be that with mini jet washes

or just scraping it off
Or just scraping it off

Just as long as it was off before the next gate.
Just as long as it was off before the next gate.

Isabella Leyshon had a tough weekend with a crash in round 3 on saturday ending her weekend. i caught up with Isabella to ask what happend and she said Yeah over the second on pro didn t pedal did I thinking I had enough speed and down onto my head and chest I went. Whip lash feels nice too get well soon Isabella
Isabella Leyshon had a tough weekend with a crash in Round 3 on Saturday ending her weekend. I caught up with Isabella to ask what happened and she said: "Yeah over the second jump on the pro-line, didn’t pedal did I, thinking I had enough speed and down onto my head and chest I went. Whip lash feels nice too" Get well soon Isabella!

Conner Hudson keeping it pinned though the mid track set of bearms its good to have the 2019 series champion back racing.
Connor Hudson keeping it pinned though the mid-track set of berms. It's good to have the 2019 Series Champion back racing.

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Highlight video courtesy of Behind the Tape productions.

Harvey Gulliver Harry Kirby 13-14 battled hard all weekend in a decent sized field of young riders. its always something that stands out in 4X the young riders really give it there all and have a lot of fun and track time.
Harvey Gulliver & Harry Kirby 13-14 battled hard all weekend in a decent sized field of young riders. It's always something that stands out in 4X, the young riders really give it their all and have a lot of fun and track time.

Callum Rhead putting on a show on his way to taking the win in saturdays B final for 5th over all in the 19-29 field along with a 3rd on .sunday not a bad weekend for Callum
Callum Rhead putting on a show on his way to taking the win in Saturday's B final for 5th overall in the 19-29 field along with a 3rd on .Sunday - not a bad weekend for Callum

Ryan Thomas and Christian Dunne fighting it out in the 15-16 year old mens field on sunday. With Ryan coming 3rd and christen finishing up 5th.
Ryan Thomas and Christian Dunne fighting it out in the 15-16 year old Men's field on Sunday, with Ryan coming 3rd and Christian finishing up 5th.

the riders the marshals and everyone involved in UK 4X always has a smile on there faces and having fun. This really is more like a family than anything else.
The riders, the marshals and everyone involved in UK 4X always have a smile on their faces and having fun. This really is more like a family than anything else.

the winner last time out Charlie Currie leading his elite moto through the first corner
The winner last time out, Charlie Currie, leading his Elite moto through the first corner

It was a return to winning ways for Scott Beaumont in rounds 3 and 4 with Scott taking the elite win in both rounds
It was a return to winning ways for Scott Beaumont in Rounds 3 and 4, with Scott taking the Elite win in both rounds

Conner hudson getting the number 1 plate after winning the series last year. A consistent weekend for Conner with a 4th in both rounds. Scott baumounts clean sweep of wins for the weekend has spiced up the men s elite sires for this year meaning its going to be a close one next time out at redhill
Connor Hudson getting the number 1 plate after winning the series last year. A consistent weekend for Connor with a 4th in both rounds. However, with Scott Beaumont's clean sweep of wins for the weekend has spiced up the Men's Elite series for this year meaning it's going to be a close one next time out at Redhill

Not the ideal weekend for Josie Mcfall with a mistake in the proline injuring her shoulder and ending her race weekend on saturday.
Not the ideal weekend for Josie Mcfall with a mistake in the proline injuring her shoulder and ending her race weekend on Saturday.

a First time winner in the British National Series Sophie Cade took the win on both days makes the women s elite serine tight at the top.
A first time winner in the British National Series Sophie Cade took the win on both days makes the Women's Elite Series tight at the top.

its always tight bar to bar raceing at 4X .
It's always tight bar to bar racing at 4X.

Paul soden leading though the upper berms of the track
Paul Soden leading through the upper berms of the track

Coby Wrayford pressing send on the gap on gap off on saturday. Which was clearly the fastest line as Coby took the win in the 10-12 mix feild on saturday.
Coby Wrayford pressing send on the gap-on-gap-off on Saturday, which was clearly the fastest line as Coby took the win in the 10-12 mix field on Saturday.

Joe Wallbridge manualing though the line on saturday. not a bad weekend for Joe with a 3rd on saturday and a 2nd on Sunday in the 19-29 feild.
Joe Wallbridge manualling through the line on Saturday. Not a bad weekend for Joe with a 3rd on Saturday and a 2nd on Sunday in the 19-29 field.

James Sankey giving it his all in the 15-16 boys field and takeing home two 2nd places to his hard work
James Sankey giving it his all in the 15-16 boys field and taking home two 2nd places to his hard work

Anya Matern Alonso plate 344 Robin Matern Alonso Plate 341 and Jono Harradine Plate 326 fighting hard in the 10-12 mixed feild.
Anya Matern Alonso (plate 344), Robin Matern Alonso (Plate 341) and Jono Harradine (Plate 326) fighting hard in the 10-12 mixed field.

Joe Willoughby keeping his eyes on the exit of the coner on his way to takeing the clean sweep and winning both days in the 17-18 s feild
Joe Willoughby keeping his eyes on the exit of the corner on his way to taking the clean sweep and winning both days in the 17-18's field

Hannah Escott had a good weekend taking 5th on saturday and 2nd on sunday after a tough week she deserved some good results.
Hannah Escott had a good weekend taking 5th on Saturday and 2nd on Sunday after a tough week she deserved some good results.

Flynn Drelincour sending it though the pro line and takeing a clean sweep of wins on both days. its hard to belive when you see flynn ride that hes only in 13-14 field the future is defforntly bright for the sorted team rider.
Flynn Drelincourt sending it through the pro-line and taking a clean sweep of wins on both days. It's hard to believe when you see Flynn ride that he's only in 13-14 field - the future is definitely bright for the Sorted team rider.



8 Comments

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 RAD!
  • 2 0
 Another great weekend! +1 for being by the beach Smile
  • 2 0
 That last picture of Flynn Drelincourt is an absolute banger.
  • 2 0
 Feeling the need to start racing 4X again!
  • 1 0
 top weekend and top racing. #4xrocks
  • 1 0
 Great weekend and sick write up/pics
  • 1 0
 Shame my weekend ended early, but can’t wait for the next round!
  • 1 0
 More 4x please

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