NEW WR26 Piggyback Moto X Twinshocks

Maxton’s new WR26 twinshocks for classic motocross racing. The WR26 features :

  • 3D Milled CNC Billet cylinder heads
  • Machined from 6082 T6 Alloy
  • Adjustable Rebound damping – 20 clicks
  • Adjustable Compression damping – 25 clicks
  • Adjustable Preload
  • Adjustable shock length (Ride Height)
  • Built to order, to suit each customer
  • Hard Anodised to prevent wear and corrosion

As used by Marc Fulton on his CR500 “Red Rocket’

Please click on the picture of the WR26 Twinshocks for futher details





Please click on any of the above photos of Marc to see a video of him testing the new WR26 Twinshocks


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Mark Fulton Wins at Westmorland MX

Congratulations to Mark Fulton who had 4 straight wins at Westmorland Moto Cross over the weekend, in the Twinshock Class at the final meeting of the year. Mark beat a 23 year old ex British Champion aboard his Bryan Wood owned Honda Red Rocket, which runs Maxton’s NEW WR26 Piggyback twinshocks. Since fitting the new WR26 twinshocks Mark has gone 14 races undefeated and puts his great form down to the new shocks, saying ‘they have been a revelation’ and ‘he has not used anything better'.



For more information on the new WR26 Twinshocks Please click here

or email us on info@maxtonsuspension.co.uk


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Stephane Mertens rides Spa on Maxton RC3

Stephane Mertens partnering Ian Lucas on the Team Bike Honda RC30 racing at the 2018 Bikers Classic at Spa this year. Stephane and Ian were leading the race after 2.5 hours when unfortunately they suffered a engine problem which mean’t they had to retire from the race.



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TIM NEAVE JOINS EHA RACING FOR FINAL SUPERSTOCK 1000 ROUND AT BRANDS

23-year-old Lincolnshire ace Tim Neave will join EHA Racing for the final round of the 2018 National 1000cc Superstock Championship, where he will ride alongside Joe Collier on the team’s In Competition prepared Aprilia RSV4 RF at Brands Hatch.

The former British Junior and Pro Flat Track champion, who has only been racing in British Championship for two years, enjoyed his first experience of the EHA Racing Aprilia just last week and was suitably impressed.

Tim Neave:
“I’ve now ridden the Aprilia RSV4 RF in both wet and dry conditions and we’ve been able to get some valuable information before going to Brands. My first impressions are very good: it’s light and fast and handles very well.

All round it’s a really nice bike, but the biggest thing for me is getting to work with Ian Newton and the EHA Racing team. I’m really looking forward to Brands Hatch where the team have all the winning data from earlier in the season, so I can’t wait to get started.”

Team Manager Gail Allingham said:
“We’ve obviously heard a lot about Tim from Ian Newton, who was very impressed with his performance and attitude at the test. It will be nice to have two EHA Racing Aprilia RSV4 RF bikes back in the garage this weekend at Brands Hatch. It’s the last round of the season so hopefully Tim enjoys his experience working with our team.”



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ZOEK RACING ASSEN

The two Zoek Racing riders, Sean Neary from Lymm in Cheshire and Nottinghamshire’s Craig Currie from Newark were at Assen in the Netherlands for the final round of the Ducati TriOptions Cup where Currie recorded a sixth place in race one but crashed out of the second while Neary crashed out of third place on the final lap of race one but fought back in the second affair to finish in sixth place.

Neary was determined to put on a good show this weekend in an effort to clinch the runner up spot in the championship and was very strong during free practice and qualifying to earn a second row start to the eight lap race on Saturday. As the lights went out he maintained fourth place on the first two laps before passing Lewis Rollo and then Levi Day on lap three to take up second position behind new champion Rob Guiver. He then entered into an intense battle for position with three other riders but held his position through the mid race laps before being overtaken by Day on the final lap. But it all went wrong at the final corner when Neary just clipped the back wheel of Day which caused him to crash and slide across the track into the gravel his race over in sight of the chequered flag.

Starting the second race from the third row Neary settled into a safe sixth place and opted for a steady ride which would consolidate his third place in the overall championship.

Neary said: “That is 2018 done and dusted and I finished third in the championship. We set out to win but third in any British Championship is not easy so I’m so grateful to these guys in the team. They are outstanding. Even when things don’t go our way we always have a laugh. Thank you so much. I need to do a big shout out to all my loyal sponsors who enable us to do this; Zoek Racing Team, Matthew Sanders of Zoek, Paul Nolan of Charlestown for his countless work behind the scenes. Evolution Waste, Craig Currie, JHP Ducati Coventry, Steve Jackson @Toiletspares, Chris Dutton of Claim Eazy, Motul, Joe Carlin, Guy Mainwaring of Held,Shark Helmets, Maxton, Lee Jackson, Applied Nutrition, Warrior Club, Tom Tucker Caines and the whole team for their hard work.”

Meanwhile Craig Currie set off from the fourth row at the start of the first race but didn’t get the best of starts, losing three places on the opening lap. But as he settled into the race he began to pick off the riders ahead and made it past Ben Broadway and Bruce Stafford on lap two. One lap later he moved up into 10th place after despatching Paul Slade and when Dave Shoubridge retired he was promoted to ninth place. But there was drama on the final lap when three riders, including his teammate, crashed at the final corner and Currie was gifted sixth place at the chequered flag; his best result of the current campaign.

Starting race two from the fourth row, Currie was unlucky to lose the front and crash out of the race at the chicane just before the end of lap one. Because the airbag on his leathers went off it saved him from possible injury and he was able to walk away unhurt.

Assen was the final round of the 2018 championship with the two Zoek Racing riders securing some strong performances. Neary recorded one win, two second and four third places on his way to claiming third place in the championship on 206 points while Currie, who was plagued with mechanical issues in the early stages of the championship, recorded his personal best result of the year with a sixth place in the first race at Assen.



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TeamMTR Newsletter

Welcome to TeamMTR's latest newsletter. It has been a busy couple of months for Mike and the team, with Rounds 6 and 7 of the Ducati TriOptions Cup and the latest Round of the EMRA Club Championships at Mallory Park.

Race 1
After qualifying in a slightly disappointing 19th place, Mike and the team made some changes to the bike setup to try and bridge the gap to the top 10. After a cracking start, Mike clawed his way up to P11, and running a fast pace with three riders in front. Unfortunately, on lap 4 of the scheduled 10, Mike caught his gear lever on the high rise kerb, therefore resulting in a broken gear lever, and the end of the race for the team.

Race 2
Although Mike only recorded 4 laps on the previous day, his lap time during his shortened race meant he was promoted to P16 for Race 2 of the weekend. After the pace Mike had run in Race 1, the team were looking to get some decent points from Race 2. Another good start meant that Mike got himself up to P13, and a race long ensued with 4 other riders. Mike crossed the line in a satisfactory P13, and bagged the team some valuable Championship points.

EMRA Mallory Park Round 5
After the Cadwell Park meeting, Mike and the team headed to Mallory Park to take part in another Club meeting. With 6 races throughout the day, Mike was able to notch up 1 x 4th place, 4 x 2nd place finishes, and a race win to make the day worth while, while also collecting some silverware.

Ducati TriOptions Cup Silverstone National Round 7
Shortly after the EMRA Club meeting, Mike and the team were back in action for Round 7 of the Ducati TriOptions Cup at Silverstone. Being the teams local round, TeamMTR were keen to put on a good showing for all the local friends, fam,ily and sponsors who came to show their support over the two days worth of racing.

Race1
After qualifying a disappointing P19, Mike was really keen to get a good start and get away with the top 15 riders. As we were using the shorter National circuit, the lap times were really close, and the team knew that 0.3 of a second a lap could be the difference between P20 and P10.

A great start saw Mike end the first lap in a rather impressive P15. A tough race followed, and Mike was able to cross the line in a very satisfying P13, and add some more valuable Championship points.

Race 2
Due to the impressive lap times from Race 1, Mike started Race 2 in P13, and was keen to break into the Top 10 as soon as possible. A poor start saw Mike drop down to P16, but Mike dug deep and made some good passes to grab the teams first top 10 finish since the opening round at Donington Park back in March.

Conclusion
After struggling for consistent results in recent meetings, Mike and the team seem to have found their pace once again, and are keen to continue their form into the final round at Assen.

It's always satisfying to see progress, and although there has been a little bit of bad luck along the way, most weekends Mike has managed to beat his previous lap times from seasons gone past, so it's great to see that the team are still making strides forward to try and consistently challenge the top 10.

With only one more meeting left, TeamMTR are seriously looking at finishing in the top 10 of both the final races and finish the season on a bit of a high.

Once again, thanks to all the sponsors for their support in this, our second season in the Ducati TriOptions Cup.



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