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John Adamson, who worked at the shop, returned to top flight motocross in the Maxxis British Championship
in the 2-stroke class in 2018. John continued to rack up top positions in the championship with
him ending up an amazing third overall.
John moved into the MX1 class for 2019 and notched up his first top 10 finish at the very first
round at Fatcat Motoparc near Doncaster. In doing this he finished ahead of many professional racers, no mean feat for
a privateer! John's potential was seen by the Gabriel MX team and John now rides for them and finished
the UK season in fine style finishing the Championship in 10thplace.
a covid disrupted 2020 John finished the last round of the MX Nationals in third place, a stunning result.
Now brimming with confidence he went to the last MXGP of the year to compete in the last three rounds European MX1
Championship in Italy in November. A few crashes but a second place finish in one of the races clearly showed that he
had the raw speed needed to compete at the highest level.
2021 John's main goal is the British MX2 championship. In the very first race of the season John scored a second
place and currently (June) sits third in the championship.
|Photo by Ray Chauss
OLDER REPORTS OF JOHN'S MOTOCROSS HISTORY
TOUGH START TO MOTOCROSS
Since moving up from the motocross youth
ranks to the premier MX1 category, John Adamson has had a season blighted by crashes and injury. Until now the only
bright spot was a seventeenth place in race two of the pre-season Hawkstone International. However things turned round at
the third round of the British MX Nationals held at Whitby last weekend with John re-mounting after a crash in race one to
finish twentieth and then recording two thirteenth places to finish the meeting in fourteenth overall, not bad for a schoolboy
racing against an international field of professionals! Much of his improved form can be put down to the work he has
been putting in at the gym in between studying for his Higher exams. His exams will be finished soon which will allow
more time on the bike for training and testing. Another improvement factor is his better understanding of bike set-up
with small adjustments making a significant difference to his machine’s handling. We are all hoping that this
will see the start of more good results.
John’s dad and mechanic who prepares John’s bikes
at his shop, AAA Motorcycles, on Abercorn St Paisley was absolutely delighted with his son’s performance saying “John
has always dreamt of competing at this level and now all the signs are all good”.
ADAMSON MOVES INTO THE PRO RANKS
Motocross star, John Adamson, at just seventeen, has made the
leap from the youth ranks to the very highest level of international competition by racing in the pre-season Hawkstone International.
This event is one of several around the world to allow the world championship teams some race time before the opening
MXGP at Qatar. Adamson rode his AAA / Bikesport Newcastle 450cc KTM to seventeenth place
out of a field of forty in the second MX1 race to earn himself a place in the Super final, a race for the top 22 MX1 and top
18 MX2 riders. Despite a couple of crashes he came home in 25th place beating some of the foreign riders. The next race for John is the first round of the MCF Scottish Championships
at Tain on the 8/9th of March followed by the first round of the Maxxis
British Championships in Cornwall the following weekend.
dad and mechanic who prepares John’s bikes at his shop, AAA Motorcycles, on Abercorn St Paisley said “for John
to compete at this level has been his dream since he was a kid”. “He is getting faster each
time he goes out on the KTM 450 so hopefully by the end of the season he will get the results that his dedication and training
ADAMSON WINS LAST ROUND OF SCOTTISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
star, John Adamson headed north to Elgin, for the last round of the Scottish MCF championships at the weekend.
Still only seventeen, when most riders are racing in youth races, Adamson was racing his AAA/Bikesport KTM in the premier
adult MX1 class. Saturday’s racing saw the Houston youngster take a hat rick of wins in the Adult
Support races.In Sunday’s main National Championship races
Adamson scored a win and two thirds to come away with the overall MX1 win, his first ever in a Scottish National. John’s dad and mechanic, Neil, who prepares the bikes at his shop, AAA Motorcycles,
on Abercorn St Paisley said “Once again John has showed that he has the speed to race with the best”.
“Next year we will be racing in the MX1 class in Britain. This is the premier class and as
such the costs involved rise accordingly. We are very keen to speak to any potential sponsors who could
benefit from the exposure that televised motocross brings”. .For more information on motocross in Scotland phone 0141 849 1718
Click this text for a short video of John Adamson at a Stuart Flockhart training day at Duns
TOP SCOT John Adamson once again showed
his skill and speed, riding his Team AAA Bikesport KTM motocross bike in the third of the Maxxis British Championships, held
in mixed conditions, at Milton near Northampton on Sunday. John, racing in the MXY2 class, was up against youths under eighteen years old
on 250cc four stroke machines. Adamson had trouble getting a clear lap in timed practice and was surprised
to hear that he was fourth fastest in a field of 40 of the best youth riders in the country. Things were
looking good! When the gate dropped starting race one there was no doubting John’s intentions as a great start meant he got
the holeshot and then lead for the first few laps. He had decided before the race that the tricky nature
of the deeply rutted track would catch him out if he pushed too hard. John was overtaken by two bikes at
about one third distance but instead of trying to reel them in he stuck to his plan to ride carefully for a finish.
The plan worked to a tee as the two leaders fell off at the same time allowing Adamson to press home for his second
race victory of the year. Race two saw another blinding start for the talented youngster, getting another holeshot to again lead.
After a couple of laps he was passed and then a minor tumble dropped him to fourth, where he finished.
This left him equal on points with the overall winner, the result being decided by the best second race result.
After his overall win at round one this makes Adamson the most successful Scottish MXY2 rider for some years. John’s dad
and mechanic who prepares John’s bikes at his shop, AAA Motorcycles, on Abercorn St Paisley was absolutely delighted
with his son’s performance saying “To attain this level of success at British level is something that we have
only dreamt of, long may it continue.” For more information on motocross in Scotland phone 0141 849 1718
MAXXIS BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP MOTOCROSS
ADAMSON, A GREAT START.
scored his first ever Maxxis British Championship win in the MXY2 class at Fat Cat Moto Parc, near Doncaster, on
Sunday. After a good start, and some attention early on from Matthew Callaghan, sixteen year old Adamson cruised his
Team AAA / Bikesport Newcastle KTM to an easy win in the difficult conditions. As well as now leading
the Maxxis MXY2, sixteen year old John also leads the adult Scottish MX2 championship, a great start to the season!
Click on this text for a link to my not very good video of John winning three out of three races in the adult A class at the
first round of the Melville Winter Series.
|John on his way to 3rd at Cusses Gorse
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