With 2015 now a distant memory it’s time look ahead to 2016 and the commencing of one of the UK’s flagship arrive and drive series the Daytona Motorsport run DMAX Championships. New for 2016 is a team championship sponsored by Power Maxed which will run over 4 rounds split between Milton Keynes and Sandown Park. In 2015 the DMAX Championships had one of their most successful years and it certainly looks as if 2016 the popularity of the series will grow. DMAX begin their campaign on Sunday 21st February at Milton Keynes while Sandown Park, Tamworth and Whilton Mill also host races during the 10 round season.
When looking ahead to a new campaign everyone always tries to predict their championship contenders. I have done the same for the individual championships of Enduro and Heats for all 3 weight classes, Lights, Inters and Heavies.
Lights Enduro and Heats – Tom Golding
Tom had a fantastic year in 2015 finishing 2nd in both championships in what was his first full year of racing! I think 2016 could very well see a new ‘King’ of the Lights championships.
Inters Enduro – Luke Cousins
Last year Luke made the jump from Club100 to DMAX originally to just compete in the Heats. Feeling he needed more track time he began to enter the Enduro races from round 4 and despite missing 3 rounds was able to finish 4th in the championship. Impressive to say the least!
Inter Heats – Bobby Trundley
Last year Bobby showed the amazing amount of talent he has and with his growing experience 2016 could see him win his maiden DMAX championship. With his bold and firm overtaking style the short Heats format could see him have a very dominant year. Watch this space!
Heavy Enduro – Rob Bennett
Rob had some tuition during the middle of the 2015 season and his pace without doubt improved seeing him pick up regular podiums. He will certainly be looking to carry that pace into 2016 and I’m tipping him to go all the way.
Heavy Heats – Chris Carter
As Chris has shown for the last few years, in DMAX he has the capabilities to dominate. Another with strong over taking skills, Chris can certainly put that strong race craft to good use in the Heats championship. He’ll be a touch man to beat this year.
It was hard to choose just one in each class and there are certainly lots of potential race winners over the duration of the year. Without any doubt 2016 will be the most competitive season to date and there could be a number of surprises along the way.
This article was written by Lee Henderson
Let us know who you think will win this years DMAX championships in the comments below!