Top Scottish motocross rider is now in charge at Langton Lees
The popular and much acclaimed Duns Motocross track at Langton Lees near Duns is now under new management.
The announcement was made on the Duns Motocross Track Facebook page as follows: “It is with great pleasure that we’d like to announce that the Duns Motocross track facility is under new management as of January 1, 2015 for the foreseeable future.
“Many of you will be familiar with the new director of Duns Motocross track, Bryan Mackenzie, and for those of you that are not, Bryan is a current top professional Scottish motocross rider competing at British Championship level.
“With a professional racing career expanding 14 years - and still ongoing - ‘Brymac’, as many will know him, has had an illustrious racing career and ranked inside the top five of the British Motocross Championship for the last five racing seasons while also picking up a number of Scottish Championship titles and a wealth of experience, too.”
Bryan added: “I’m genuinely really excited to have this opportunity to take the reins of such an awesome motocross facility in Scotland.
“I’ve been riding at Duns for as far back as I can remember, some 20 plus years, and it’s fair to say that I consider it as being a huge part in my progress as a rider when I was a kid.
“When the track underwent the re-vamp a fair few years ago it took a huge leap forward and propelled itself into one of the best race tracks in the UK too, so to have it on our doorstep we are truly lucky but unfortunately for us the last few years Dave and the MacVie family have been too busy to supply us with the venue as often as us riders would have liked.
“So, I’m truly pumped to say that I hope to bring Duns back into circulation as a practice track to give the opportunity to use such an amazing facility to help with the development of some new talent coming through the sport as well as provide somewhere safe and for everyone to enjoy wether practicing or racing.
“I can’t wait to get started and as soon as we get a break with the weather I hope to be able to have the track open and everyone down there. I look forward to it. It’s gonna be fun.”
A new automatic track has also been pegged out in a neighbouring stubble field where the dirt is in great condition. It was copied from the AMA Supercross rd1 at Anaheim - without the jumps.