A MOTOCROSS rider sped to victory in the UK's biggest motorcross series.

A rider from Romsey-based office technology supplier, DEOS Group, stole the show at the British Championship MX1 racing class – dubbed the ‘premier league’ of motocross.

Team leader, Harri Kullas from Estonia, aimed to wrap up the Pro Title as he headed into the penultimate round with a 42-point lead.

Now Harri, who rides a Honda CRF450R, has scooped the championship by 54 points with just one round remaining.

Harri won six race in a row in the first three rounds, before riding through the pain barrier at round four to score 23 valuable points.

The event took place at Cusses Gorse Motocross Track near Salisbury.

The team went up against some tough competition, with the annual race seeing male and female racing talent from across the country.

Head of communications at Cab Screens Racing, Ian Webber, said: "We were just ridiculously excited when Harri won. It is the first major competition we have won.

"It was quite emotional as an event. The whole team was there with people's children in t-shirts so it was a really lovely moment. It was great.

"Harri won the first three rounds and the week before the fourth round he broke his shoulder when he was training in Finland where his mother lives. He came along to race, but it was not at his normal level and finished tenth in the first race and 11th in the second.

"It was important for the competition for him to get out there and secure points."

Harri's next race will be in Foxhill, Swindon, on September 15 as part of the MX Nationals.

Harri started racing when he was six-years-old and has competed in a number of competitions, where he has finished "as high as third in the world before", according to Ian.

Ian added: "We are lucky to have Harri and he is a unique character. He is quite measured and does not get impatient; he has gone through a tough season.

"Harri is also taking part in a national event where he will be representing Estonia and there will be 35 different countries competing in Holland on September 29."