Kras on the gas!

11 July 2017

Go Back Tall, super-stylish Dutchman Mike Kras is unbeaten so far in the Maxxis ACU Two-stroke British Motocross Championship and he’s heading to Blaxhall on Sunday aiming to keep his four-race win-streak going.

We caught up the the GL12 Racing KTM rider for a quick Q n’ A…

mxgb: Hi Mike, you are unbeaten so far in the championship – can you maintain this and is a perfect season possible?
MK: “A perfect season is possible, yes, but do I think it’s going to happen? Maybe not because the title is way more important so I will avoid taking big risks. But the first two rounds I have not shown my 100 per cent race speed so we will give it a try.”

mxgb: We spoke to Neville Bradshaw last week and he feels he’s still building – do you see him as a threat?
MK: “Yes, of course! Nev is such a good rider but I don’t have to tell you that – he was fast for six 30-minute races at Hawkstone Park! Hats off to you my friend! But it’s nice to know that we respect each other so no dirty moves – but rubbing is racing so hard battles are still to come!”

mxgb: There will be no Lewis Trickett or Matt Moffat at Blaxhall but now you will have to contend with an on-form team-mate in the shape of James Dunn as well as Nev…
MK: “I’ve broken my back twice so I know how it is to live with a painful back in daily life and I understand Lewis’ decision – it’s just a shame it’s halfway through the season. After Hawkstone Park Lewis said he could beat me so I was really looking forward to racing him at Blaxhall.

“James is a big threat as he has ridden more in the last few weeks than I have this year. He is also a rider with so much talent and has style for miles. Bob Buchanan [GL12 Racing KTM team boss] is going to be smiling when the gate drops – that’s for sure…”

mxgb: How much are you enjoying the championship?
MK: “This season is awesome! Bob is so motivated and I love to be part of the GL12 squad with James and Ade my mechanic too – we have such a good vibe. I also really like the trips to England I make for the Maxxis championship.”

mxbg: Finally, Blaxhall is a sand track – do you see this as an advantage?
MK: “I heard that Blaxhall is not the sand I am used to. The sand of Lommel and Lierop is where I grew up but a little bit of sand is better then no sand! Ha ha! Blaxhall and Foxhill are both new to me so I hope they treat me well and I will give it 100 per cent for the fans.”

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