One to watch!

06 September 2018

Go Back A three-race maximum last time out at Hawkstone Park has lifted Rossi Beard to the top of the Maxxis MXY2 championship table and into a 24-point lead with just two rounds to go.

Amazingly, the racer from the North West of England doesn’t celebrate his 16th birthday until December which means he’s battling it out for the title with riders who are much older than him, a fact that reflects his ethos of chasing the best competition instead of silverware.

BYN BW85 champion in 2016, the same season Rossi also raced the Coupe de l’Avenir where he won the opening race by 5.4 seconds. His performance was so impressive that Stefan Everts lent across to his Putoline Planet Husqvarna technician Brandon Annear and asked “who is this kid?”.

The BYN 125 title followed in 2017 and he then kicked off this year’s MXY2 championship challenge with two race wins at the opener at Blaxhall sandwiched around an eighth in race two when his chain came off. This season has also seen him make his adult Maxxis MX2 debut at Desertmartin where he qualified 20th for the points-paying races but crashed in the opener and pulled out of moto two when he broke his finger.

“Motocross is my passion,” he said. “There are no other hobbies, just motocross. I want to go to America and do some AMA stuff. I’ve always watched the races over there. I like Ryan Dungey’s riding style but probably at the moment my favourite rider is Ken Roczen. It’s a long way away but I’ve got plenty of time.”

You can catch Rossi in action at round four of the Maxxis MXY2 series at Foxhill on September 23.

Picture: Imagerich Media

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