Five different race winners at Little Silver

28 February 2010

In an action packed day on a circuit which produced some fantastic racing, the new three race format per class resulted in five different winners from the six championship races today. The only double race winner was USA rider, Zach Osborne (Bike It Cosworth Yamaha) who took back to back victories in the final two motos on a quickly drying circuit after finishing 4th in the opener. Jake Nicholls, (HM Plant Red Bull KTM UK) matched Osborne's speed for most of the day, but leaves Devon 9 points in arrears in the Championship. The final podium position was in doubt until right at the end of the third 20 minute race as Martin Barr (PAR Honda), Graeme Irwin (HM Plant Red Bull KTM UK), Kristian Whatley (Maxxis- Henderson Ins - LPE Kawasaki) and first race pace setter, Elliot Banks- Browne (DB Racing Honda) all finished within a few points of each other.

If the MX2 class was described as good the MX1 class was red hot! Race wins from Russian CAS Honda teamster, Evgeny Bobreshev, reigning MX1 champion, Brad Anderson (PAR Honda) and the second CAS Honda GP rider, Gareth Swanepoel, kept the large crown on their toes right to the end. Dispite Anderson finishing down in 7th position in the wetter opening leg, he fought back as conditions were much dryer for motos two and three to eventually take the top step on the podium by a single point from the South African, Swanepoel whose team mate Bobryshev was a point further behind after fighting through from 27th on the first lap of Moto three. Polesitter and current MX2 champion, Stephen Sword (Buildbase CCM) improved as the day went on from a lowly 9th in race one to a strong third in the final race of the day. Local rider Alex Snow (Albion Kawasaki) surprised many with a strong 4th place in the opener and backed this up in the next two races to bag 45 points and finish 6th overall.

The organising Little Silver MX Club did the series proud on a well prepared track and many commented this was one of the few tracks in the country which could cope with the rainfall during the past 72 hours.

The Ladies Championship supported this event and, as expected, Natalie Kane dominated qualifying and both motos.

The next round of the championship takes place in three weeks time at Mallory Park.