Paul Rowlands view on the new format

14 March 2010

With the first round now history and his main rider, Brad Anderson, who dominated the series in 2009 to eventually take the MX1 title, narrowly take the lead at the opening round this year, we asked PAR Homes Team Principal, Paul Rowlands, his views on the current championship, starting with the new three race per class format.

PR. "Its good. It is a busy day but I think it makes it more exciting, good racing and it gives riders more of a chance if they have one bad race. Its a busy day for you (the organisers) and a busy day for us, but yes, I think it is the right way to go."

The we asked his opinion on the new Q1 and Q2 "Superpole" format and who could be the main challengers to stop his rider (Anderson) retaining the title this year?

PR. " It can go up or down for a team and a rider. It is not mega important as long as we are in the first two or three, but its more excitement and you have chance to see what the other riders are doing and see if we can improve. The main challengers will be the CAS boys, Swanepoel and Bobreshev. Also the CCM lads, as they are doing Grand Prix, so they will get quicker as the season goes on, which means we have to keep improving as we are only concentrating on British races, so we have to move forward when the GP's start and we have to be on our game."

The next outing for the PAR Homes Honda team will be round two of the championship at Mallory Park on the 21st March.