Grand Prix riders head to Lyng with mixed fortunes!

06 June 2010

With just six days to go to the next round at Lyng, our Grand Prix contenders had mixed fortunes at the French GP this weekend. Of the seven riders who are currently regularly competing on the world stage, it was once again our current MX2 series leader, Zach Osborne who scored the best at St Jean D'Angely with an overall third position and currently holds sixth position in the championship - just six points adrift of Shaun Simpson who has opted to concentrate solely on the World Championship. There is no doubting the American's speed, but he makes it difficult after poor qualifying sessions which gives a poor gate choice. Jake Nicholls would have hoped to score better on the wet hardpack French circuit which yielded his lowest points haul of the year, so he will want to close the gap on Osborne in the British series. Other MX2 points scorers in the championship who will appear in Norfolk are Latvian Matiss Karro (16th) and Mel Pocock (34th).

Our current MX1 leader, Evgeny Bobreshev didn't excel in the wet french conditions, but his eight point haul still keeps him in the top ten in the world standings. However, his CAS team partner, Gareth Swanepoel scored 10-8 to hold fifteenth and will look to carry this form forward into the sand at Cadders Hill.

Of course, in addition to this we have another rider who is holding 6th place in the world and recovering from injury should be riding next weekend. Natalie Kane showed a gritty performance to put two good point scoring rides together and will feature in the MX2 class, which incidentally will be the first to take to the circuit at 9am on Sunday, in the new morning format.

The Lyng circuit is easily reached from the A47 trunk road and as the series reaches the half way point, this is an event not to be missed.