MX1 & MX2 Race 1 Report

13 June 2010

As the sun began to shine just after mid day, the first MX2 race took to the line and it was Jake Nicholls on the HM Plant Red Bull KTM who charged off at the front and looked to have built up a commanding lead at one third distance. Series Leader, Zach Osborne (Bike It Cosworth Yamaha) suffered an indifferent start and had to fight his way through. However, once into second position the stateside rider consistently put in lap times nearly two seconds faster than initial leader Nicholls who succombed to pressure at the far part of the track and suffered a “quick off” He remounted to eventually finish 3rd..

Meanwhile, the second Bike it Cosworth rider, Mel Pocock was lapping consistently in 2nd as looked in control to post his best ride of the year so far. PAR Homes riders Martin Barr and Scott Elderfield were involved in some bar banging action as they passed the work area, which Elderfield acknowledged was his fault by apologising by hand .DB Honda’s Elliot Banks Browne was only two seconds behind Nicholls at the close of the 20 minute plus two lap race in 4th. Meanwhile, his new team mate, Lewis Rose backed up his first ever top 12 qualifying position with a rewarding 8th place finish in moto one behind Neville Bradshaw (Samsung Yamaha) and Barr.

The first MX1 race kept the large crowd on their toes throughout. A race long battle developed between current Series Leader Evgeny Bobreshev (CAS Honda) and current Champion, Brad Anderson (PAR Honda). At mid distance it looked as if Anderson would claw back some lost points on his main opponent, but “Boby” came strong in the last two laps and crossed the line less than one second in front. Gareth Swanepoel (Cas Honda) and Stephen Sword (Buildbase CCM) were locked in their own battle, nearly 20 seconds adrift of the leading pair and it was Swanny who finished third – again less than one second ahead of Sword.

Jason Dougan (Phoenix Tools Bike it Cosworth Yamaha), Ben Lamay (Samsung Yamaha), Nathan Parker ( Honda) and Carl Nunn (MVR-D Suzuki) completed the leaderboard.

Unfortunately, the satelite signal at the circuit is very poor and this may be the last report today.