Osborne and Bobreshev continue winning ways

14 June 2010

Current championship leaders, Zach Osborne (Bike it Cosworth Yamaha) and Evgeny Bobreshev (CAS Honda) continued their current form and extended their leads as the series reached the halfway stage at Lyng, in Norfolk yesterday. Whilst the Russian took a major step in the MX1 catagory by extending his lead over Stephen Sword (Buildbase CCM) to 33 points, (21 on the day), Osborne scored just one more point than his nearest rival, Jake Nicholls (HM Plant Red Bull KTM), who could easily of been on the top step of the podium, but for a small mistake in the opening moto.

It was a good day for the Bike it Cosworth Yamaha team as their second rider, Mel Pocock put in three strong rides scoring 2-3-3 to finish on the lower step of the podium to move into 5th in the championship. Martin Barr (PAR Honda) and Elliot Banks- Browne (DB Racing Honda) both scored well, Banks- Browne with some lightning starts whilst Barr frequently had to fight through the pack. At the podium ceromony, both Osborne and Pocock dedicated their performances to young Bradley Pocock, who broke his leg in the Free Practice session earlier in the day.

Although he scored three confidence boosting wins, Bobreshev didn't have things his own way in the MX1 class. His CAS Honda Team partner, Gareth Swanepoel put in by far his strongest ride of the season with 3-2-2 performances to close in on Sword's current second place after the CCM rider had no answer to the speed of the CAS pairing, plus current Champion, Brad Anderson (PAR Honda) on the day. Sword had to settle for a trio of fourth places and was not able to challenge the other three. Anderson looked so determined on the deep sandy track, but apart from the first moto where he fought with Bobreshev for the whole 25 minutes to finish less than a second adrift, he had to settle for an on form Swanepoel taking two second positions away from him in motos two and three.

Bobreshev nows leads the class by 33 points from Sword, with Swanny just a further seven points adrift. Current Champion Anderson is now 46 points off the lead and will have a mammoth task on his hands in the remaining four rounds if he is to hold onto his crown.

The next round of the series is at the famous Foxhill circuit on July 25th.