Motocross or Football?

22 June 2010

No matter if England win the crucial World Cup game on Wednesday afternoon, Motocross fans can tune in for some blistering action from round four of the championship at Lyng which will be shown on Sky Sports at various times on Wednesday night and Thursday.

The 47 minute programme will first be shown at the unusual time of half past midnight on Thursday morning and repeated again at 4.30am. However, if you are available at 8am on Thursday morning you can see a repeat on Sky Sports three and it is repeated again at 10am on SS 2. A further repeat showing will go out on Sky Sports 3 at 1pm. If you miss all of these, you have a final chance to catch the action from the superb Cadders Hill circuit again at 6am on Sky Sports 4 on Sunday morning.

The Max Power programmes on the 17th and 24th July will also have dedicated MX1 and MX2 slots.

The first half of the programme focuses on the MX2 class, which could easily have been renamed " crashes of the day". In moto one look out for championship contender Jake Nicholls have his front wheel tuck under in the deep Lyng sand and judge for yourself the amount of outside assistance he received. In race two, there were certainly no team orders between Championship leader Zach Osborne and Mel Pocock as they both chose the same piece of sand, right in front of the mechanics area, whilst Neville Bradshaw comes off worst after a coming together with Bryan MacKenzie on the fast loops half way round the circuit. We also see Martin Barr throw away the lead with a simple crash - again in front of the Mechanics area.

Not so many crashes in the MX1 races although Daniel Latham and Ben Talbot share a moment they may prefer to forget, whilst at the sharp end, Commentator Dave Moore highlights the race long battle between current champion, Brad Anderson and current championship leader, Evgeny Bobreshev, which he describes as a repeat of the cold war.

The next round of the championship takes place at Foxhill, near Swindon on July 25th.