Foxhill could be a pointer to who will be champion

25 June 2010

As we enter the second half of the season, it will be make or break time for the chasing pack in the MX1 class as CAS Honda's Russian Import, Evgeny Bobreshev, is gradually edging clear of the chasing pack. The fantastic Foxhill circuit in Wiltshire will host the next round on Sunday 25th July. Some changes have already been made to the circuit since last year, which now includes an even steeper uphill section, which will keep riders in view to the main spectator area even more.

The track was homologated just over a week ago and was described as "mature and in prime condition". The sprinkler system has been extended to take in the new hill section and with plenty of water on site, dust will not be a problem. The organisers, Foxhill Promotions Ltd, have some innovative ideas and the event is going to be a fantastic day's racing.

With Bobreshev heading the points standings by 33 points from Buildbase CCM's Stephen Sword it is time for the chasing pack to produce the goods if they are to stop the 22 year old Russian taking his first British crown. CCM make no secret that there total focus this year is the ACU Maxxis Championship and they will put out all of their resources to make it happen - and with Foxhill one of Sword's favourite tracks, this could be the time.

The CAS Honda second rider, Gareth Swanepoel, is a further seven points adrift, whilst current Champion, PAR Honda's Brad Anderson, who led after the opening round before the Russian Express took over the lions share of the points at each subsequent round, is a further six points adrift. It was the 2009 Foxhill event where the "needle" between Swanny and Anderson first emerged

In the MX2 contest, both Zach Osborne (Bike It Cosworth Yamaha) and Jake Nicholls (HM Plant Red Bull KTM) now have two weeks of Grand Prix duties in Latvia and Sweden, before turning their attention to resuming the battle for top British honours.

The Foxhill circuit is easily reached from junction 15 of the M4 motorway, with Timed Training commencing at 9am, with the first of six Championship races at 12.15pm