Two-time British champion, Brad Anderson will race a 450 KTM for Lancashire-based team Verde Sports in the Maxxis British and Michelin MX Nationals championships in 2016.
“It will be great to ride for a northern-based team as this will make testing so much easier,” said Brad who lives about 80 miles north of the team’s Chorley base. “I have always fancied racing a KTM and this will be the first time since a nipper. I am looking forward to joining Adrian [Kirk] and the team. They are a close knit, dedicated team who go out of their way to try to help the sport move forward.”
Team Manager Adrian Kirk is excited to sign up the no-nonsense North Easterner. “We are really looking forward to working with Brad and achieving podiums in the British MX1 championships,” he said. “We have been working towards this deal for the last two months with lots of consideration from both parties. It will be an honour to work alongside a rider such as Brad.”
Former national youth champ Jake Millward will be staying with Verde Sports Racing for a second season and will compete in the MX2 class in the Maxxis and MX Nationals.
While Ando will be mounted on a Verde KTM for domestic duties, he’ll contest the full EMX300 series in 2016 on a 300cc GL12 Yamaha alongside Lewis Gregory.
“I can’t see any reason why one of my two riders can’t win it,” said GL12 team owner Bob Buchanan. “They’ll both be strong and I want to win the two-stroke title. I want to push two-stroke motocross as much as I can.”
Bob’s third man for the EMX series is young American Slade Tressler who will race the 125cc class.