A full strength Buildbase Honda team will arrive at Cusses Gorse in Wiltshire for the penultimate round of the 2014 Maxxis British Championship this weekend. All three riders will compete as Elliott Banks-Browne returns from injury to re-join his team-mates Brad Anderson and Nez Parker.
Anderson will lead the team into action aboard the Honda CRF450R as he looks to continue his recent run of podium finishes. The two-time British champion is currently fourth in the standings and good results this weekend could see him take the third-place spot from an injured Jake Nicholls.
“After a great MX Nationals weekend at Canada Heights, I’m feeling good going into Cusses Gorse,” said Ando. “In recent weeks my starts seem to have improved and hopefully I can produce three strong results and move up to third in the Championship.”
Reigning MX2 champion Banks-Browne returns to the competition after missing the last round at FatCat following a crash in practice. Valuable track time during the recent MX Nationals event at Canada Heights sets him in good stead to produce a strong result at the tail end of a disappointing season.
“It’s been good to be back healthy and on the bike,” says EBB. “Last week was tough after not being on the bike for so long, my speed was okay, but my bike fitness was not. I just want to go there this weekend and show people that I am capable of being a championship contender again for next year.”
Nez Parker has made a good recovery from a knee injury sustained at FatCat and is fit and ready to battle for three solid race results at Cusses Gorse. The naturally undulating circuit is sure to produce to some exciting racing as the championship nears its conclusion.
“I’m looking for three solid races and three finishes,” commented Nez when asked about the upcoming Maxxis round. “I need to get some consistent results to finish off the season. In recent weeks my speed has been good but I just need to stop crashing.”
Putoline Apico Honda’s Neville Bradshaw and James Harrison will continue their charge in the MX2 class aboard the Honda CRF250R.