We can report that Brad Anderson will defend his EMX300 series lead in Russia next weekend.

The expense of the trip looked to have ruled out the two-time British champ – who was adamant in Germany that he wouldn’t travel to Russia – but a number of interested parties have chipped in to cover the costs and Ando’s passport went off to the Russian Embassy on Saturday.

Arrangements have been made for the Verde KTM to be transported by road with another crew and after a few initial doubts, the entire series top four will now be going.


Jacky Martens confirmed that he has made the crate envisaged for injured son Yentel available to Erik Willems and Kenny van Dueren so there should now be around a dozen EMX300 series regulars at Orlyonok plus, presumably, a number of Russians on 250s.