British two-stroke ace poised to take Euro title tomorrow
British bulldog Brad Anderson (Verde Sports KTM) goes into battle tomorrow at the MXGP of Pietramurata knowing he could wrap up the 2020 EMX2t title with Saturday’s final round still to go.
The 39-year-old has dominated this year’s series from the get-go on his 250 stroker, scoring comprehensive overall victories at the first three rounds with five wins and a second from six starts giving him a 49-point lead.
“We’re racing tomorrow and again on Saturday but hopefully I can wrap it up tomorrow,” said Brad. “That would be nice. I’m feeling good and relaxed, we’re just chilling out and treating it like a normal race.”
Surprisingly, despite his years of racing Brad only has limited experience of the spectacular track in the shadow of the Dolomite mountains in northern Italy. His EMX pedigree on a two-stroke is, however, unquestionable with two Euro titles in the last three years.
“I’ve watched racing from Trentino loads of times but I think I’ve only rode here once back when I was trying to qualify on a 125 which I didn’t manage to do.
“The track looks amazing but I think it might be hard to pass on. It might be different for us boys but all the MXGP and MX2 lads seemed to find it hard. A couple of holeshots would be nice, then I wouldn’t have to pass anyone but you know me – I always have to work for what I get!
“It looks grippy on top but you see a lot of the riders slipping out so it must be shiny underneath. I’ll find out tomorrow – hopefully I can keep it on two wheels.”
Racing will get under way around noon in Italy so keep checking back for regular updates.