Neville Bradshaw put in a stunning performance in round one of the all new MX Nationals motocross series, at Culham and finished the weekend the top MX2 rider.
The Putoline Apico Honda rider rode hard in all three races and ended the weekend fourth overall amongst the bigger MX1 bikes.
In race one, Bradshaw gated well and was mixing it up with the MX1 machines, until a mistake half-way through the race saw him drop back to 10th. However, he pushed forward and finished the race in seventh and second in the MX2 standings.
Race two, saw him riding in fourth place, until with six laps remaining Gert Krestinov and Graeme Irwin sneaked past and relegated him to sixth place, where he crossed the line. However, all was not lost, as the sixth-place was enough for him to finish top MX2 rider.
As race three got under-way, the sun was setting and Neville pushed hard to finish fourth and top MX2 rider once more.
Bradshaw, said: “It’s been a solid meeting for me and the team as we have come away with first place in the MX2 class and fourth overall out of both classes. In that last race I was the fourth bike to cross the finish line and that was awesome.
“I have been getting some good starts all weekend and me and the bike are going well. The track was gnarly, but last weekend, despite feeling good and riding well I just could not make things happen. But here where the track is more technical, it all came together and I think it showed in my riding.”
His team-mate, James Harrison had a strong round, considering his lack of experience in the Pro Class. In race one he finished 24th and in race two he finished 22nd. However, he was forced to retire from the final race, after jarring his injured ankle in the ruts which were hard to see in the evening sunshine
Harrison said: “I pulled out of the last race with problems with vision due to the low sun that caused me to keep dabbing my leg in the ruts which was aggravating the ankle I hurt five weeks ago. But I enjoyed the meeting and I like having to qualify for the race.”
The next event for the team will be round two of the Maxxis British Motocross Championship at Lyng in Norfolk on April 6.