Conrad Mewse’s surge in form continued last weekend at Redsand at the MXGP of Spain showing speed on par with the best the class has to offer in the gnarly and brightly coloured sand in Spain.

The Hitachi ASA KTM pilot ran second behind championship leader, Pauls Jonass, in the opening moto only to get caught by Jorge Prado and Thomas Kjer Olsen after a small mistake two laps from the chequers.

I couldn’t help but be impressed by how he handled the pressure from the two Factory guys.

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The British rider put in another strong display in moto two, finishing inside the top 10 to move him up to fifth in the points, level with fellow Brit Ben Watson.

“We started the weekend not great with a rough Saturday for the qualifying race with the track so fast and everyone being the same speed, it makes it so hard to pass after I got a bad start,” revealed Mewse. “But we got our head down Sunday with two really strong starts and running up front in both motos.

“In the first one, I was second until almost the end when I made a slight mistake and two riders got by me, which was a bit disappointing. The second race delivered another solid top 10 result with ninth and looking at the long game, we’ve now moved up fifth in the championship. So, it was a definite positive weekend and I’m looking forward to the first round of the British series.”

Conrad’s excellent results at Redsand are no fluke. He had a solid weekend in Argentina at the opening round of the championship but was overshadowed by Ben Watson. Mewse continued to improve on his return to Europe, posting two top-five motos for fourth overall in Valkenswaard – this time besting Watson.

Mewse may have just made himself the one to beat at the opening round of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship this weekend at Culham.

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