Kristian Whatley (MBO Sport Yamaha) kept his win-streak going at Culham Park over the weekend for round three of the Red Bull Pro Nationals.

The 23-year-old dominated on the tough, old-school track by the side of the Thames, taking a hat-trick of wins over the hottest weekend of the year to extend his championship lead to 32 points ahead of Frenchman Milko Potisek (2B Yamaha) who ended the weekend off the podium in fourth.

“I’ve tried to keep it smooth today,” says Kristian. “I’ve taken my time and stayed patient with it being so hot. It’s such a hard track out there – I’ve always said this is a man’s track and you can get bit anytime. I didn’t want to holeshot, I wanted to sit there in the top three, see what the guys were doing, find lines behind them and not let them see my lines. Patience has been a virtue today.”

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Estonian Gert Krestinov (Apico Ansatech Kawasaki) put in his best performance of the series to fill the second step of the podium ahead of defending champ Nico Aubin (Buildbase Honda) who managed third overall despite suffering the after-effects of a mid-week illness.

Victory in MX2 went to Martin Barr (VMXMOTO.com/Nutt Travel KTM) who was making his 2013 series debut after breaking his thumb before the opening round in April. The Northern Irishman looked strong all weekend to claim the overall from South African defending champion Neville Bradshaw (Putoline Honda) and series leader Steven Lenoir (Evotech Stevens KTM).

“I’m over the moon to come back from injury and get my first overall of the year – it’s absolutely fantastic,” says Martin. “My bike’s working fantastic and I need to say a big thank you to everyone who’s helping out and all my personal sponsors, I wouldn’t be here without them. To come away with the win today is really satisfying.”

In the Red Bull Elite Youth Cup 18-year-old Dan Thornhill moved to the top of the Rookie championship standings after five hard-fought races while North Easterner Jay Hague’s win-streak in the Big Wheel 85cc class was ended by Kent’s Mitchell Lewis. The Small Wheel 85cc class saw 12-year-old Charlie Cole take his second event win in a row and Bradford racer Kacey Hird claimed a debut weekend victory in the 65s.

Lewis Gregory suffered his first race loss of the season in the 2-Stroke 125cc Expert championship but still extended his championship lead as Rob Holyoake topped the Junior division. Victory in the Open 2-Stroke Expert division went to a dominant Josh Waterman and Jack Gregory took care of business in the Juniors.

Next stop on the series schedule is the spectacular Skelder Bank circuit near Whitby on July 20-21.

2013 Red Bull Pro Nationals results and standings

2013 Red Bull Pro Nationals MX1 – Overall
Pos No. Rider Sponsor Total points R1. R2. R3.
1 227 Kristian Whatley MBO Sport Yamaha 75 25 25 25
2 37 Gert Krestinov Apico Ansatech Kawasaki 58 18 18 22
3 131 Nicolas Aubin Buildbase Honda Racing 58 16 22 20
4 32 Milko Potisek Yamaha France 58 22 20 16
5 160 Scott Elderfield Lanes Kawasaki 42 14 15 13
6 70 Dorran Coutts Maxxix Kawasaki By LPE 40 11 11 18
7 25 Jamie Law Dyer & Butler KTM 40 13 12 15
8 155 Jack Brunell Maxxis Kawasaki by LPE 37 12 13 12
9 60 Brad Anderson Maxxis Kawasaki By LPE 34 20 14
10 68 Shane Carless Oakleaf Kawasaki 30 16 14
11 292 James Dodd 27 9 9 9
12 74 Partick Major Desert Off Road 26 8 7 11
13 438 Jackson Evans 25 15 10
14 295 Ross Rutherford Pendrich Kawasaki 23 7 6 10
15 113 Michael Mahon 18 6 5 7
16 22 George Baldwin MBO Sport Yamaha 16 8 8
17 550 Sean Rowan-Mitchell 10 10
18 111 Kelvin Townsend Gibbs Performance, St Blazey M/C 9 5 4
19 90 Aaron Lowe 4 4
2013 Red Bull Pro Nationals MX1 – Championship
Pos No. Rider Total Diff Gap
1 227 Kristian Whatley 204 0 0
2 32 Milko Potisek 172 32 32
3 131 Nicolas Aubin 166 38 6
4 37 Gert Krestinov 147 57 19
5 60 Brad Anderson 133 71 14
6 25 Jamie Law 132 72 1
7 68 Shane Carless 108 96 24
8 160 Scott Elderfield 107 97 1
9 70 Dorran Coutts 80 124 27
10 295 Ross Rutherford 79 125 1
11 155 Jack Brunell 77 127 2
12 9 Stuart Edmonds 65 139 12
13 442 Adrien Van Beveren 56 148 9
14 292 James Dodd 48 156 8
15 74 Partick Major 46 158 2
16 22 George Baldwin 42 162 4
17 550 Sean Rowan-Mitchell 40 164 2
18 5 Josh Waterman 36 168 4
19 681 Tommy Alba 32 172 4
20 111 Kelvin Townsend 30 174 2
21 33 Wayne Garrett 27 177 3
22 438 Jackson Evans 25 179 2
23 113 Michael Mahon 18 186 7
24 411 Steve Ramon 13 191 5
25 140 Luke Burton 13 191 0
26 232 James Lassu 13 191 0
27 42 Nez Parker 12 192 1
28 90 Aaron Lowe 10 194 2
29 11x Jean_Claude Mousse 6 198 4
30 500 Luke Hill 4 200 2
31 3 Robert Hamilton 4 200 0
2013 Red Bull Pro Nationals MX2 – Overall
Pos No. Rider Sponsor Total points R1. R2. R3.
1 50 Martin Barr VMXMOTO.com/Nutt Travel KTM 67 25 22 20
2 272 Neville Bradshaw Putoline Honda 63 20 25 18
3 685 Steven Lenoir Evotech Stevens KTM 58 16 20 22
4 121 Bryan MacKenzie Pendrich Kawasaki 45 13 7 25
5 36 Matthew Moffat Drysduce KTM UK, Motoshack 45 15 14 16
6 66 Lewis Tombs JAR Honda By IFS 42 11 16 15
7 5x Graeme Irwin Heads & All threads Suzuki UK 42 18 11 13
8 5 Josh Waterman 41 12 15 14
9 23 Edward Allingham MBO Yamaha 38 10 18 10
10 511 Steven Clarke 35 22 13
11 303 Jake Millward Oakleaf Kawasaki 30 8 10 12
12 11 Matt Burrows Putoline Honda 29 9 9 11
13 24 Luke Remmer Vancraft 27 6 12 9
14 214 Lewis Trickett Lanes Kawasaki 14 14
15 16 Carlton Husband 13 7 6
16 957 Jake Preston 8 8
2013 Red Bull Pro Nationals MX2 – Championship
Pos No. Rider Total Diff Gap
1 685 Steven Lenoir 200 0 0
2 272 Neville Bradshaw 185 15 15
3 5x Graeme Irwin 162 38 23
4 121 Bryan MacKenzie 140 60 22
5 66 Lewis Tombs 118 82 22
6 36 Matthew Moffat 117 83 1
7 24 Luke Remmer 101 99 16
8 303 Jake Millward 89 111 12
9 991 Nathan Watson 88 112 1
10 214 Lewis Trickett 85 115 3
11 114 Jordan Booker 75 125 10
12 50 Martin Barr 67 133 8
13 11 Matt Burrows 67 133 0
14 919 Ben Watson 53 147 14
15 23 Edward Allingham 48 152 5
16 5 Josh Waterman 41 159 7
17 7 Stephen Sword 38 162 3
18 19 Ryan Houghton 37 163 1
19 511 Steven Clarke 35 165 2
20 16 Carlton Husband 13 187 22
21 957 Jake Preston 8 192 5
22 12 Luke Dean 8 192 0

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