After suffering another injury at the beginning of 2013, Matiss Karro got his season back on track with a third overall at round 3 of the Maxxis British Motocross Championship.
MX1 – Race 1
Matiss Karro made a good start in fifth with Jonathan Barragan in 10th. By the time Karro moved up a place to fourth, Barragan was up to sixth and pushing for fifth but was taken down, dropping him out of the top twenty.
With the track so fast in the early part of the day, it was hard to make up places and the best Barragan could manage was 13th at the flag. Karro pushed past Dougan to move into third which he held to the end of the race.
MX1 – Race 2
Karro made another good start in third behind Tanel Leok and Tommy Searle and although he couldn’t live with their pace, his own speed saw him move away from the rest to another third. Barragan started in 13th and soon moved through to seventh but a crash late on cost him a place and he had to settle for an eventual eighth.
MX1 – Race 3
The first three from race two were again away at the head of the field but this time out, Karro was able to go with the front two. The three of them quickly pulled away from the rest of the pack and it was a three horse race for the podium positions. Try as he might, his lack of bike time meant he couldn’t sustain the early pace and Karro had to ease off.
Karro was left to ride a lonely race which he easily held until the checkers – to give him a fantastic third overall on the day. Barragan was forced to sit out the final race after suffering double vision following his race two crash.
Matiss Karro said: “It was good weekend, third place today felt like a win because of being injured before. I got arm pump in the first race but still finished third. Then I was third again in the second race, but got tired and had to fight to keep the position. “In the third race I managed to stay with the front two for a while but add a couple of mistakes and I lost the tow, so just settled for a safe third. Bike was good today and I felt good, so looking forward to the GP in Italy next week.”
Jonathan Barragan said: “It was a disaster today. I got taken out in race one, crashed myself in race two and then wasn’t able to ride in race three because I couldn’t see properly.”