Arnaud Tonus and Martin Barr win big at Foxhill as Anderson, Osborne, Sword and Whatley all suffer some bad luck in Swindon showdown…
A super-dry track, sunny conditions and a bumper crowd all welcome the Maxxis contenders to Foxhill Moto Park for round six of the eight round British championship series where Arnaud Tonus and Brad Anderson both increase their leads in the championship.
The Swiss boy wonder overcomes a fall in race one which sees him rocket back through the pack to place fifth before winning the final two encounters to take the overall ahead of Elliot Banks-Browne who runs 2-2-3 on the day and Jake Nicholls (3-3-2). The big story though surrounds race one winner Zach Osborne who crashes heavily in moto two and is unable to continue for the remainder of the day. As the DBR exclusive images show Zach’s get off is definitely a big one and he’s lucky not to be more seriously injured.
Just as Osborne had done in MX2, local favourite Stephen Sword wins MX1 race one quite easily and looks to have the second under control until he crashes mid-moto and injures his leg. Also in the second moto Kristian Whatley goes down while trying to pass Alex Snow on the opening lap and he too is forced to DNF and is a non-starter in the third. With two of the title challengers struck down by bad luck Brad Anderson suffers some of his own. While it looks like he’s got race two in the bag a last lap problem sees him slip to fourth which allows Martin Barr to take the win ahead of his Proppa.com team-mate Nathan Parker. Another win for Barr in the last race gives him the overall win with a 10-1-1 beating Anderson’s 2-4-6 and HM Plant Red Bull KTM UK debutante Tom Church’s 4-6-3.
From here the series heads to Duns in Scotland on August 14 where it’s very possible that both Tonus and Anderson could wrap up the series wins a round early.