Aubin snatches another podium
31 May 2012Go Back The Milton Park motocross circuit in Northampton was baked hard in the extremely hot and sunny conditions on Sunday. It was the venue for round four of the Maxxis British Motocross Championship and the Buildbase Honda MX2 riders, Nico` Aubin and Jordan Booker made the most of their qualifying session with both riders making the “Superpole” race. Aubin put together a fantastic lap to take pole position and Booker ended in a solid tenth spot.
The races were a different story, with Aubin grabbing the hole-shot in race one, only to be edged out by Elliott Banks-Browne on the third straight. Both riders edged away after an early threat from Pocock amounted to nothing. At the flag, Banks-Browne and Aubin were over 30 seconds in front of third placed Pocock. Jordan Booker was punished for a bad start and after a series of mistakes ended just out of the points.
Race two was a similar story, with EBB out in front, but this time Bradshaw and Lenoir were nibbling at the heels of Aubin. A mistake by the trailing duo at the halfway stage gave Nico` some breathing space and the Frenchman took another second in front of Bradshaw (3rd) and Lenoir (4th). Booker suffered a poor start but battled to a good 9th spot at the flag.
Race three saw a new format for Maxxix British Championship races, with the final race of the day being a 30 minute plus two lap head-to-head between the top 20 from each MX1 and MX2 classes. The riders went to the line based on their qualifying positions, with Aubin leading the way.
Minimal watering between motos had little effect on the now dusty track and a good start was critical. Both Aubin and Booker failed to reach the second bend in the leading group, with Aubin left on the ground in a heap and dead last and Booker mid-field. Several crashes throughout the race saw Nico` retire and Booker way down the field. With points awarded on race position, regardless of class, Nico was fortunate to steal an overall podium position.
Moto three was won easily by Mattis Karro who took a maximum on the day in the MX1 class, with EBB finishing 6th also to take the top MX2 spot on the day.
Phoenix Tools MX1 Honda rider Maarten Cremers was taken to hospital having suffered a broken left leg in qualifying. He is en-route to surgery in Belgium and we wish him a safe and speedy recovery.
The next Maxxis British Championship round is at the Desert Martin in Ireland on 24th of June.
See you there.