Pocock back on form at Desertmartin
29 June 2012Go Back Despite a weeks rain at Desertmartin, the track took advantage of improvements from the GP, allowing the crew to get everything perfect for the teams and spectators.
At a surprisingly sunny Desertmartin it started off with Race One, where it was a battle between Elliot and Mel, who went on the attack for first but tapped Elliots wheel, dropping back to 9th and came fantastically through to 3rd.
In the second race it was a different story where Mel went straight for the lead at the likeable technical track. Mel was in the lead keeping a comfortable gap, but Elliot gained and passed over the back and in the last lap going into the canyon pulled a spectacular manoeuvre to take the win.
For the final race it was once again a battle with Elliot Banks-Browne, Mel started third, quickly getting onto Elliots tail. Both riders pulled away, and with only a few seconds apart, mel used his GP experience and sat behind Elliot, who was starting to look rugged and tired. Mel waited for him to make a mistake, where a crash took Elliot back to 9th place.
Mel took the win and gained a few more points on his chase for the ACU British Championship title. He is starting to show real material in his riding and is now only 8 points behind Elliot.
In MX1 It would appear that Kevin Strijbos’s recent top performance at his home GP has once again fuelled his British Championship dominance. In Race one Shaun was able to push with an ok start in 6th. He came through, but had a little moment and stalled it coming into a corner. Momentum lost, he then pushed some hard laps finishing behind Karro, Barr and Strijbos.
In race two strijbos again took the lead. Shaun started in 4th, soon passed Karro and Barr, riding well at one of the Scotsmans favourite tracks, but was unable to pass the sand specialist. Shaun managed to go a little higher with 3rd place.
In moto 3 Shaun came through to second really fast and was riding the best of the day. He had strijbos in his sights but on the second tabletop after the finish line and a stone caught and snapped the chain, leading to a frustrating end to what would have been a fantastic race.
Steve Dixon – “We came in looking for three wins from Mel, came away with 2 and the lead again. Happy with his riding and a big leap in maturity. In the last race shaun was looking really good so it was unfortunate for that to happen. I Look forward to the rest of the reason.”
The team now prepare for the 9th round of the World Championship at one of the favourite circuits in Uddevalla, Sweden.