Strijbos and Pocock take lead to final round in October!
27 August 2012Go Back With a faultless three moto victory, Kevin Strijbos (HM Plant KTM UK) put one hand on his first MX1 title in front of the largest crowd of the season at Langrish today. Also by taking the top step of the MX1 podium, the Belgian GP star also lifted the coveted Ken Hall Trophy in the process. Making lightning starts, Strijbos was never headed in near perfect conditions, whilst his main challenger Shaun Simpson (Monster Energy Bike It Yamaha) kept his title hopes alive with a brace of second place finishes.
It was business as usual for the Monster Energy Bike It Yamaha MX2 Team, this time with Zach Osborne taking the top step after his rival, Arnaud Tonus only managed 6th in the opening moto. Elliot Banks Browne (HM Plant KTM UK) kept his title hopes alive by virtue of beating his main rival, Mel Pocock on two occasions, but he goes into the final round in five weeks time sixteen points adrift after Pocock done enough to share the Langrish points. EBB went 4-3-3 whilst Pocock dug deep for 2-4-4 results.
In real terms, Strijbos and Simpson were simply quicker than the rest of the field. However, local fans were delighted that Jason Dougan (Route 77 MVR-D Honda) was able to run with the leaders in the opening race, but his day was spoilt with a spill in the second mot which resulted in him having to climb back to ninth from nearly last. This allowed the second MVR-D teamster, Gert Krestinov to take third overall with 7-3-3 results.
The final showdown for both classes will take place at the Little Silver circuit near Exeter on 7th October.