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James Stewart

Ben Townley back in Europe

Team CLS Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit enjoyed another successful racing weekend, as both Tommy Searle and Max Anstie had the honours at Hawkstone Park.  Tommy won the MX2 class in this pre season International event, while Max celebrated his first success on his home soil in the Pro class by winning the super final.

Jean Jacques Luisetti: "It was another good weekend for us, we’re very happy so far with both riders who work hard while training and confirmed on race days how fast and consistent they are. We were happy to have Ben Townley, who just arrived in Europe and was giving advice to Tommy and Max during the weekend.  Ben is still recovering from his injury and it was a pleasure to see him with us. He is still working hard to rebuild his physical shape, and will be back on his bike only when he will be ready.”

Strong Victories at Hawkstone Park for Team CLS Hawkstone Park is a hillside circuit that is rough and demanding but that was not a problem for Tommy (pictured) who dominated the MX2 class and posted consistent fast laps to earn two other wins after Lacapelle and Sommières.

He was again leading the super final – the 250 riders started this last race four seconds ahead the 450 riders – when he heard a strange noise and retired in order to avoid any damage to his bike. It was a perfect opportunity for Max, who was in second position and got the leadership of the race. Pushing hard during the last part of the heat he claimed his first win "at home” since a while and completed the overall success of the team, which will now move to south of France for the third round of the French series in Pernes les Fontaine.

Tommy Searle: "I felt easy and comfortable in Hawkstone, where I posted fast laps to lead twice the MX2 class. It could have been a perfect day as I was also leading the super final, our bike is amazing and I feel ready for the GP’s now. We have one more race next week in France, it will be another good training for us.”

Max Anstie: (pictured right) "Everything is going well, and I was so pleased to race in England! I had a lot of fun in practice where I qualified in fourth just behind Tommy, Osborne and Tonus. In the first race I came back in third position when they put the red flag, it was a good result for me; then in the second heat I was in fourth position but in the last five laps I had a small problem. Then in the super final I pulled away a few seconds in front of the other riders, and it was a great feeling to win this race at home ahead the 450 of Ramon, Leok, Simpson and Desalle. I’d like to thanks everyone in the team for their support, everyone is working hard and there’s a great atmosphere.”



   This pic of BT101's was sent courtesy of Bill Traynor.