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Maxxis ACU British MX Champs - Round 4 Report

Osborne and Anderson extend lead - slightly!

In a dazzling display of speed the Bike It Cosworth Wild Wolf Yamaha  Teamsters of Zach Osborne and Arnaud Tonus (pictured) dominated the MX2 Class at the fourth round of the championship at Milton Park. Osborne notched up two wins to the one of Tonus, but in the second race Osborne found a turn of speed which even caught his Swiss counterpart by surprise. Finding himself midpack at the end of the first lap whilst Tonus was in front with a clear track, Osborne carved his way through the field and eventualy caught and passed his main title rival. Our Dave Rich picture shows them at the height of the battle. As the series now enjoys a seven week summer break, Osborne leads Tonus by six points. Elliot Banks Browne on the DB Racing Honda took third with 3-5-3 scores which put him two points ahead of Mel Pocock who just missed out on a podium with 5-3-4. Ray Rowson (Samsung Yamaha) finished fifth despite a non scoring second moto whilst Bryan MacKenzie (Maxxis Henderson LPE Kawasaki) started well with a solid 4th in the first moto but faded badly to only score a further five points from the final two races.

Note: John Phillips 22nd and Cam Dillon 33rd.

MX1:  On paper Brad Anderson's (PAR Honda) 1-2-1 score looks easy, but this was far from the truth as he had to work hard to grind out a result which puts him a slightly more comfortable 19 points ahead at the midway point. Kristian Whatley (Samsung Yamaha) finished second on the day with astunning performance which included a charge from nearly last on the opening lap of the final moto after a first corner crash. Martin Barr ( KTM) took the lower step on the podium with 3-4-3 results and for most of the opening moto was challenging Whatley for the lead - before Anderson caught and passed both. Jason Dougan on the bigger version of the Bike It Cosworth Wild Wolf Yamaha made amends for a poor opening moto which netted just nine points before salvaging his day with a 3rd and 2nd.

It was not a good day for the Buildbase CCM team with Stephen Sword not being able to get to grips with the hard pack track with an opening moto fourth being his best results. Tipped as a possible title contender, Sword now finds himself 51 points and significantly two motos away from the sharp end. After finding himself second in the morning Q2 Superpole shootout, Lanes Kawasaki rider, Alex Snow made his inside starting position count to nett 44 points - his result day of the season.

The championship now resumes after a short mid season break at Desertmartin in Northern Ireland on Sunday 26th June.

There was no overall results so read the Round 4 in the standings.

Note: Ben Townley is 27th after only running in Round 3, Kieran Scheele is 37th whilst out with injury, Bjarne Frederikesen 43rd.