Excitement is growing for the final round of the UK’s official British Supercross Championship at Birmingham’s LG Arena on Saturday February 18th. Series purse and Championship titles are on the line as the British Supercross Championship draws to a close for the 16th consecutive year.
After two rounds of the shortened British Supercross Championship Evotech Stevens Honda pilot Neville Bradshaw has emerged as the man to beat in the overall combined standings. Following Bradshaw in combined points and tied for first in the British Supercross Lights class is fellow Honda rider Nico Aubin of Dave Thorpe’s Buildbase Honda team. The likeable Frenchman has shown incredible speed and style so far winning the British Supercross Lights main event at Belfast back in November. Rounding out the podium in overall points is defending British Supercross champ Red Bull HM Plant KTM rider Tom Church. Church had an off night at Belfast ringing his bell with a crash in the qualifiers but managed to lineup for the British Supercross main taking a well earned 3rd spot.
Maxxis Henderson LPE Kawasaki’s Ashley Greedy returned to his winning ways in Belfast not in the two main events but taking the popular head to head victory over Irishman Stuart Edmonds. Greedy now sits 4th in points just ahead of fellow Kawasaki rider Rabbit No Fear’s Jack Brunnel. The defending Lights champ is close to cracking the podium but unfortunate circumstances have held the Londoner just outside the top three.
7 points separate 6-10th in the overall standings. Buff WulfSport Honda rider Adam Chatfield is set to return to for the final round after missing Belfast due to injury. The refreshed Chatfield will look to continue on after a very successful outing at the first round at Sheffield back in October. Maxxis Apico Suzuki fill in Stuart Edmonds has steadily made a name for himself in the head to head competition making the head to head final at Sheffield and Belfast. Edmonds sits 8th in overall points. Maxxis Henderson LPE Kawasaki rider Martin Barr has had terrible luck so far this season. Great qualifiers and bad luck in the mains do not show the effort Barr has put forward so far.
The Ironman of British Supercross has to be James Dunn who quietly leads the Youth Lights championship with a clean sheet and also sits 5th overall in the British Supercross Lights class. In addition to Youth Lights and British Supercross Lights Dunn also sits 11 in the British Supercross class. Tyco Suzuki rider Stephen Sword got back on track after a disastrous start in Sheffield. After not making either main at Sheffield the speedy Scot went out and qualified for both main events in Belfast rounding up 30 point for his title fight. Swordy showed his talents last year taking the win at the final round of the series in Liverpool.
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