Buildbase Honda`s latest Arenacross recruit, Adam Chatfield showed his class by winning the final of round two of the UK Arenacross Championship in Belfast last night (Saturday 19th Jan), though unlike round one where Chatfield was unbeaten, the indoor pro racer had to fight for his honours against a classy entry.
Fastest in practice, Chatfield was bullied on the first lap of his first heat and settled into around sixth spot, moving steadily through the field on a fast-developing circuit to finish third at the flag.
A slightly better third place start in his second heat gave Chatfield a chance to get close to early leader Jack Brunnel but Brunnel clung on to the lead, with the Buildbase CRF450 Honda of Chatfield finishing a close second.
All eyes focussed on the start of the final. Chatfield chose the safer, inside start-gate and settled on the first lap in third spot behind current UK Arenacross Champion and fellow Honda racer Neville Bradshaw and fast-starter and race leader once again Brunnel.
Chatfield made his move on Bradshaw and set off in pursuit of Brunnel. By the halfway mark, the Buildbase Honda was all over Brunnel and once past, he cruised to another fantastic win to consolidate his position at the top of the championship leader board.
UK ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP – ROUND TWO – BELFAST – RESULTS
1 – ADAM CHATFIELD – BUILDBASE HONDA – (CHAMPIONSHIP LEADER AFTER TWO ROUNDS)
2 – JACK BRUNNEL
3 – NEVILLE BRADSHAW – DB RACING HONDA
4 – CYRILLE COULON
5 – CARL NUNN
6 – MICHAEL MUSQUIN – BUILDBASE HONDA
7 – CHARLES LeFRANCOISE
8 – ERIC SORBY
Round three of the UK Arenacross Championship is on February 2nd at the NEC Birmingham.
See you there.
BUILDBASE HONDA RACING