Briton Brad Anderson proved his recent facial injuries have not slowed him one bit as he romped to a double race win in the European two-stroke championship at Matterley Basin.
In Saturday’s race he fell on the first lap and came through to victory from Mike Kras. And in Sunday morning’s heat he tailed early leader and fellow Briton Brad Todd before making his move and pulling away to a clear win.
“I’m proud as punch! What an incredible feeling!” said the reigning EMX300 champ after God Save The Queen was played as he topped the podium and sprayed the victory champagne.
Todd, who fell in yesterday’s race and didn’t score, dropped to third place behind Gas Gas ace Vaclav Kovar. Todd was riding a Yamaha-branded Husqvarna and struggled with arm pump, shaking out his arms over lots of the jumps.
Kovar, third yesterday behind Kras, took second overall with his 3-2 scorecard.
It was disaster for Kras as his bike expired in a huge plume of steam. He threw it to the ground and stomped back to the pits dejected.
The race was great for Brits as Ben Putnam took fifth place from Todd Kellett. Kellett was level on points for third overall with Andrea Gorini but missed out on the podium as his rival had finished fourth.
Matt Burrows took a strong eighth place and Ron Holyoake was 11th, proving his big spill in yesterday’s moto was not hindering him.