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Bradshaw’s two-stroke bid on 2002 CR250

Former MX2 title contender Nev Bradshaw, who retired from pro racing in 2016, has been spotted tearing up the track on a 2002 CR250 as he prepares for the opening round of the ACU British Two-stroke Championship at Canada Heights on April 30.

“I’m going to do the full ACU series on the Honda,” he said, “but I’m just looking to enjoy myself racing with Lewis Gregory and those boys again – it’s not like I’m buying a new Husqvarna or KTM to go try and win it. I’m just there because I still enjoy racing and I know it’s at good tracks.

“For sure I want to win but I know the possibility is slim when you’re racing against bikes that have just been developed on something that’s 15 years old.

“I’m still going to give it a go and from when the gate drops to the chequered flag I’ll be giving 100 per cent which is something I really miss in my life at the minute – that feeling of finishing a moto and being content with yourself.”

Nev, who runs his own 272 Race School, was a frustrated spectator at the opening round of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship at Culham.

“It was tough watching and I really struggled,” he added. “I spent the whole of the next week pretty bummed on it but it’s just something I’ve got to accept.

“We can’t race motorbikes forever unfortunately and I’ve started a new chapter in my life helping the boys out, bringing them on and trying to help them have good careers like I did. It’s just going to take a bit of time to accept it and I’m lucky that I can still do this sort of thing just to stay happy.”

Picture © Matthew Rudd Photography

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