Six years after he clinched the EMX250 championship then had his GP career cut short with a horrific hand injury, Briton Mel Pocock took his first major international win in the EMX250 series opener at RedSand in Spain. Fighting back the tears after crossing the line, he said: "It's indescribable!
Defending champ Brad Anderson led today's first EMX300 race at Redsands in Spain, but crashed and dropped back to sixth place. It allowed his great rival, GL12 KTM's Mike Kras, to take the win and the lead in the championship.
Last week's double winner Greg Smets took fifth place and is
Briton Martin Barr set the fastest time in qualifying for the EMX250 championship at Redsand in Spain this morning, while EMX300 champ Brad Anderson was second behind Mike Kras in the 300 two-stroke series.
James Dunn, opting for the EMX250 series rather than the 300, put his GL12 KTM in 11th
Round 3 of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship season is the MXGP of La Comunitat Valenciana and the circuit of Redsand which will host the best riders in the world this weekend including Jeffrey Herlings, Antonio Cairoli, Tim Gajser, Clement Desalle, Gautier Paulin, Jeremy Van Horebeek, Pauls Jonass, Spanish star Jorge Prado
The Revo Husqvarna team of Mel Pocock, Martin Barr, Dylan Woodcock and Ollie Colmer put in some pre-season Training in Spain at Redsands Mx Park. The adult team will compete in the EMX World Championship and the Maxxis British Championship .