Battling Brit Brad Anderson clinched the EMX300 championship in Switzerland on Sunday morning, winning the final moto of the year after his only title rival Mike Kras went out with a machine fault.
Ando, who took his sixth moto win from the ten starts this season, ended up not even having to finish the race after early leader Kras went out when his GL12 KTM ground to a halt after six laps.
That gave Anderson the chance to ride as he wanted, rather than just circulating in fourth place to ensure the title was his.
He caught up to race leader, Kras’ team-mate James Dunn, on the penultimate lap and made his move to win the moto, although Dunn was right behind him.
Ando, who finished on the podium at every round and whose worst moto finish was fourth in the opener yesterday, is the first Brit to win a Euro title since Mel Pocock took the EMX250 crown in 2012. Anderson said: “This means the world to me, thank you!”
It was a British one-two as Dunn took his first overall win, backing up his win from yesterday with a close second today. It was obviously a bittersweet weekend for the GL12 team as Dunn won but Kras lost his championship crown.
Dutchman Kras finished second in the championship, with Belgian Kevin Vandueren third after taking third overall in the Swiss round.
Dunn, who missed the Russian round, took fifth overall in the championship.