Red Bull Pro Nationals – Round 3 Preview
Despite nursing an injury, Tyco Suzuki rider Stephen Sword aims to defend his championship lead during round three of the Red Bull Pro Nationals at Canada Heights tomorrow.
The Scottish rider was involved in a nasty incident just two weeks ago at Desertmartin, and despite being pin-balled and run over by a total of three riders – the tough little Swindon based MX1 Suzuki pilot, is determined to be in the thick of the action at the Kent venue.
His new MX1 team-mate Martin Barr has made a dream transition to the RM-Z450 Suzuki with the Moneymore based team, taking the overall on his debut at Fatcat during round two of the RB Pro Nationals, with an even more impressive second place overall at Desertmartin during his home round of the British series.
Desertmartin was also a day for Tyco Suzuki MX2 rider Stuart Edmonds to finally show his hand as a top class performer with a handful of top six results, and the Dubliner, like his team-mates, will also be looking for podium action this weekend in the high profile Red Bull series.
“After a disappointing Desertmartin the past two weeks have been set aside to recover from a battered and bruised back injury. In saying that, I’m happy to be racing this weekend and I’ll be fighting hard on Sunday at one of my favourite circuits, where I hope to be coming away with the red plate once again. It’ll be great to catch up with the boys again today and hopefully put them back on the box on Sunday.”
“I’m really looking forward to the Red Bull this weekend at Canada Heights after a good run recently at Fatcats and also at Desertmartin on the Suzuki. The aim this weekend is to take my second overall on the spin and close in on the championship leader.”
“Desertmartin was awesome and when things are going well it makes me remember why I’m doing this. The team has done a great job all year and I love riding the RM-Z250 Suzuki. Hopefully I can carry the British form from The Desert into Canada Heights this weekend and show what I’m capable of.”
Adam Lyons – Team Manager:
“It’s full gas this weekend from everyone involved at Tyco Suzuki. Our goal in MX1 is to leave this round as ‘one-two’ in the championship standings with strong rides and big Stu is capable of being in the hunt for top six honours again in MX2.”
Current MX1 Standings
Stephen Sword 90
Marc De Reuver 80
Martin Barr 80
Nicolas Aubin 74
Gert Krestinov 56
Josh Waterman 48
Current MX2 Standings
Steven Lenoir 94
Neville Bradshaw 78
Graeme Irwin 67
Nathan Watson 57
Alan Keet 52
E.B Browne 50
[9th] Stuart Edmonds 41
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