EMX2T 2021 R1 – LOKET, CZECH REPUBLIC
The first round of the 2021 EMX2t European Two Stroke Championships was held in Loket, Czech Republic this weekend. Reigning Championship Winner, Brad Anderson headed out on behalf of the team to defend his title. Brad and his two mechanics, Chris Muir and Josh Van Der Linde took the road trip alone, due to Covid Restrictions in the paddock and a race clash with the UK MX Nationals.
A great first race for Brad Anderson who is out in the Czech Repubic defending his EMX2t Red Plate Championship lead. He flew out of the gate immediately taking the lead. The German rider, Maximillan Spies was the only rider giving Brad any grief. He chased hard on Brads back wheel for the first three quarters of the race, with Brad blocking his path. 8 minutes to go, Spies found a good line and made his move and pulled away. Brad was happy to stay in 2nd for Race one. So race 1 – P1.
Not quite as good a jump out the gate for race 2. The two Factory Fantic riders got the advantage and left Brad following on in third. Brad pushed hard but the track just didn’t seam to suit him this weekend and he couldn’t close the gap sufficiently, so finished Race 2 in P3.
So overall at the MXGP of Loket, in the Republic of Czech, Brad Anderson got 2nd Overall and his first trip to the podium. Roll on next weekend for the MXGP of Belgium at the well known sand track of Lommel.
Not a bad start to the Championship but now 8 points behind the leader going into Round 2.
TEAM MANAGER, ADRIAN KIRK:
A good effort from Brad on a hard pack track, which seamed to suit the Factory Fantic riders better. Next week in Lommel, deep sand … definitely an Ando track. It is a shame that the whole team aren’t able to be out there to support him but the two mechanics that are with him are keeping him relaxed and focused.
24 July 2021