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Anderson celebrates Belfast Supercross win

14:14 21st November 2011 by Ray Chuss - Editor Online @chussy
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Round 2 of the British Supercross Championship promoted by Future West took place at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast. With a bumper crowd of passionate and excited Irish Fans the evening produced some exciting racing in all classes during the evening.

The tight track inside the Odyssey Arena would see a lot of close racing as the track caught out a number of riders. The opening whoops sections saw more than the fair share of crashes, catching out the likes of Tom Church and Stephen Sword. The Odyssey track also claimed a few victims in the shape of Lewis Gregory and Danny Tollet, Gregory crashed out whilst leading his heat race and broke a bone in his hand.

The evening started with Bradshaw, Aubin and Barr all taking the wins in the SX Lights heat races and transferring direct to the Main event. In the SX class it was Anderson, Barr and Aubin that again transferred direct to the main event. But it was Tom Church, Stephen Sword that had to go to the LCQ’s after crashing in their heat races.

Before the main event it was time for the Head to Head competition and the Irish crowd had dug dip and raised a total of £700 for the victor. Eight riders battled it out for the cash, with Ashley Greedy lining up beside Carl Brogden in a less dramatic encounter this time around. The other dramatic encounter was between Anderson and Irish lad Edmonds. Edmonds went into the whoops section and realised he had no back brake and into Anderson and took him down. Edmonds continued on but Anderson crossed the track and tried his own version of the ‘Barcia Block’ to the disliking of the Belfast crowd. Edmonds advanced to the final against Greedy, but it would be Greedy who reclaimed his title as the Head to Head King.

The SX Lights final saw Nicolas Aubin take a superb race win ahead of fellow Honda rider Neville Bradshaw and Martin Barr in third place.

Brad Anderson led the SX1 final from the start ahead of a freight train of following riders, including Bradshaw, Church, Crockard, Aubin and Barr. Martin Barr kept the home fans happy near the front early on until a small slip saw him slip back to the tail end of the field. The result would see Anderson take the win over Bradshaw and Church.

Brad now leads the British Supercross championship in the SX1 class.

Images by Ramsey Cardy
Words by Rick Blyth

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