The Buildbase Honda team made their way to Duns in Scotland for the third round of the Red Bull Pro National Championship and every inch of the seven hour journey was worthwhile when the chequered flag fell for Nico` Aubin, not once, but in both moto`s. The track was primed and as hoped, the racing was fast and furious.
In moto one, Aubin had to come from behind after a bad start. The Suzuki duo of Sword and Barr were battling at the front when the Buildbase Honda racer crept up on them both, dealt with them and pulled away for a well-deserved win.
Moto two was a little more straight forward, with Sword once again pushing his Suzuki to the front of the pack only this time followed by Aubin who wasted no time in taking the lead and remained in charge to the flag.
Back-to-back wins mean Aubin, aboard the Buildbase Honda CRF450 creeps closer to the series leader Sword who now holds a slender, 8 points lead over the Frenchman.
NICO AUBIN – “Of course I am pleased to be on the top of the podium, not only for me but for all of us. It has been a long time coming but together with the team, we have worked hard through some tough times over the last weeks and it is all now paying off. I am looking forward to Hawkstone Park next week and hopefully we can put the first half of the season behind us and look forward positively”.
Buildbase Honda MX2 rider Jordan Booker is also leaving Scotland with a smile on his face after finishing 6th overall and moving into the top ten in the overall standings.
RED BULL PRO NATIONAL ROUND THREE – DUNS / SCOTLAND
OVERALL POSITIONS ON THE DAY – MX1
1 – NICOLAS AUBIN – HONDA
2 – STEPHEN SWORD – SUZUKI
3 – GERT KRESTINOV – HONDA
MX1 – CHAMPIONSHIP POSITIONS AFTER THREE ROUNDS
1 – STEPHEN SWORD – SUZUKI – 132 POINTS
2 – NICOLAS AUBIN – HONDA – 124 POINTS
3 – MARTIN BARR – SUZUKI – 115 POINTS
Buildbase-Albion Honda racer Josh Gilbert won four out of his six races at Duns in the Red Bull Elite Youth Cup aboard the CRF150 four-stroke. A heavy crash which dropped him way down the field in moto three saw Josh fight back into the top ten for more valuable points.
The overall win on the day consolidates the young racer`s lead in the championship.
JOSH GILBERT – “The track was tough. It was fast and quite rutty in places and I really had to work hard for my wins. I hurt myself a bit in race three but carried on and came back to take a good eighth place. Overall the bike went well and I am pleased with my performance”.
RED BULL ELITE YOUTH CUP OVERALL – BIG WHEEL – STANDINGS AFTER 4 ROUNDS
1 – JOSH GILBERT – HONDA – 725 POINTS
2 – TODD KELLETT – KAWASAKI – 613 POINTS
3 – GRADIE FEATHERSTONE – KTM – 551 POINTS
The Buildbase Honda team head to Hawkstone Park next week for round six of the Maxxis British Motocross Championship.