It was back to British race action this weekend for the SUSO MVR-D Suzuki team.
The venue was Lyng and all four senior squad members were on show on a warm and busy bank holiday weekend.
Timed qualifying went very well with all four riders making the main event with three out of the four, Jason Dougan, Carl Nunn and Marcus Norlen qualifying within the top ten.
Dougan was unlucky in moto two – Image by Ray Chuss
In race one it was Dougan who was setting the pace for the team to follow with a superb third position finish, Nunn having crashed on the start came from last to twelfth in a very strong ride but Norlen suffered an aftermarket part problem on the bike and had to retire. Youngest squad member James Cottrell suffered an agonizing knock on his back and also had to retire from moto one.
Moto two was just as exciting with Nunn leading the charge and showing that the fight is still there with a solid third place finish, Norlen did the same with a confident seventh but Dougan had a wheel issue and had to make a pit stop mid race after battling into fifteenth after a disappointing start.
Eat roost suckers – Image by Ray Chuss
Team Manager – Mark Chamberlain
“It wasn’t our best weekend but it showed lots of positives for the rest of the year, both Jason and Carl are capable of winning races and Marcus is growing in confidence at every event, Jason is suffering from a blood infection so he needs to rest before this weekend. This week we travel to Bulgaria where the team are hoping to pick up some useful world championship points”.
**NATALIE KANE LATEST**
Natalie has just had the first of two shoulder operations which will keep her out of this year’s women’s world motocross championship. After consultation with specialists it was made clear that Natalie needs to have this operation and rest for the injury to completely recover.
The aim for Natalie is next year’s championship where she will be back to full fitness and race speed.