Tuesday, July 5, 2011



Round five of the British Masters championship held at the Northamptonshire based circuit Milton Park, enabled Team Suzuki GB rider Dan Thornhill to extend his MXY2 championship lead.

Qualifying started well with a pole position, which was quickly replicated in race one taking the holeshot and then the race win. Race two looked to be a repeat performance taking the holeshot, until a slight spill on lap two saw the youngster under pressure, but fighting hard Thornhill broke away from the pack to take another race win.

With an additional race on the Saturday to make up for the loss of one at the previous round at Foxhills, Thornhill and the RM-Z250 took another holeshot and the race lead, a race long battle with South African Damon Strydom saw Thornhill settle for second position. Come Sunday and two further race wins, Thornhill easily took the overall victory on the weekend.

Teammate Luke Dean competed at his first round of the EMX125 championship in Udevalla, Sweden where he took a 14th overall and now sits in 20th in the championship standings.

Paul Butler team manager commented, ?Dan rode extremely well at the weekend beating some real talent in his group and being able to increase his lead is fantastic. For Luke to go to his first GP and come away with points is a great weekend for the team all round.?


Overall: 1st Dan Thornhill (SUZUKI) (200), 2nd Rob Muscat (174), 3rd Shaun Springer (168), 4th Jay Thomas (142), 5th Damon Strydom (141)

Championship standings: 1st Thornhill (938), 2nd Thomas (726), 3rd Smart (724), 4th Williams (722), 5th Darbyshire (698)
Image courtesy of Mike Wood

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