The top step of the Maxxis British Championship podium continues to be Shaun’s place of residence in the UK as the Hitachi Construction Machinery rider went 1-2-1 in the three motos at Hawkstone Park for round four of eight and his fourth overall triumph on the bounce.
That ‘2’ (second place to 2014 Motocross of Nations winner Steven Frossard) means that the lofty dream of a perfect season and 23 moto wins remains in the realm of fantasy but Shaun has now claimed all four meetings in Britain; from the midlands (Hilton Park) to the east (Lyng) to the south (Canada Heights) and now up to Shropshire and the dark Hawkstone sand. The emphatic run – complimented by top five-six-seven speed in MXGP and Grand Prix – means that Shaun has a hefty 56 point gap in the standings.
“There had been a bit of buzz about being unbeaten and I guess that has gone now but we are still undefeated in terms of overall victories and that is still a big achievement at the mid-point of the season,” ‘24’ said. “Steven rode well today and without any pressure. We had the wrong set-up for the first two races but had it sorted for the third. The track was dry, harder and way-faster than normal but – given the good weather – was in good shape. The club put on a good event with a large crowd. Onto Maggiora now and another busy one.”
The Grand Prix of Italy next week is the first of back-to-back MXGP rounds – nine and ten of eighteen on the 2015 slate – with Germany up the following weekend.