No rest for Shaun and after Grand Prix victory and AMA debut success in the past two weeks he continued his racing duties with second place overall at Mol-Balen for the Keiheuvel international last weekend. The Scot wasn’t too happy with his runner-up spot behind Kevin Strijbos and lamented incidents in all three motos.

“I was quite pissed off actually and it was a case of coming back to earth with a bump – literally in the third moto – after the last couple of weeks,” he said. “The track was quite one-lined and I had a s**t start in the first moto. I only got into second place on the last lap. In the second moto I was able to win but in the last race I had a big crash and took my handlebars right in the stomach. I was a bit sore the next day but I’m totally fine. Anyway I finished second again for the same overall.”

The Grand Prix of Lombardia in the shallow sand of Mantova means a trek for Shaun and the Hitachi Construction Machibery Revo KTM crew this week. Round fifteen of eighteen will be played out a week before the subsequent Dutch GP at Assen and the last round of MXGP in Europe. Shaun is currently chasing a top five position in the FIM Motocross World Championship standings.