Shaun is enjoying a stellar defence of his national title after celebrating a comprehensive victory at Canada Heights in Kent today which means the Scot is still undefeated in three rounds from eight and a total of nine motos thus far.
In bright conditions at the remodelled venue in Swanley and the nearest circuit to London, Simpson signalled his intent at one of his favourite tracks by setting the fastest time in qualification by two seconds. The ground was in good shape for the busy meeting after overnight rain and the English soil had dried out by the third and final sprint of the day.
The 27 year old had travelled to the UK directly from an international appearance at Sainte Austreberthe in France where only a technical problem robbed him of a champagne spray from the top of a podium. Determined not to be undone this time Shaun was pretty much untouchable at Canada Heights. In the first moto he took the chequered flag from Tanel Leok by eight seconds. After a re-start in the second race he extended his winning margin to twelve seconds from Kristian Whatley. The third outing was also beyond dispute after another holeshot start and the Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM rider cruised in the final laps to another dominant streak. He now fronts the standings by forty points from Leok.
“I had a positive feeling going to Canada Heights and it is always a track and meeting that I like,” Shaun said. “The day couldn’t have gone any better really; good starts, good riding and it felt pretty damn good to stretch the run of victories. The track kept getting better and drier and it was mega to keep putting on a show like that for the fans; one of the best parts of the British Championship is seeing the people who take the time to come to the races. Onto Spain now and we don’t have long to get everything sorted and start the trip down to Talavera.”
After a long week that involved scoring fifth position at the Grand Prix of Europe in Holland, touching spoils in France and then maintaining his form in Britain ‘SS24’ now has to think about the hard-pack of Talavera de la Reina, southwest of Madrid for round six of the FIM Motocross World Championship.
Shaun will be making another give-away from his racing gear after the Grand Prix in Spain exclusively for all ‘Simpson Army’ members; details of his fan club can be seen at https://www.shaunsimpson.com/simpson-army/