Shaun continued on the right path to an emphatic title defence with three resolute races wins in the second round of eight in the national series at the Lyng circuit in Norfolk today (Sunday).
In front of a decent crowd and in temperate conditions ‘SS24’ relished the challenge of a rough and bumpy race-track to continue his unbeaten run on British soil and with his Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTK UK 450SX-F. Simpson recovered from a top five start to catch and pass one of his principal rivals – Kristian Whatley – to claim his first chequered flag. The Scot, who scooped a holeshot award in last week’s Grand Prix of Argentina for the third round of the FIM Motocross World Championship, started brightly and won the next two sprints from the first laps, with only former GP rival Tanel Leok for company.
The results at Lyng have helped Shaun to a 27 point lead in the MX1 standings after just two events. “Another good day and I thought Lyng was in the best state for racing that I’ve seen in a long time,” the 27 year old said. “Things cannot be going better at the moment in the British. Tanel kept me honest in the second and third motos but I couldn’t have asked for more in terms of results. Everything is going right at home and now we need to get some proper points on the board in the world championship.”
Round three of the British campaign takes place on May 3rd at Canada Heights in Swanley, Kent a short distance from London. Simpson is back in action in two weeks with the Grand Prix of Trentino (Italy) and the fourth MXGP appointment of 2015.
Photo by Ray Archer