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Anderson leads MX1 British series

Published: 15 July 2009

Updated: 24 November 2014

PAR Honda’s Brad Anderson took the overall at Lyng, round five of the British MX1 Motocross Championship.

Gareth Swanepoel took the first win of the day on his Kawasaki, the South African working through the pack to pick off his opponents.

Championship leader, Anderson had to settle for second place as he did his best to hold onto the fast Kawasaki and Carl Nunn compelted the podium on his MVR-D Suzuki.

Early leader Bryan MacKenzie crashed after five laps. The CAS Honda rider remounted only to crash again and lost a further four places and ended up ninth.

The second moto was dominated by Anderson to win by seven seconds, even though  he crashed on the final lap!

He said: “I’ve been looking forward to Lyng as I’ve had an overall win here before but last time it was just lucky - this time it was proper.

"I got a good start but I came off in race two, I’d seen my boards and it said seven seconds. I took it easy on the last as I didn’t want to make any mistakes as I wanted the win.”

Second place went to Swanepoel who worked hard to pass New Zealander Scott Columb who maintained the position for the bulk of the race. Columb finished third to claim his first podium finish of the season.

Former GP star Gordon Crockard finished his first meeting back from serious injury with a pair of 14th places.

The next round of the series is at Foxhill, near Swindon, Wiltshire on Sunday July 26.

Race one results:
1. Gareth Swanepoel,
2. Brad Anderson,
3. Carl Nunn,
4. James Noble,
5. Tom Church,
6. Jordan Rose.

Race two results:
1. Brad Anderson +35:36.948,
2. Gareth Swanepoel,
3. Scott Columb,
4. Tom Church,
5. Jason Dougan,
6. Carl Nunn.

Championship standings:
1. Brad Anderson 220,
2. James Noble 174,
3. Gareth Swanepoel 172,
4. Carl Nunn 160,
5. Billy MacKenzie 127,
6. Tom Church 124.

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