Oh my Lord! today has been an incredible day for U.K BMX Racing, with it not only the first ever supercross round to be held in England, it was also one of the best final races all year. The day started off with clear blue sky’s, the track looked rad and the sun cream was out, the elite women did their practice and was all very exciting, and then just as the elite men went to have their warm up practice the heavens opened and threw down the rain or better known as “Liquid Sunshine” to the swatch commentators, the rain did not stop until about half 4 and the sun came out in full force to dry everything up nicely. With the huge delays they decided to run it 1 lap no crap style which saw quite a few of the top guys making mistakes and going out in the first round. My highlight from the first round was Kyle Evans, he got an amazing gate and believe me, his moto could have been the final, it must be a ridiculous feeling getting onto the gate next to Kyle Bennett, and yet he still managed to be in 4th but unfortunately bobbled slightly and ended his day on the second straight, but it was still a rad effort.
After a few big crashes in the knockout stages as witnessing Tory Nyhaug crash on his own, get up and still get fourth it was time for the finals, and the crowd was going wild as they say. The Elite women class was looking pretty open to everyone, as the track seemed to be the perfect size for them, but of course Shanaze Reade come out of the gate like a bat out of hell and took the lead and put together a great lap, Sarah Walker looked to challenge her going into the last turn but Shanaze shut the door and held her off like a true pro and took the win, Sarah took the second and Lauren Reynolds took Third.
The Elite Men final was next to hit the Track, and all 8 riders in the final were capable of taking the win, but the race was between Willers, Daudet and Willoughby, the leader was changing through out the whole lap and there were moves being made all over the shop it was RAD-Diculous! When it come to corssing the line Marc Willers took the win, Joris Daudet got the second and Nic Long got the third.