Brad Anderson (PAR Honda), Arnaud Tonus (Bike It Cosorth Wild Wolf Yamaha) and Ryan Houghton (HM Plant Red Bull KTM) were all crowned champions after an epic days racing at the superb Duns circuit in the Scottish Borders today. On paper, Anderson and Tonus maximum points haul looks easy but the truth is they had to fight for their three wins apiece, whilst Houghton had a heart stopping moment when his KTM overheated in the first MXY2 moto and he was forced to enter the work area, but went back out to salvage two points.
He came strong in the final moto however when half way through the race being positioned third would have not been enough to secure the championship. However, his main contenders, Adam Sterry (Honda) and Jordan Divall (Honda) could not maintain the pace for the full race distance and in the end Houghton romped home for a win and the title.
In the MX1 class, Anderson had three wins whilst his main challenger, Kristian Whatley (Samsung Yamaha) recorded 3-2-2 to take second ahead of Billy MacKenzie (LPE Kawasaki) whose bad starts let him down with 2-3-3 finishes.
Tonus also suffered indifferent starts but he had the speed to carve through the field in all three motos to record a maximum to also lift the title with one round remaining. Jake Nicholls (HM Plant Red Bull KTM) had to fight hard for his second place overall with 5-2-4 results whilst Neville Bradshaw (Maunders Racing Honda) scored his best result of the season to take the lower step on the podium posting 8-3-3 moto results.
The final round of the championship will take place at the famous Hawkstone Park venue in early October which will also include the Veterans class which is still to be decided. Meanwhile all eyes now focus on the Britsih Grand Prix which takes place next weekend at Matterley Basin near Winchester which will be an action packed event not to be missed.