With round 9 of the World motocross championship now done and dusted, British fans have a lot to shout about with the performance from three of our British riders who raced in Sweden.
In MX1 all sorts was happening on a wet and rutty track but Shaun Simpson racing the full factory YZ450FM for the first time went 4-5 for a confidence boosting 5th overall.
"What can I say? Coming into this weekend I guess it was a bit of a surprise that I switched awnings but it was a move that suited everyone. Unfortunately David got injured today so it looks like Im the only rider at the moment on the YZ450FM. From my side it was easy to come over and Fred has done a great job getting the bike ready for me. I feel comfortable, fast and safe. I dont think I could have expected much more from today. Almost a podium and Strijbos was riding very strongly in the second moto but to come away with a 4-5 was good enough and I was riding well enough to deserve it. Im looking forward to the rest of the season and this is something really good to build on. I made a good start in the second moto and thought can I hold it? and before I knew it I was pulling away with the top two and I said right, lets get stuck into them but I think it will take me a couple of weekends to get back into that mindset of running with the leaders. I was racing out there with a smile on my face."
This weekend the GP boys have a break before two long trips to Latvia and Russia then back for Loket in the Czech Republic followed by the much anticipated British GP at Matterley Basin.