Mike Brown returned to Europe and pulled off a victory at the Sheffield Supercross, October 16. Brown finished ahead of fellow CAS Honda teammate Josh Coppins, and Australian Kim Ashkenazi in the Pro Open class in front of 6000 fans at the Hallam FM Sheffield Arena.
Brown, a former 125cc National MX Champion, had to stay on his guard through out the race, as he was kept honest by Coppins and Ashkenazi. At first, it was Ashkenazi leading the way, but the two CAS Honda team riders made their way past the Australian by the second lap, and then it was the American who led the rest of the way.
“It’s my first race for the team and everything has gone well,” Brown said. “This is one of the better teams over here [in Europe] and I’m here to win titles. I’m here to take the British title and the World title, I’m here to win.”
The 125cc Pro class belonged to RTT Honda’s Carl Nunn who bounced back from a bad start to the evening to take the final-race win in round one of the seven-round British SX Series. Nunn crashed in his heat race but came through the semi-final and then made the most of a good start to take the honors in the final. Meredith Honda’s Stuart Flockhart finishes second ahead of Motovision Suzuki’s Neville Bradshaw.
“I thought it was over before it was started with that crash,” Nunn said of his evening. “I had missed one practice as well but as I got into the final I started to get my rhythm back. I got the holeshot and got the whoops dialed in the final and controlled the race from there. I always planned to do the full series but winning this first one has given me the boost I needed to go on and win the title. I’ve had a pretty good year and to win this event is pretty cool.”