MOTOCROSS: World: British legion set for MX2 assault

Eight Brits will be among an international-class field of riders contesting the 2008 FIM MX2 Motocross World Championship this season; with every round to be shown live and exclusive on Motors TV. The strong British contingent will be competing...

Eight Brits will be among an international-class field of riders contesting the 2008 FIM MX2 Motocross World Championship this season; with every round to be shown live and exclusive on Motors TV.

The strong British contingent will be competing against some of the world's best riders in the 15 round, 30 race series which sees events hosted in 12 countries across Europe as well as a single round in South Africa.

At the age of just 19, Pembury's Tommy Searle (pictured) is likely to head the British charge for honours. The Red Bull KTM rider secured an impressive haul of 10 podiums and 1 victory last year on his way to second in the championship behind team-mate Antonio Cairoli. In 2009 he will head to the USA to race for KTM North America and will be looking to end his European adventure with the title.

Scotsman Stephen Sword is also hoping to challenge after an injury-ravaged year ruined his 2007 campaign. The experienced 28-year-old Dumfries-born rider has finished in the top four of the last six World Championships and will be looking for a sustained assault on the title with leading squad Molson Kawasaki.

Elsewhere, Cambridge's Carl Nunn, a double British Champion, and 20-year-old Jason Dougan from Portsmouth will ride for MVR-D Suzuki, while former Irish and Ulster schoolboy champion Martin Barr is with the Utag-Yahama.com team.

Teenagers Elliott-Banks Browne (Bury St Edmonds) and Jake Nicholls (Ipswich) will also be hoping to make an impact with the Suzuki Swift Motocross Team. Shaun Simpson completes the British contingent at KTM UK.

Motors TV (Sky Channel 413, Virgin Media 545) will have LIVE coverage of all 30 races MX2 category races (four of which are delayed-as-live due to other conflicting LIVE events) as well as DELAYED-AS-LIVE coverage of every MX1 race.

Coverage begins on Sunday 06 April at the Grand Prix of Holland in Valkenswaard.

-credit: mx2

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Series General
Drivers Jake Nicholls , Shaun Simpson , Tommy Searle
Tags MOTORCYLE