BUILDBASE HONDA HEADS TO RED BULL PRO NATIONALS SEASON OPENER IN CORNWALL

Steve Ramon

Steve Ramon

Nico Aubin

Nico Aubin

Stephen Sword

Stephen Sword

The Red Bull Pro Nationals Championship kicks off this weekend at Landrake Moto Parc in Cornwall with a new format and schedule which will see riders race over both Saturday and Sunday for the seven round series.

Reigning Red Bull Pro Nationals Champion and Buildbase Honda rider Nico Aubin is aiming to start off the 2013 season where he left off in 2012 and remain the top dog of the championship. The Cornish circuit is sure to offer some fast and furious racing and the jump-ridden Landrake track suits the young Frenchman’s flamboyant style.

Also in MX1, team-mate Steve Ramon is nursing an adductor muscle injury, which he sustained during testing in his hometown of Belgium last Sunday. He still plans to make his mark on the Red Bull Pro National series and will be pushing hard to fight with the frontrunners.

Stephen Sword, riding under the Dave Thorpe Honda Off Road banner in the MX2 class, is also looking to make a big impression in the Red Bull series this weekend and he’s keen to grab some valuable points to launch him high into the championship standings.

Dave Thorpe – Team Manager
It’s really good to get back to the Red Bull series. It’s so much more than just a race. They have something there for everybody, attractions and fun things to do as well as watch the racing. This weekend, Nico’s really looking forward to defending his title and while Steve’s a little uncomfortable with his injury, we’re hoping for three consecutive and positive rides. For Steve, it’s his first time competing in the Red Bull Pro Nationals and he’s really looking forward to it. It’s just a little bit unfortunately that he’s hurt himself but that’s not going to stop him from doing his best.

Stephen Sword is also looking forward to the weekend. Unlike the Maxxis championship, MX1 and MX2 compete together in the Red Bull Pro Nationals. This is one of Stephen’s favourite tracks, but because he’s on a 250 he’ll be racing against bigger bikes, so it’s quite a challenge, but he’ll enjoy that. Landrake Moto Parc is a really nice track for everyone. It’s one of the best tracks in the UK. It’s good for the riders, the spectators and generally creates a good race and atmosphere.

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