Steven Clarke, Suzuki, London Supercross
MVR-D Suzuki wild card rider Steven Clarke finished the final round of the British Supercross Championship on the top step of the podium once again after the British-born American Supercross regular stormed to victory in the British and SX2 International finals at the O2 arena in London at the weekend.
Returning from the US on Friday evening, Clarke – who missed the opening two rounds – was in his usual blistering form, taking the win in both heat races on the 2010 RM-Z250, before going on to dominate the British final, leading from start to finish, then taking the SX2 International final win too on the last lap.
Said Clarke: “I’ve got to be pleased with my performance. The bike ran perfectly and I felt really comfortable in all heat races and both finals. I attempted the SX1 final, but was just too tired from both races and all the recent travel, so decided to call it quits early. A big thanks to the MVR-D team for their support in the last two events. I hope I’ve paid them back with the results.”
Team manager Mark Chamberlain said: “Big congratulations to Steven. He rode extremely well and showed the potential of the new RM-Z250. He returns to the US now, but we are delighted to be able to confirm that he will join us for a couple of races this season, to get in some all-important outdoor practice.”
Final Championship Standings:
British Open: 1st Crockard, 2nd Dodd, 3rd Tollet, 4th Greedy, 5th Clarke (Suzuki).
Pro SX1 Open: 1st Facciotti, 2nd Crockard, 3rd Blizzard, 4th Goosen, 5th Voss.
Pro SX2 Open: 1st Facciotti, 2nd Beaton, 3rd Blizzard, 4th Goosen, 5th Knowles.