Motocross

Sam Nunn’s first-ever pro overall win

Sam Nunn

Sam Nunn

Sam Nunn claimed the first pro win of his career at Foxhill last weekend and became the latest Rob Hooper Racing pilot to climb the podium’s top step.

The RHR Yamaha rider won the MX2 class at the final round of the Bridgestone British Masters with a 2-2 result.

Nunn showed his intent from the outset by topping qualifying with a time over two seconds faster than his closest rival.

In moto one, Nunn worked his way through the pack after a lowly start to get close to race winner and 2021 Masters champion John Adamson by the end of the race.

The second race saw Nunn head the MX2 field mixing it with the MX1 racers – only to stall with the chequered flag in sight. That slight blip dropped Nunn to second to miss out on a maiden pro race victory.

In the end, a 2-2 scorecard would earn him the overall to join the ranks of other RHR winners, including Ryan Houghton, Taylor Hammal and Lewis Hall.

“The track was nice and technical all day, and I had two consistent races with good speed,” he said. “A couple more races left this season. Big thanks to Rob and everyone at the team for all their help.”

Team Boss Rob Hooper said: “Sam has been close to a big result all season long, and we knew he could do it. It’s fantastic for him and us to finish our championship season on top of the podium, and it’s a great confidence boost for him as he heads to Belgium this weekend to represent Team GB at the Coupe de l’Avenir.”

The RHR squad with Nunn have just two more meetings left in 2021 with the Coupe de l’Avenir this weekend and then Weston Beach Race. Nunn is undoubtedly no stranger to the famous beach race – he has won the Youth event of the Weston five times, so he will be looking forward to getting in the mix with the 1,000 or so adult riders on Sunday, October 2.

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