Bike It DRT Kawasaki’s Tommy Searle led Great Britain into the main programme for the FIM Motocross of Nations at RedBud in the USA.
Representing his country in the event for the tenth time, Searle was Britain’s anchorman in the MXGP class, giving his team a solid fifth place in the first of three qualifying races to ease the pressure on his younger teammates.
Tommy Searle: “It was a consistent day. I felt really comfortable on the track all day, everything went good and the atmosphere in Team Great Britain is very relaxed. It’s a very good track for me actually.
“In the race I just lost a bit of vision with steamed-up goggles but I think everyone had this problem and as the bike was getting hot in the mud I managed the bike during the last few laps. The track is great; hopefully we’ll have no rain tomorrow so we can have a good day’s racing. The start remains important and I’m really looking forward to tomorrow! It was great to see so many British fans around the track, I don’t know how many there are but it’s crazy!”