The Buildbase Honda team will return to action in full force this weekend as the 2014 Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship resumes following a six-week break with round five from Skelder Bank in Whitby.
It will be a significant event for all three riders, who’ll be competing aboard the Honda CRF450R, with both Brad Anderson and Nez Parker calling Whitby their home round and Elliott Banks-Browne making his return to the championship following a shoulder injury sustained earlier in the year.
Anderson took the overall victory in the MX Nationals event at the same venue in May, and the confidence boost he received as a result will see him pushing hard to challenge for a podium finish this time around.
The returning Banks-Browne has been back on the bike in training for the last few weeks and is keen to resume his season in style. Team-mate Nez Parker meanwhile is continuing his own comeback from injury and will be aiming to make progress on the significant improvement shown at recent rounds.
Putoline Apico Honda’s Neville Bradshaw and James Harrison will continue their campaign in the MX2 class aboard the CRF250R machine.
Dave Thorpe – Buildbase Honda team manager
This weekend will be the first Maxxis round that we’ve taken part in with a full team. Brad has been in good form and his recent result at Whitby gives us a positive feeling going into the weekend. It’s great to have Elliott back on the bike and fully fit and Nez has been getting stronger each week. This weekend marks the start of the second half of the series.
I'm looking forward to Whitby this weekend. It's my home round of the championship so I’ll have a lot of extra supporters there, which will be great. My recent result at Whitby has given me a big boost going into this weekend.
I can’t wait to get to back on the start line this weekend. It’s been a long ten weeks. The team has been great and they haven’t put me under any pressure to be back riding. All they wanted was for me to come back fully fit and ready to fight for a place on the box again. That is my plan for this weekend.
Whitby is another of my favourite tracks. It flows well and the guys up there know how to prep it so there is plenty of line choice. I’m looking forward to it!