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Foxhill: Team USA wins Senior MXDN/Motocross

America, featuring superstars like Ryan Villopoto, Mike Brown and Zach Osborne, took the overall win at the Veterans Motocross at Foxhill.

The famous Foxhill British Grand Prix circuit was home to the Veteran Nations Motocross (VMXDN) over the weekend. With its long climbs and descents, the traditional slope near Swindon in County Wiltshire is very dry and relatively slippery.

A highlight of the event was the team race for the legends on retro two-stroke bikes from different eras. In this race, American stars Ryan Villopoto, Mike Brown (both Yamaha 250) and Zach Osborne (Husqvarna) finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th consecutively after winning the opening race.

Nevertheless, the local heroes showed plenty of fighting spirit in front of their home crowd as the fans cheered them on. Brad Anderson in particular showed himself strongly with his 250cc Honda. During his chase, he overtook his team-mate Mel Pocock – the two Brits finishing the race in 3rd and 5th respectively.

At the end of the race, Anderson and Villopoto were in a fierce battle for P3, which Anderson narrowly won. Race victory went to Northern Ireland’s Neville Bradshaw with a 500 two-stroke Honda. A third Briton – Kurt Nicol – finished 16th. In the end, however, America secured overall victory.

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