Luke Dean scorched to three fantastic red-hot wins in Allaire, France on Saturday evening during the final round of the IMBA European MX2 Championship but for title chasing Ray Rowson it was again to be another heartache!
Going into Alliare, Ray Rowson was 44 points behind the series leader Glenn Bielen of Belgium. With a maximum of 180 points still available to race for, Ray's started by posting the fastest qualifying time. However just 2 laps into moto one and a rear-wheel puncture halted his progress before sliding off early in the second clash breaking his clutch lever. Although Ray's hopes of landing another IMBA title was over there was much better fortunes for his fellow Brits on duty.
Lee Truman incredibly started by picking up punctures in both of his KTM wheels in moto one before bouncing back with a very strong brace of 4th placings. Those results gave him 8th overall on the day and 12th in the final series standings. The final Brit in action was Ben White who battled in style aboard his little 125cc mount to earn a great 13th.
Going back to Luke Dean, after winning all three IMBA moto's, he was then victorious in the last race of the evening, the Super-final which brings together the top IMBA guys alongside the very best and fastest French support class riders in a no-holds barred 18 minute shoot-out.
GB Team manager Colin Price would like to put on record his thanks to all the GB IMBA MX2 riders for their fantastic efforts throughout 2019.
Mike Wood http://www.offroad-action.co.uk/