EBB Podium Near Miss
Elliott Banks-Browne continued his recovery from injury at the weekend, riding his Geartec Suzuki to second place in the opening race of the British Motocross championship round at Foxhill.
Despite suffering a broken leg during the Arenacross series at the start of the year, it hasn’t taken long for Banks-Browne to display his raw speed on the RM-Z450.
After qualifying in a strong eighth place, he rounded the first corner of the opening moto in sixth place, before working his way into second place at the chequered flag.
In the second race Banks-Browne was again in contention for second place, but as he made a pass in the closing stages he crashed out, and contact with former Suzuki man Martin Barr saw him damage the throttle, and he was unable to finish, dashing his overall podium hopes.
In the final race Banks-Browne rode to a safe fourth place after aggravating his leg after twisting it, and took eighth overall.
He said, “I am happy with how the weekend went. Obviously it would have been much better had we not made the mistake in race two as we had a podium in the bag, but that’s racing.
“Myself and the team showed we have what it takes to be at the front and with that being only our second real race back I think we did alright.
“We now know what is needed and I will continue to work hard so that we can be in contention to win by the end of the year”
Team Manager Rob Hooper said, “Elliott is incredible; so little racing behind him this season yet he is right on the pace.
“It was cruel stroke of misfortune with a broken throttle in race two and if not for that I am confident he would have made the podium. But he rebounded from that setback to show true fighting spirit to take a gutsy fourth place in the third and final race of the day.
“All of the many hours, weeks and months of work that Elliott has put in, both on and off the bike, are paying off and show what a true professional he is.”