The summer break will come to an end in just over a week's time, EnduroGP will arrive at the legendary Hawkstone Park circuit in the UK. After the announcement of multi-champion David KNIGHT (GB - KTM)'s participation, Brad ANDERSON (KTM), the newly crowned European MX300 Champion, has just confirmed his presence at the FunnelWeb Filter Grand Prix of the United Kingdom.
ANDERSON, a British off-road champion with multiple MX1 titles, had to wait until his 36th birthday to win his first European title in August. Dominant throughout the season with his KTM 300 XC, he was crowned with more than 44 points advantage.
A former member of the United Kingdom team at the MX of Nations in 2010 and 2011, 'Ando' is expected to line up in EnduroGP with his usual number 60, and will face his compatriots Steve HOLCOMBE (Beta) and Nathan WATSON (KTM) as well as the likes of Loïc LARRIEU (F - Yamaha) and Matthew PHILLIPS (AUS - Sherco).
The rider from Tow Law in County Durham could well be a serious contender, especially as he once confessed that Hawkstone Park is his favourite circuit...
This news marks another top-name rider who will come to increase the ranks in EnduroGP on 23 and 24 September. With KNIGHT and ANDERSON ready to support the strong contingent of British riders already racing in the Championship, we could see some sparks fly and some home glory, 9 years after the last GP in the UK.