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Brad Anderson on becoming 2020 EMX2T Champion

Brad Anderson has put another EMX Championship title to his name by winning the 2020 EMX2T Championship at Pietramurata, Italy. We caught up with Brad following the days proceedings to see how he felt about taking the title and talk through the days racing.

Even though Brad has wrapped up the Championship on Tuesday 3rd November there is still one round to go on Saturday.

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Brad congratulations on winning the 2020 EMX2T Championship and making it your third European Championship win. How do you feel?

Buzzing, I’m extremely happy winning my 3rd title, it’s been a tough year for everyone with covid however the series went ahead and I’ve done what I set out to do and I look forward to the series continue next year and to fight for my 4th title. 

I can imagine the team are extremely pleased with the result. Jumping ahead with the questions but will you be remaining with the team for 2021?

 Yeah the team will be happy with my performance and winning the title, and I would like to continue into 2021 with the same team. 

Qualifying was good for you ending up fourth with a time of 1:43.807. How was qualifying for you and what was the track like today?

It was my first time riding the track and it took me a while to get into it, qualifying isn’t my strong point so I was happy with 4th. 

Race one, second overall behind Nicholas Lapucci you battled hard for the top spot but Nicholas had a 14 second lead. How was the opening moto for you?

Happy with 2nd in race however I knew Nicholas wasn’t pushing for the title however I knew I only needed to be ahead of the title contenders.

Second moto, you came off the line in third place where you remained until Lap 11 when you managed to take the position from Manuel Lacopi and ended the moto in second. How did you feel about the second moto and how did it feel going over the finish line knowing you had the Championship title?

The title was my main aim for today, I went out in the Second race today to enjoy it but being the racer I am I pushed to pass lacopi and happy to take 2nd overall, but going over the line knowing I take the championship was such a good feeling. 

Obviously your now going to be going and celebrating the Championship win, but obviously there is one round to go on Saturday in Trentino. What’s your plan for the final round? Will you be taking it easy? 

The pressure isn’t on as much but I’ll go out to enjoy it and as always do my best. 

Recently the news has broken that RHL Activities are now the promoters of the ACU British Motocross Championship for 2021 and sounds like there are some big changes being made for the 2021 season. Can you give us your view on the British Championship?

I’ll be happy to continue into 2021 with whoever promotes British motocross, I just want to compete and get back to some kind of normality

Words by Darren Bachelor

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