Buildbase Honda is still in contention for the Power Maxed Arenacross Tour title despite two tough nights in Belfast at rounds four and five of the 2018 championship.
Heading into Northern Ireland, opening round winner Charles Lefrancois was joint Pro series leader with his team-mate Fabien Izoird in third but a collision between the pair in their second heat on Friday sent Fabien to the Last Chance Qualifiers.
Buildbase Honda’s Charles Lefrancois raced to a commanding victory at the opening round of the 2018 Arenacross Tour at Manchester Arena on Saturday night.
Throughout practice and qualification the 27-year-old Frenchman didn’t drop out of the top two on his 2018 CRF450R before running 2-1 in his heat races and picking up an extra three championship points by topping the hot lap competition.
Fabien Izoird and Charles Lefrancois overcame early setbacks to maintain Buildbase Honda’s strong hold on the 2018 Power Maxed Arenacross Tour at Birmingham’s Genting Arena on Saturday night.
After three rounds Charles, winner of the opener in Manchester a fortnight ago, remains tied for the Pro series lead with his fellow Frenchman just two points adrift in third. Buildbase Honda also holds a clear nine-point lead in the Team Championship.
Buildbase Honda extended its lead at the top of the Pro Team Championship after a close and combative second round of the 2018 Power Maxed Arenacross Tour at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Saturday night.
In the individual Pro standings Charles Lefrancois now shares the championship lead despite narrowly missing the podium and his team-mate Fabien Izoird has advanced to third with a storming second in the Main Event.
It’s all change for Buildbase Honda in 2018 with Jake Nicholls and Josiah Natzke joining Dave Thorpe’s title-winning team.
With Graeme Irwin and Martin Barr both leaving the set-up after two very successful seasons, Dave unveiled his new star signings at the International Dirt Bike Show on Saturday.