Good start to 2015 for Nevsta
6 February 2015
Submitted by Neville Bradshaw
Published with Permission
First off im loving running my own set up and working closely
with all my sponsors involved. Its hard work with all the
training, riding, organising, and burning the midnight oil
in the workshop. However its also something im very proud
of, and am looking forward to putting in another solid season
in my final year of racing.
So the arenacross series this year is crazy stacked with
talent, with 20 great riders/ indoor specialists from all
over the world battling around a 25 second arenacross track.To
say its been intense is an understatement. Just making the
main event has been a fete on its own, with many top guys
not making it through on numerous occasions.
So it started off in Manchester with a very soft, technical
track, I didn't ride good in my heats, and missed going straight
to the final by 1 measly point, so it was LCQ time for me,
with many top guys joining me in this crazy 4 lap race. I
layed it all on the line and came from 5th to take 2nd, and
the final transfer spot over the triple on the last lap..
I've never been so pumped to finish second!!ha-ha. In the
final I didn't have a good feel but managed to bring it home
in 7th. We then moved onto Belfast and I was quick in qualifying
there on night one, and made it straight into the final, ending
up 8th in the main event. Night 2 in Belfast was a horrible
night for me. I came together with an American guy in the
heat and went down. In the LCQ I made some bad choices on
the track, and for the first time in my career I failed to
make the main event. I was really disappointed in myself.
I made some big changes to my bike set up the week before
Birmingham, and felt solid in qualifying, being 3rd quickest
in both qualifying sessions. I rode good in the final and
came out with a 6th place finish. This past weekend in Newcastle
was another soft technical track, I felt good in qualifying
posting 4th in both my sessions. Another decent main event
coming from behind to post a 6th place finish at the flag.
So all in all I feel like I've made good progress from round
one, got my bike set up a lot better and am holding my own
against a stacked field of competition. I am currently 8th
in the championship with 3 rounds to go. I've been working
hard over the last few weeks on my outdoor set up on the new
Husqvarna, im feeling good, and am really excited about my
first outdoor race at hawkstone park international this weekend.
It will be a good race to see where everything is at and what
needs improving before the first British championship race
on the 15th march.
Many thanks to everyone involved in my programme, can't thank
you enough. we going to have an awesome 2015!