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Last weekend the Identiti BMX Team were back in action at Braintree Essex, for Rounds 6 and 7 of the British National Series.
As main sponsors of the event, Team Identiti had a big presence off the track, and the Team were ready to make their presence well and truly known on the track too.
As with all outdoor events , it brought some typically unpredictable June weather, but that didn't dampen the racing down one bit.
First up, was Martin 'Oggy' Ogden representing in 35-39 Cruisers. Oggy had a huge crash at the worlds only 4 weeks ago and got 2 broken ribs during the crash so Oggy was taking it a bit easy at the weekend to ensure his points lead stays intact.
Oggy got a 4th on saturday and a 8th on sunday in the Cruiser class. On Sunday Oggy raced in the 20" class to help keep a good standing in the overall points total for the series Oggy came in 13th overall
The Team's youngest ripper Jake Power was up next in the 15's. Jake had an unbeaten run going into this race and he wasn't about to let that slip. Jake has so far been unbeaten this year in his age group Jake now leads the points table with a 90 point lead over 2nd place
He was smooth and confident all weekend, winning every single lap both days. Jake's proving he can win anywhere…. indoors, outdoors, rain or shine. Another maximum points weekend in the bag!
Last but not least, Identiti's Junior Men rider Michael Cummins found the form we all knew was there.
Michael got on well with the Braintree track and had some good motos and got into the finals but on the 1st turn Michael lost control during a high speed jump and crash hurting his lower back which would then effect for the sunday race. All in all a good weekend for Michael and it was good to see him making the moves to enable him to get into the final
The British BMX Series Rounds 6,7
Words Dave Franciosy
Photos Dave Franciosy
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Jake's not the only Power that knows how to win. He has inherited his winning ways from his Dad Pete, coming into this round was always going to be hard for Pete after that huge crash at the World champs only 4 weeks earlier Pete had been off the bike for a couple of weeks and was still not 100%.
But Pete wanted to ensure he kept the top spot and any points he could earn from this round could only help. Pete had some good motos winning a few on each day but in the finals Pete was happy with a top 4 finish rather than trying to push hard and maybe crash again due to not been 100%. The veterans class is a very hard class and with Pete carrying the number 1 board a lot of riders and keen to take it off him for 2013.
What a weekend for Tre this was the 1st weekend Tre was in full team race kit as he riders under the British Cycling jerseys when he is racing at the worlds and European events, Tre had been to the local school on the Friday to talk about BMX and the impact it has had on his life and what it is like to be on the ODP squad for British cycling.
Tre won a few of his motos and was looking good for the final he got gate 2 so had to make sure his gate was super sharp and fast Tre was in the lead by the 1st turn and raced a good race right to the finish line. Sunday was also a good day too with
Tre coming in 2nd behind his BC coach Marcus.
It was really good having Tre in the team area and during the weekend he signed many autographs for the fans
Tre 1st , 2nd
Jake 1st .1st
Pete 3rd , 3rd
Micheal 8th , 13
Oggy got a 8th and a 4th