Bike it Cosworth Wild Wolf Yamaha’s Arnaud Tonus has won the high profile MX2 Maxxis British Championship in his first campaign on the YZ250F and gave the British team their second consecutive crown on UK soil.
The stylish Swiss won all three 20 minute motos last weekend in Scotland to toast his first major title after team-mate, defending champion and main rival Zach Osborne had to return to his native USA last month with a shoulder injury.
From twenty-one motos through the seven of eight rounds run so far Tonus has missed the podium only once from the races he has completed and notched nineteen top three finishes. This fantastic consistency on a range of terrain and diverse circuits up and down the UK and Northern Ireland allowed the twenty year old to make a significant contribution in his first term as a Yamaha rider.
“I knew coming into the weekend that there was a chance I could win it and to take all three motos and get the championship felt so good,” said Tonus, who will compete in the team’s home event this weekend at Matterley Basin, Winchester for the thirteenth round of fifteen on the GP schedule. “It is a shame it could not have gone to the final round wit Zach as it has been a good battle all season but I’m really happy, and also the team because they have worked very hard for a long time this year. It is fun to be with them and to ride that bike so I must give a big thanks to Steve and all the guys.”