Barr is Red Bull Series runner-up

Martin Barr finished second in the Red Bull Series. INLT 39-913-CON
Martin Barr finished second in the Red Bull Series. INLT 39-913-CON

DOAGH’S Martin Barr completed his Red Bull Pro National MX1 Championship in second place behind Nico Aubin.

The Tyco Suzuki rider qualified second-fastest and made a brilliant start to race one leading away from the gate. However, a few mistakes cost him places and he had to settle for third at the flag.

“I got the hole shot, but made too many mistakes. I thought I was on for second, but Jason Dougan snatched it at the last corner,” Martin explained. In race two, a bad start and a crash at turn two saw any chance of victory disappear.

At the finish he was fifth, taking runner-up in the MX1 Championship.

“I was 19 points behind going into the meeting and had a chance to win it outright, but in the end, I had to settle for second, but that’s the way it goes sometimes. I am really looking forward to the MX of Nations this weekend and finishing the season on a high at Little Silver the following weekend,” said Martin.