HOT NEWS Sun­der­land continues winning ways

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Sam Sun­der­land has ex­tended his lead in the FIM Cross Coun­try Cham­pi­onship with an­other com­mand­ing win the sec­ond round in Qatar. The 27-year-old Brit com­bined his undis­puted pace along with strong race strat­egy to se­cure vic­tory in the five-day event.

The fac­tory KTM rid­ing Brit and 2017 Dakar win­ner spoke to MCN af­ter the race. He said: “It wasn’t an easy race with a lot of nav­i­ga­tion. I started the fi­nal day in first and ex­pected to lose a lot of time, but in the end I didn’t lose as much as I ex­pected. At the fuel stop I was still in sec­ond on the times on the stage and no-one ac­tu­ally phys­i­cally passed me.”

Sun­der­land now en­joys an eight­point lead in the world cham­pi­onship stand­ings ahead of last year’s win­ner Pablo Quin­tanilla with Matthias Walkner a fur­ther four points back in third.

Qatar was a tough race with loads of nav­i­ga­tion but Sam fin­ished on top

Su­per Sam’s on a roll this year

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