“I threw everything at the race,” said a disappointed – and clearly exhausted -Hodgson afterwards. “With 10 laps to go my bike started to leak water and I thought 'oh my God it's raining.' That cost me a bit of horsepower and I couldn't do any more – I was going to fall off… I'm devastated.”
Following the podium celebrations Hodgson threw his race kit (all of!) into the crowd as a sign of his appreciation for their massive support all weekend, and while there was no doubt that the man the majority of the crowd had come to see win had stood second on the podium today, Ben Bostrom had been a worthy winner of the 'Battle of Brands.'
Full results to follow…