BRAD FREEMAN: A GUIDED TOUR OF THE CHAMP’S 300CC 2-STROKE
Over the past four seasons, Beta’s Brad Freeman has been on an absolute tear, backing up his 2017 FIM Junior Enduro World Championship with another six world championships between 2018 and 2021! But that sweet run all came to a screeching halt in the off-season, when the 26-year-old Brit was laid low with a busted collarbone and a nasty bout of Covid-19.
Sadly, Freeman’s luck didn’t get a whole lot better when the 2022 EnduroGP season got underway in early May. Sure, he came out firing at the opening rounds in Spain with a 1-1 result in E3. But at the following round in Portugal, Freeman busted his thumb badly in a crash and, despite managing to salvage a 1-7 scorecard for the weekend, he succumbed to the inevitable – that he needed surgery to fix it and would be sidelined for a few rounds of the Championship.
Always the optimist – and because the plucky Pom didn’t want to waste his downtime – Freeman got on the front foot and resuscitated his notoriously entertaining vlog content, including this cool edit where he gives us a guided tour around his Beta Factory 300RR Racing bike – which features a few mods that have been adopted by Beta’s 2023 RR models. Check it out…
WHO IS BRAD FREEMAN?
Brad Freeman is a 26-year-old Brit who’s taken the FIM EnduroGP World Championship by storm in recent years. After winning the 2017 FIM Junior Enduro World Championship in 2017, he’s gone on to claim another six world championships between 2018 and 2021 – two E1 titles (2018, 2019), two E3 titles (2020, 2021) and two EnduroGP titles (2019, 2021). Freeman, together with Beta teammate and fellow Brit, Steve Holcombe, have won an astonishing total of 14 world titles for Beta over the past five years and, in the process, have locked up the World Championship’s EnduroGP (‘Outright’) title for the past five years on the trot!
Most reigning world champs, no matter what the sport, are disinclined to give away their secrets. And who’d blame them, when you consider that defending a world title is said to be more difficult that winning it to begin with. But not Brad Freeman. This champ is only too happy to impart invaluable advice that helps other set up their bikes, save money and ride faster.
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