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Mitchell’s Perfect Start Continues at Duns

 
(6/14/2011)

Mitchell’s Perfect Start Continues at Duns
Goldspeed ACU British Quadcross Championships Round Two, June 12th 2011
 
ATV World Yamaha rider John Mitchell took the overall win at the Duns MX
Track in round two of the Goldspeed ACU British Quadcross Championships
onboard his Laeger’s Yamaha YZF450R.

On a rough and muddy track, John was running ninth in qualifying until in
the dying seconds, he made a flying lap to get fourth. This gave John a
good gate position and as race one started, he stormed into second
position just behind Paul Holmes. John continued to press and Paul came
off. Now leading, he surged forward and increased his lead to 15 seconds
ahead of Paul Winrow and Jason Macbeth. On the penultimate lap, John
stalled and was passed by the two Hondas. He quickly rejoined the race
and blasted his way up to Macbeth, managing to retake the position but
Winrow had since finished and John had to accept second place.

Determined to increase his points lead, John started race two looking for the lead
but found a pile up going into the first corner. Trailing in tenth
place John pushed and began closing in on the leaders. Soon it was
Holmes up front with Watson and John putting the pressure on. The action
had spectators on edge as the fast riders tussled for lead position.
Already hurting from coming off in race one, Holmes was passed by Watson
and John. Watson was fast but John was right behind him and took a
better line through the main tabletop, rocketing past Watson midair in
one of the most impressive overtakes of the round. The two stayed tight
for a few more laps until Watson came off a tabletop and dropped his
position to a resurgent Holmes. John steered his quad past the finish
line, claiming first place and the overall win.


 

The overall victory means that John has won six rounds out of six entered
so far this season. This is his best start to a campaign since 2007 and
he was clearly delighted after extending his lead in the British
Championships.

“I pushed hard in both races and was unlucky when it stalled. It could
have turned out differently - better or worse. It’s been one of those
rounds. Lots happening with a number of crashes and offs. My Laeger’s
Yamaha has been absolutely flawless this season and I have to say thanks
to ATV World for the work they have put into it. Duns has been a rough
track today and the way the Elka suspension handled it has been superb.
I’m feeling fit and fresh, even when I’ve finished two races so really
looking forward to round three.”


 

Overall Results
1st John Mitchell - Yamaha
2nd Jason Macbeth - Honda
3rd Mark Watson - KTM


John and the rest of the team would like to thank the race organisers Quad
Racing Scotland, riders and supporters who all contributed in making the
Championship round two an excellent event. John’s next race will be the
QRS Championship Round 4 on the 26th June. Thanks again for all
the support from sponsors who along with their outstanding products
have helped develop a potential championship winning team for the 2011
season.

Topic: Events And Races

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