Round Three. European
Quadcross Championships - Hungary
Mitchell dominates in Europe
Mitchell took the holeshot in race two.
Holmes took third in both races.
Mitchell and Holmes keeping cool.
The track was full of big air jumps.
John Mitchell took an outstanding double
win in round three of the European Quadcross
Championships, held at the Hungarian track of
Nyaregyhaza. Paul Holmes was also on top form as
he took two thirds and moved into third overall
in the championship.
Team ATV World Yamaha moved their gruelling
race schedule to Hungary with newly crowned
British Champion John Mitchell already leading
the European by 12 points. British Under 21
Champion Paul Holmes was looking to build on his
points tally and move into the top three.
It all started well as John and Paul went
into qualifying. With such a technical track it
was imperative that both riders got good starts.
John made second, just behind Jeremy Warnia and
Paul took fourth. The track was sandy and had
some impressive jumps. It was also red hot with
John describing it as the hottest weather he has
ever raced in!
In the first of two 30 minute plus races,
John was second into the first corner, he passed
Warnia only to get caught on a burn and had to
battle to take the lead. He then pulled away to
finish with a lead of over a minute. Paul Holmes
made an impressive third place finish.
John took the holeshot in race two and rode
hard to pull a gap from second place, finishing
comfortably with a 32 second lead. Paul Holmes
was eighth off the line and had to work hard to
move through the pack. This task was made even
harder as the hot weather had resulted in
blistering on his hands. It took
real determination for him to break through the
pain barrier and go on to take third place.
After all the autograph signing and poster
hand outs, John and Paul finally made it to the
podium, greeted by rapturous applause from the
Hungarian fans. Thanks to the organisers for a
great event, well organised and plenty of fun!
With both ATV World Yamaha YFZ450's working
perfectly again the team now head to Germany for
John Mitchell now leads the European
Quadcross Championships by an incredible 25
points with Paul Holmes in third position.
Thanks again for all the support from
sponsors who along with their outstanding
products have helped develop a Championship
winning team for the 2007 season.