Round Four. European
Quadcross Championships - Germany
Mitchell took the holeshot in race one.
Leading from lap two of race two
John now leads by 14 points
This weekend riders and teams headed to the
German track of Rudersberg for the penultimate
round of the European Quadcross Championships.
With a well kept technical track and perfect
weather the scene was set for a great weekend of
On Saturday, British Champion and team ATV
World Yamaha rider John Mitchell qualified in
second place on his Yamaha YFZ450 with under 21
British Champion Paul Holmes making seventh.
It was John Mitchell who took the holeshot in
race one and had pulled a gap of six seconds by
lap two. John was riding well and extending his
lead when the axle broke resulting in him having
to guide his quad along the main road with
a police escort to get back to the pits. The bad
luck didn't stop there as Paul Holmes, riding in
third place began experiencing electrical
problems and was also forced out of the race.
French man Roman Couprie took the win.
The quads were quickly repaired by the ATV
World Yamaha team mechanics and ready for race
two. It was Paul Holmes who took the holeshot
this time with John following close behind until
Paul went off the track allowing John to take
the lead. John was in his element as he pulled
away from the other riders and made it look
easy, finishing a dominating 47 seconds in
Meanwhile, Paul Holmes was back on track and
riding hard to fourth place, closing in on
Jeremy Warnia. With less than 10 minutes left of
the 36 minute race, Paul made the pass on Warnia
and claimed the third spot.
With both ATV World Yamaha riders on the podium
it turned out to be another successful
Championship round. John is now 14 points clear
at the top while Paul is third overall.
The fifth and last round will be held on 7th
October 2007 in Castelnau de Levis, France - see
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.