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Brilliant Riding Puts Holmes In Third

Now third place in the 2008 ACU British MMX Quad Championship and Leading the IOPD British Championship Pro Class, Paul Holmes is having a fantastic season!
Now third place in the 2008 ACU British MMX Quad Championship and Leading the IOPD British Championship Pro Class, Paul Holmes is having a fantastic season!

Paul Holmes moved into third overall after a fantastic performance at round four of the 2008 ACU British MMX Quad Championship held at Hawkstone Park this weekend.

It started well in qualifying for British number one John Mitchell. Having just returned from a very painful knee injury that has ruled him out for the last three weeks, John put down the fastest lap on his ATV World Yamaha YFZ450 Laegers. Unfortunately by the start of race one, John was struggling, not only with his knee but also with a stomach virus which left him feeling physically drained and could only make 10 th place. Paul Holmes went well into the first corner, taking sixth and pressing hard. He went on to take three places and finished in third.

By race two, John was not feeling well and made the call to ride. He took a steady pace but was unable to challenge as a combination of fatigue and lack of race fitness took hold. John finished in 11 th. Paul Holmes has got a better start and was fourth round the first corner. He lost the place midway through the race but was able to make it up with two laps to go finishing fourth and third overall on the day.

After his podium celebrations Paul said: Im really pleased to be in third place. Ive got myself ahead of the best riders out there and with four remaining rounds I hope to go even better. My ATV World Yamaha YFZ450 has been superb and it gives me the confidence to just keeping pushing.

John is disappointed with his current mid-season position but is more upbeat on the remaining rounds. Its just been an off day. My fitness still isnt 100% despite all my training after my knee injury. I had felt better on my quad in practice over the week but when it came to Sunday, I felt drained. Fatigue played its part and Im not going to let that happen again! From here Ill go back home, continue to work on my fitness and improve for the remaining four rounds.

The first of those remaining four rounds is at Deanmoor check in Cumbria on the 13 th July. Hope to see you there!

Meanwhile Paul will head off to round six of the IOPD British Championship Pro Class at Armthorpe on the 6 th July. Paul is currently leading the championship having won every round so far!  Thanks again for all the support from sponsors who along with their outstanding products have helped develop a Championship winning team for the 2008 season.


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