ACU British MMX Quad Championships 2008 Duns,
up to Second
John Mitchell took an
overall second place at the penultimate round of
the 2008 MMX British Quad Championships this
weekend as Team ATV World Yamaha travelled to
Duns, Scotland. With Paul Winrow having already
secured the championship, John still had all to
play for as he battled with fellow team mate
Paul Holmes and Ricky Tordoff for second
John Mitchell rides into 2nd.
Paul Holmes leads the Under 21s
Race One – Started well for
John Mitchell on his ATV World Yamaha YFZ450.
The front four riders were closely packed
together as John rode to third place with just a
second’s gap between them! Paul Holmes had a
fantastic start, going round the first corner
neck and neck with Paul Winrow. He held onto
third position until stalling. He got back to
race pace and finished well in fifth place.
Race Two – Conditions
changed as heavy rain fell on the track making
very slippy conditions. John made third place
from the start but spun and fell back.
Determined to take some good points this weekend
he worked hard and got back to third place. Leon
Beda was in front and had been on top form all
weekend but then spun, allowing John to take
second place. Paul Holmes didn’t get a good
start and with such difficult conditions, rode
steady to bag the points and take 11th place,
seventh overall on the day.
Paul Holmes now leads the Under 21
British Championships with a 23 point
lead! Now there is just one round left and Paul
is aiming to retain the title for another year.
100cc Geared Class – ATV World E.ATVs
Jack Straughan took
command of ATV World’s
E.ATV 85 for the weekend
and absolutely dominated both races with an
awesome display of skill and handling, proving
the E.ATV 85 to be at the top level for any
dedicated young rider. ATV World had also
supplied another two E.ATV’s to Frazer McFadden
who finished an excellent second overall and
Murray Graham who finished a superb third place
overall. Once again proving that the E.ATV is
the fastest under 100cc quad, ATV World has ever
200cc Standard Class – Morris Magic
Extends Championship Lead
sponsored rider Christian Morris extended his
lead in the British Youth Championship with a
thrilling overall win on his ATV World Yamaha
YFM250R. Having finished in second place in race
one, Christian took the lead in race two and
never looked back. He finished an incredible 1
min 30 seconds ahead of the chasing pack.
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.