Mitchell made it five wins out of five as he took another first place
podium finish in round three of the 2011 Quad Racing Scotland
Held at Shiplaw MX track between Peebles and Penicuik on Saturday 21st
May, ATV World Yamaha’s John Mitchell raced with his 2009 YFZ450R
practise bike on a hard-packed track. With no qualifying it was two
practise laps before race one got underway. John took the holeshot and
never looked back, finishing comfortably ahead of Leon Beda and Barry
Riding in third place during race two, John rode well and passed Leon
with only Mark Watson ahead. As John was riding in second place, his
seat came off. John had to stop to fix the problem and Leon passed him.
He pushed hard and again got passed Leon but on the last lap, his seat
came off again! John had to ride standing up but was able to maintain
his position and finish second.
John was third into the first corner in race three, just behind Leon and
Mark. As he passed Leon, disaster for Mark Watson as his axle snapped
which left John in first place, taking the win and the overall first
place on the day.
“It’s been a good, competitive days racing which I’ve really enjoyed
ahead of the second round of the British Championships at Duns in a few
weeks. The track was really good and we have been lucky with the weather
today. I’m still training hard this season and of course I’m thrilled
to have made it five wins from five.”
As John mentioned, the next race for Team ATV World Yamaha will be at
Duns for round two of the ACU Goldspeed British Quad Cross Championships
2011 on the 12th June.
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