Paul Whibley made his GAS GAS UK debut at the weekends DISS M.C.C organised ‘BRECKLAND’ Enduro. With his injured foot more or less healed ‘Whibz’ looked forward to the event.
To be realistic everyone is fighting for 3rd place this year behind DAVID KNIGHT and PAUL EDMONDSON so this is what we had planned. With HRFE rider Euan McConnell and MX specialist RYAN VOASE, Paul knew it wouldn’t be easy. The Championship class this year is VERY competitive with the usual British riders fighting for positions together with some ‘foreign’ riders which raises the profile of the series and also ‘wakes-up’ some of our UK riders.
Pauls 6th overall for the weekend,(7th on the Saturday and 5th on the Sunday was not what we wanted but with losing three weeks of serious training due to his injury i suppose he did OK. His test times improved as the weekend went on and finished very strong proving his fitness etc. A slight suspension ‘tweak’ and a larger rear chainwheel for the Sunday also helped Whibz as the conditions got tougher.
Tom Sagars ‘Championship Class’ debut also went OK with no shortage of effort from the stocky Welshman. Sand is not Toms’ speciality but he kept pushing all weekend and finished 17th overall for the weekend. (19th on Sat. 17th on Sun.) He actually posted the 11th best time on the first test on the Sunday which proved to himself that he CAN sneak into the top 10 if all goes well. He is looking forward to the mud and wet of Wales at the next round in April.
Also, worth a mention is GAS GAS Dealer supported rider JAMES YEARLEY who finished a VERY creditable 5th overall (6th both days) in the Expert Class on a CLARKS RACING prepared EC200.
Well done !!
Next event: FAST EDDY RACE SERIES ROUND 1— HAWKSTONE — MARCH 20TH