ATV World Yamaha rider John Mitchell took part in a thrilling opening round of the Quad Racing Scotland Championship on Sunday 3rd April at the Fife Community Offroad Motorcycle Club track in Cardenden.
With dry weather and a fast track, the dust flew as the racing got underway. Riding his 2010 Yamaha YFZ450R, John got a good start to race one and quickly took the lead. It was the first time John had been back on his 2010 QRS Championship winning machine and it didn’t take long to get back to his winning ways, taking first place in the opening race.
John wasn’t going to have it all his own way when in race two, Leon Beda was riding well and took first place just ahead of John in second. Leon is a previous QRS Champion and is looking in impressive form going into the 2011 season.
Race three started well for both John and Leon as they made a good start. John took the lead and rode superbly to win the final race of the day and with it, the overall win.
John commented after the race: “I’m really pleased with how everything has gone today. Another overall win after my first round victory at Silverstone in the NORA MX shows my intention for this season. The bike was working well for me and my Goldspeed tyres and Elka suspension support me really well round these fast tracks. Leon was riding really well, really on the pace today. Now I’m looking toward the first round of the British Championships at Silverstone on the 17th April.”
Thanks to the race organisers and all involved in putting together a superb round. John and the ATV World Yamaha team now prepare for the first round of the ACU Goldspeed British Quadcross Championship 2011 at the Silverstone MX track.