Quadcross racer, John Mitchell has maintained his 100% record in the ACU Goldspeed British QX Championship and extended his overall lead.
The Newmarket man took a second and first place in the ACU Goldspeed British QX Championship to win overall at the idyllic Dean Moor Motocross Park in Cumbria.
With only 0.6 seconds separating the fastest three riders in qualifying, John set an early fast lap and was happy with Q3. On board his ATV World Yamaha Laeger YZF450R he gated fourth and battled for five laps with Paul Winrow for third position.
“Winrow was riding well and it was difficult to pass, once I did however I could see Watson had pulled a gap. I passed Davey Decuyper and from second place started to close in on Watson,” John commented. However, the gap proved to be too much and he had to settle for second place. It was a superb performance from John as he had injured his wrist after an awkward landing early on in the race.
Keeping his wrist on ice must have worked as he took the lead from Cumbrian, Mark Watson. Going wide in lap three, Watson passed and John tucked in behind. The two began to pull away from the rest of the pack. “I was right behind Watson with about five laps done. As he landed on the main dropdown, his axle broke and I got his wheel hitting my leg,” John said as he recalled Watson’s early departure from the race. John continued to extend his lead and went on to take first place with an incredible 17 second gap and another overall win taking his unbeaten record to four out of four.
John commented afterwards: “Overall I’m really happy to have been on the pace and showing good consistency. Once again my Yamaha Laeger YZF450R has been faultless and was really well set up for today’s track conditions. Big thanks to the guys at ATV World.”