Paul Holmes Impressive at Bielstein, Germanyposted Jun 18, 2008
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Paul Holmes took an impressive second and fifth place at this weekends round four of the EMX Quad European Championships in Bielstein, Germany. With John Mitchell unable to attend through an injury he sustained in Portugal, Paul impressed and is now the highest ranked Brit in the Championship.
Race one started well and Paul was fifth into the first corner. He worked his way to second place taking the fastest lap in the process finishing ahead of fellow Brits Paul Winrow in seventh, Ricky Tordoff in eighth and James Helliwell in 14th.
Paul started race two just missing out on the holeshot. He was pushing hard in fifth place and just getting into his strongest part of the race when an accident caused an unexpected finish to the race as it was red flagged halfway through. Finishing third overall on the day, Paul Holmes is now running in sixth place overall. All top six places at this round of the European Championships were taken by the all new Goldspeed MXR and MXF tyres.
Paul had used the third round of the NETT championships at Deanmoor earlier this month to prepare for this weekend's European round. Paul totally dominated the proceedings taking three straight wins from three. Paul has also been testing the brand new range of Goldspeed special compound and tread tyres, taking them to numerous tracks and he's impressed with their performance.
Martin Bembow, ATV World Yamaha's sponsored endurance rider has been taking the British Endurance Championships by storm. Suffering initially with a minor problem and taking eighth place in round one, Welshman Bembow has gone on to take fourth place in both rounds two and three. His last race saw him make a smart move over rival Paul Window to take the holeshot in spectacular fashion! Martin Bembow has just moved into the overall lead of the Welsh Championships after taking a first place this weekend!
After technical problems and an injury for John Mitchell blighting round two of the European Quad Championship, it's been a very hectic few weeks for everyone at team ATV World Yamaha.
John Mitchell has been working on an extensive rehabilitation programme in his effort to be ready for the next round of the British Championships after sustaining a nasty injury while riding in Portugal at round two of the European Championships. He stretched the medial collateral ligament in his knee which prevents the knee from moving freely. After a few weeks of rest, John hopes to back on his quad in the near future and is looking towards the next British on the 29th June at HawkstonePark.
Team ATV World Yamaha has been joined by mechanical expert Nick Booth. With over 20 years experience at top race level, Nick will head up the testing and development and has been working closely with team manager Martin Fletcher on an exciting new package brought in during mid season testing. Martin said "We expect to get some good results in the next few races. John and Paul are both riding well and the recent development work on the team Laeger's Yamaha YFZ450's have shown impressive results."
John continues to train and improve his fitness ahead of the next British Championship round at Hawkstone Park.
Hope to see you there.