Frome, England (6/21/2012) - Round 2
of the ACU British Quad-X Championship Series
made its way to Frome, Somerset where current
points leader Paul Holmes took another overall
win and extended his Championship lead.
Paul Holmes grabbed the Holeshot in Race
1 aboard his Yamaha YFZ450R ATV
The valley based, hard pack track was in prime
condition after all the rain over the weekend,
but as the sun came out on the bank holiday
race day, so did the A game of HOLMES Racing's
Paul Holmes. With an unfortunate technical issue
with the live timing screens, Holmes was un-aware
of his progress through qualification and had
to settle with a lap which was good enough for
Race 1: With mid week start
training paying off, Holmes claimed a huge Holeshot
over the chasing field of 32 riders, rounding
the first corner in first place and immediately
put in the charge to gap the field. Holmes pushed
hard for the first 4 laps, setting the fastest
lap of the race and pulled out a gap of about
10 seconds which he held until the finish flag
claiming his third win in a row this year.
Holmes claimed the overall win by 7 points,
extending his Championship lead now to 15 points.
Holmes commented after the days racing action;
“I am really pleased with my riding and
how today turned out, I was able to ride my
own race in race 1, and was unlucky to get caught
up in the pile-up in race 2.
I knew if I kept going though I was able to
get into the top 5 and still had the chance
for the overall win which I eventually took
so everything worked out well. I need to say
a huge thanks to the team and everyone who came
and helped this weekend, and also a huge thanks
to my great supporting sponsors.
The team and I are now heading to Italy for
Round 3 of the European Championship which I
hope to carry this momentum into.
Race 2: As a multi quad pile-up
caught out Holmes in the first turn, he set
off in last place and headed after the field
with the overall victory looking difficult.
Holmes stayed strong and used his speed and
imagination to make some spectacular passing
on the field and whilst setting another fastest
lap of the race Holmespushed his way all the
way to 4th place by the end of the race.
Championships - Round 2 - Pro ATV Results
|| Paul Holmes
Championships - Pro ATV Points Standings
|| Paul Holmes
Holmes Racing would
like to take this opportunity to thank:
GR Electrical Services PEP Suspension, Goldspeed
Tires, SHIFT Racing, DWT, Laegers, HINSON, DP
Brakes,Twin Air, Kutvek Kit Graphik, Motion
Pro, RNR, ATVs Only, AXP, BORN, Quad Tech, Renthal,
TPSL, Gaerne, Muk Junkie, Pulse Beats and Lonestar
Racing for their continued support and also
thank and welcome to the team new sponsors DOMA
Exhausts, Drag’on DistributionATV NRG,
Drag’on Tek, MOTUL, ATV World, Action
Cameras, GoPro, SAMCO hoses, Racebikebitz, Pro
Armour, Tire Balls, Leatt, USWE and Elkay Sports.