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Round One of the Irish Championship
MX1 Riders: YAMAHA YZF450
Robert Hamilton #3
4th – 5TH – 5TH
Overall Position 5th
Rider Comment : “It was good to get back behind a start gate, I felt a little rusty at the start of the day, by the third race I was relaxed and felt good on my YZF450 , the track was rough , and my suspension soaked up everything the track had to offer. It may take a few more meetings before I am back to full race pace, I am confident in my set up, and looking forward to the season ahead.
Sean Devlin #164
8th – 4th -3rd
Overall Position 4th
Rider Comment : Dropped the bike twice in both Moto One , and two .We made a few adjustments for Moto three, no crashes that time out, and brought her home for 3rd in the race. On words and up words, plenty of racing to be done , and we are playing the long game!
MX2 Riders: YAMAHA YZF250
David Robson #21
2nd – 1st -DNS
Overall Position 5th
Rider Comment : “This was my first race in with the big boys, good day overall, speed was good, just unlucky, first race crash gave me a lot of work to do, then I tweaked my foot on a post and pulled my hip flexor on the second lap, I was in a lot of pain, so I had to sit out the final moto of the day”
Aaron Gardiner #34
15TH – 12TH – 10TH
Rider Comment : “Decent enough start to the season, I cashed pretty hard while running 9th in the first Moto, got back on for 15th , bad starts hampered my progress in the next two looking forward to the next round”
Jordan Martin #74
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All home safe, and that is what was most in my mind on Saturday morning, although the Cookstown Club worked a miracle on the track to allow the event to take place, pretty much every rider fell off at least once.
In the MX2 Class, both David and Aaron battled through the extreme conditions, and mixed it up against the best riders in the country, Aaron had a pretty heavy crash in race one, and whilst he was somewhat detuned after his crash, the gritty youngster still managed to score valuable points in the remaining two moto’s.
David caught his foot on a post and twisted his hip during the second moto, he raced on and won his class, although he was in a lot of pain after the race, causing him to sit out the final moto of the day.
Earlier in the day, David showed both speed and determination, as a collision with another rider in the first moto saw David remount in last place, he remounted and battled through the pack to finish 2nd in his class
Robert and Sean rode well, coming away from round one with both riders in the top five in the points table was pretty much the game plan.
It was Robert’s first race back after a year off due to injury, and we know the ex-multi Champion will be fighting at the sharp end before long.
For sure Sean is fitter than this time last year, he loves the big Yamaha, and already has the speed to fight for podium results.
It’s going to be an interesting season