AdrenalinX supported Bracken KTM Supermoto rider Ady Smith gained some
positive results yesterday at the second round of the Maxxis Motard Masters
Series at Three Sisters, Wigan. Smith from Burton-On-Trent, Staffs gained a
1st, 3rd and 4th in the gruelling series.
Seeing all four seasons of weather in one day it was a tough test for all the riders involved having to battle with the elements, snow, rain, wind and also glorious sunshine. The temperatures were below freezing and this played a big part on the days racing, as the riders were unable to get much heat into their tyres and therefore no grip.
Smith had to start towards the back of the grid in the first SM1 race due to sustaining a puncture in the qualifying sessions on the Saturday. This did not deter the 40-year-old as he pushed he was through the field and took an impressive 4th place securing him a place on the front row for the second race.
He meant business in the second SM1 race and powered his way to the front by the first corner. He completely dominated the race and put his Bracken KTM through its pacing displaying some awesome skills and riding techniques in the process. Fellow KTM rider Matt Winstanley was desperately trying to catch Smith but to no avail, Smith took the win by nearly three seconds.
He was raring to go for the Super Final and got locked up in a tussle in the first corner and got pushed wide but was soon battling with the leaders. Whilst Matt Winstanley made the break after Dave McKee got himself into a tangle Ady was still fighting hard to stay with the leaders. He was steadily catching second place-man Pert Volicek but it was too late and the chequered lap flag was soon shown, Smith had to settle for third place. Commenting he said 'I had a few problems in the Super Final race a large stoned had struck my exhaust pipe which cause me to lose a bit of power, I was also having a few problems with the clutch with was forcing me wide on corners. In general though I am very happy with the result despite the problems and I'm really looking forward to the last race at Lydd, Kent on the 6th March.'
Motard Masters Super Final Results;
- Winstanley KTM 15:48.906
- Vorlicek HON 15:53.873
- Smith KTM 15:54.685
- Fiorentino HSB 16:08.018
- Iddon HSB 16:17.190
- Muller YAM 16:19.092
- Rolland YAM 16:20.474
- Warren HSB 16:21.236
- Mitchell HSB 16:21.318