AdrenalinX supported Supermoto rider Ady Smith put his Bracken KTM through
its paces yesterday at the first round of the Motard Masters Series at Three
Sisters, Wigan. Smith who has just turned 40 is still at the top of his game
and showed the young guns how it is done.
There are three rounds of the Masters series run by Ken Winstanley (KWS),
BROXX and the AMCA and if the first round was anything to go by the next two
will certainly be just as entertaining. An extremely professional lay out
saw the first round deemed a success.
Smith won both of his heats on the Saturday, which qualified him on the
front row for the two SM1 races on Sunday. Fellow KTM rider Matt Winstanley
managed to pull a comfortable gap in the first SM1 race and left Ady Smith
battling with Husky Sport Rider Jay Smith (no relation) for 2nd and 3rd. It
was Jay that got the upper hand on this occasion by 0.7 of a second.
It was Ady who was the man on the mission in the second SM1 race and as
Winstanley, Ady and Jay powered into the first corner it was Winstanley who
once again got the hole-shot. Winstanley lost the front end on the back
section but soon remounted and carried on the chase, Ady and Jay both took
advantage of this and gained two places. The battle was intense between the
three riders and they were changing positions on every lap. Winstanley made
a tight passing manoeuvre on Jay on the Off Road section to take the lead
and allowed Ady through also, which took the two KTM riders to first and
Ady qualified second on the grid for what was looking to be an enthralling
Super Final, with Winstanley on pole and Jay Smith third. As the flags went
green Ady gained a fantastic start and took the lead into the first corner.
It was hammer and tongs for the next 11 laps and it looked as though Ady had
gained the advantage but Winstanley was gaining at a fast pace of knots. As
the pair got tied up with back markers the race win could have gone either
way but it was to be Winstanley's day as he took the Super Final win just
ahead of Smith.
Commenting Ady said' It's been a really good day for me today and the first
race meetings that I have ridden on Metzeler/Pirelli tyres, I've only been
out on them a few times before now. I'm really happy with the results and
hope I can take the race win at the next meeting here next month.'
Ady is using Dainese Leathers and Gloves provided by AdrenalinX
Motard Masters Super Final Results
- Winstanley, KTM - 15:58.658
- A Smith, KTM - 15:59.399
- Muller, YAM - 16:02.691
- Florentino, HSB - 16:09.791
- Warren, HSB - 16:14.967
- Tollet, KTM - 16:24.469
- Scott, KTM - 16:34.701
- J Smith, HSQ - 16:42.345
- Vorlioek, HON - 16:44.364
- Gordon, HON - 16:55.128