MOTUL PIRELLI SHERCO TEAM HINTS AT BIGGER THINGS TO COME
Flashes of brilliance from the Motul Pirelli Sherco Enduro Team in Sydney
The weather was just as hot as the racing at round two of the Insure My Ride Enduro-X Nationals at Sydney’s Eastern Creek Dragway. Rider’s endured sweltering heat as they battled the man-made track set inside the famous drag strip.
The Motul Pirelli Sherco Enduro Team let it be known they meant business in Sydney with Mitch Harper storming the track aboard his Sherco 300SEF-R to card a fine second place in a heat race to secure a place in the Pro Class Final. Broc Grabham didn’t fare so well despite looking extremely comfortable aboard the Sherco 450SEF-R.
“I just couldn’t cop a break this time,” explained Grabham after the event. “I struggled with arm-pump early on and lacked a bit of aggression which you really need in this tight, confined style of racing. I was forced to the Last Chance Qualifier but didn’t make it through. The good news is the 450SEF-R was great fun to ride. I love this 450.”
Harper was in sizzling form setting the fifth fastest time in the Top Ten Shootout and all things pointed towards a great final campaign. Tensions were high and the racing was intense during all three 5-lap final motos. Harper carded 7th, 4th and 11th for 7th over-all.
“I had an up and down night,” Harper said upon reflection. “I had a great speed and the 300SEF-R has proven again it’s more than capable of mixing it with the best bikes out there. I made a last split-second line choice off the start in the first final that cost me places. The second final was great but the third final I got baulked off the start over a log which held me up then I had a couple of moments late in the race and lost a few places. I’m just more determined now for round three in Melbourne in a few weeks.”
The Motul Pirelli Sherco Enduro Team be in action again on March 14 at Melbourne’s Calder Park for round three of the Insure My Ride Australian Enduro-X Nationals. www.enduro-x.com.au
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