The first round of the 2013 RedBull Pro National Series took place this past weekend at the Landrake circuit just the other side of the Taymar bridge near Plymouth and CCR TM’s Stuart Edmonds was in attendance to take on the MX1 class in the Pro National races.
Saturday morning greeted the team with the prospect of some glorious sunshine and sure enough once the early morning mist had past the sun broke through and stayed for the duration of Saturday’s race schedule.
In the Pro National class Stuart Edmonds first race ended in disaster early on as he recovered from a bad start Stuart’s first race was to end only a few laps in as a gigantic stone lodge itself from underneath between the clutch cover and the rear brake lever jamming the rear brake on solid.
Sunday was the busy day for the TM crews with the a large 125cc line up of TM supported riders and once again Stuart in the MX1 class in the Pro Nationals races, with the weather turning to rain in the afternoon it only made the day harder for all involved.
Stuart Edmonds regained his form and put in two strong rides in on the day with race one having a good start pushed him into the top 5 riders in mx1 but with a few laps attacked hard he suffered some armed pump and managed to get passed by 3 riders to settle into 8th place, After a lap of regrouping and relaxing himself he worked hard in making up the time lost and got back passed Jamie Law and chased down Waterman and Krestinov but by then it was to late and ended up with 6th place finish. In race two after being taken out on the first lap by one of his competitors he charged hard to regain as much places as he could to put in a solid 9th place finish which respectively for 8th overall after the first race DNF, a good damage limitation exercise there for Stuart.
Stuart said “It was a tough start for me on the Saturday not having the best of starts and then a dnf due to that big rock in my back brake put me in a bad mood Saturday evening as I wanted to do well and start the championship off with 3 solid finishes, but with a couple of adjustments made to the bike Sunday morning and having purchased myself a new start device I managed to secure some points and some very good starts which I know im capable of. I did what I could to make up for the bad result on Saturday and my Tm 450fi machine was brilliant all weekend. I am still trying new things and fine tuning a lot every race weekend to get as much progress as I can to help me feel as comfortable as I can on the bike and to help me push my way to the top step and every weekend we are learning new things and always coming out with positive results so im delighted to be going forward to the next round more confident and positive looking to stick myself and team CCR TM on the top step. Big thanks to mike for all his work in the weekend I would of been stuck without him”
A big well done to all the riders, a huge thank you to all of the crew and workers involved in the team for the help over the weekend especially Steve ‘The Dog’ Knight and Michael ‘Mini-Me’ King for all their assistance once again in preparing machinery. And of course a massive thank you to all of the TM UK supported team’s sponsors and supporters’ thank you to each and every one of you’ your support is greatly appreciated by all. Also thanks to CORCORAN CHEMICALS, ELECTRACTION, CCMRACING.COM, RENTHAL, APICO, ARAI, FORMA BOOTS, MOTORCYCLE UNION OF IRELAND, KLEENRITE, RISK RACING, ACERBIS, RNR GOGGLES, MACHO Martial Arts, JIMMY JONES plant, Lecale Homes Ltd,
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