Despite a very heavy crash, Broderick Whitmore-Wilson managed a fourth-place finish at this past weekend’s Banovallum Club Enduro.
Racing in the Expert class, the 20-year-old was on good form at the Caistor round, with his sights sets firmly on a strong podium finish when he got tangled with a lapped rider.
“Getting past slower riders can sometimes be a challenge and it was just bad luck that the rider in question panicked when he heard me, taking my front wheel out,” said Broderick.
“Things had been going well up until that point and I was really confident of a second place finish.
“The crash threw me over the bike and I hit the ground hard, twisting my bike’s handlebars and bending my clutch lever.”
Although he was in a lot of pain, the Gipsey Bridge rider put on a brave performance to ride the remainder of the three hour long race in less than ideal conditions, accruing vital championship points in the process.
With three weeks to go until the next endurance race, Broderick remains second in the championship.
He has ended up just three points down on the leader
Picture by Terri Saunders