Fifth-place for Broderick

Broderick Whitmore-Wilson.
Broderick Whitmore-Wilson.

Gipsey Bridge racer Broderick Whitmore-Wilson took a solid fifth place finish in this past weekend’s Banovallum Motorcycle Club Enduro.

Lining up amongst close to 100 riders, the 20-year-old soon got to grips with the North Willingham circuit, making up several places throughout the three-hour-long race.

“The circuit’s not my favourite. It’s a very technical and tight track, consisting mostly of woodland,” he said.

“The first couple of laps were quite tricky because the ground was super slick and the narrow routes between trees made it hard to pass.”

An hour in heavy rain made the race even more challenging and prompted the club’s decision to shorten the full distance by 30 minutes due to the severity of the course’s rapidly-deteriorating surface condition.

“I picked up good points and have strengthened my hold on second place in the championship, so I’m happy enough with that,” he added.

The next championship round at Aby takes place on September 7.