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James Stewart

Paul Whibley wins Mid East HS Series Round 2

With the first pick of the line I took the inside line for the very short start straight.

I got a good jump and was side by side with Stu Baylor going round turn one. I had a better line going into turn two and took the lead. Mid first lap the track split up one hill, I chose the left line, Stu and Jesse Robinson took the faster right line and inherited the lead.

Later in the lap I was able to return the favour on an off camber hill where both Stu and Jesse struggled and took bad lines
allowing me back into the lead. Coming around to complete the first lap I led the way through the barrels.

On the second lap I had a small moment on an exposed root and lost drive up a hill climb allowing Jesse to slip by into the lead again. As we closed in on the MX track at the end of the lap I closed in on Jesse and was able to sneak up the inside of him as we approached the double jump.

During the week we were able to test some new Kenda tires and I ran the new Millville combo at this race and I have to say they performed great, finding traction on the range of conditions from hard pack to loam at this race track.

From lap three onwards I was able to begin to open a gap and build a lead. By the time the flag came out at the two hour mark I had over a minute lead.

Thanks to Katherine and Scotty for keeping the pits running smoothly and the bike and body fuelled.

1st: Paul Whibley
2nd: Stu Baylor
3rd: Jesse Robinson

Paul Whibley is supported in NZ by: AmPro Yamaha, Monster Energy, Shoei, Sidi, Smith, G2, CTi, Moto SR, Vortex Ignitions, EC3D, Bush Riders MCC, Darbis, GHQ, Sargent Motorcycles, Yamaha NZ, Rosscos Start up Services

The AmPro Yamaha Team is supported by: FMF Kenda Yamalube Asterisk CV4 Cycle Gear E-Batt EBC Brakes Factory Connection Fastway Gaerne GYTR IMS Leatt Brace Matrix Racing Products Motion Pro MSR Pro-Clean Rekluse Scott Shoei Slavens TM Designworks Twin Air Wiseco ZipTy Racing