Round 7 ACU Nora-MX Championships
17th July 2011, Milton Park, Northampton
John Mitchell entered round seven of the ACU Nora-MX Championship this weekend and continued in his superb recent form to win overall and take the fastest lap in each of the three 15 minute races. Held at Milton Park, it was team ATV World Yamaha’s first time at the track and a chance for John to get to grips with it before the British Championships arrive for the last two rounds in October.

Taking a confident approach into the first corner of race one, John was in third place and passed Carl Bunce, then Giles Davis to take the lead. “It’s the kind of track where a good start is vital” John said afterwards as he took a comfortable win.

His words turned out to be true as he failed to make a good start in race two, finding himself in sixth position after the first lap John had to work hard to pass. By the time he had got up to second place, Mark Watson had pulled enough of a gap and John had to settle for second.

On board his impressive ATV World Laeger’s Yamaha YZF450R, John took the holeshot in race three and never looked back. With the support of some credible pit board work by Paul Winrow, John made a 17 second lead over Mark Watson to take the win and the overall round.

“Milton Park is a very technical track, with lots of jumps and if you don’t get a good start it’s going to be difficult to pass. It has been a very good day testing the new Stage 5 Elka shocks, as well as testing out the track, seeing what it’s like ahead of the final two rounds of the British Championship. I’m really looking forward to round four this weekend at Dean Moor. Many thanks to Nora-MX for putting on a superb and well organised event.”

As John said, the team now head to Dean Moor in Cumbria for the fourth round of the ACU Goldspeed British Quadcross Championships where he currently leads Mark Watson by 45 points. Further details about this race can be found on the ACU Quad Racing website:

Thanks again for all the support from sponsors who along with their outstanding products have helped develop a potential championship winning team for the 2011 season.