MOTORCYCLING: Brave Broderick stays in title contention

High flier: Broderick Whatmore-Wilson in action last weekend at Caistor
High flier: Broderick Whatmore-Wilson in action last weekend at Caistor

Local rider Broderick Whitmore-Wilson shrugged off a heavy fall and managed a fourth place finish at last weekend’s Banovallum Club Enduro.

Racing in the expert class, the 20-year-old was on good form at the Caistor round of the series with his sights set firmly on a strong podium finish - until he got tangled with a lapped rider.

Whitmore-Wilson said: “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.

“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 complete 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, he remains in second place in the championship, just three points down on the current leader