MOTORCYCLING: Wilson brothers secure title with sixth win at Cadwell Park

Celebrating success, the Wilson brothers racing team at Cadwell Park.
Celebrating success, the Wilson brothers racing team at Cadwell Park.

Brothers Broderick and Bruce Wilson won the No Limits Open 600 endurance race at Cadwell Park over the weekend.

It was their sixth victory of the season, out of six races, and secured them the championship title.

Lining up on a grid of 44 teams, the siblings set pole position in qualifying and dominated the three-hour race from start to finish, riding on their Yamaha R6.

Elder brother Bruce, of Horncastle, who returned to racing bikes this season in order to help his youngest brother Broderick’s transition from motocross racing to road racing, said they had enjoyed a fantastic season: “When we started the year, we were hopeful of maybe making the top five on occasion, so to have won every round this season has blown us both away.

“Winning the championship at our local track made the experience even more special.”

Riding for an hour at a time, the physical demands of the undulating Lincolnshire track proved gruelling on all teams, but off-road enduro champion Broderick’s extreme level of fitness meant he was more than up for the challenge.

Twenty-one-year-old Broderick, of Gipsey Bridge said: “My off-road background has given me a great platform to progress into the road racing scene from, with my fitness being a real attribute.

“Endurance racing in general is both extremely physically and mentally draining. It’s been a really tough year, but it’s been so enjoyable and I feel well-established on a road bike now.”

With two rounds of remaining this season, the brothers are hopeful of continued success in the endurance championship, whilst Broderick is simultaneously working hard on his solo efforts in the sprint classes.

Broderick said: “It’s been great to compete with my brother in the endurance class, and also to race in the sprints, too.

“I intend to focus more on sprint racing next year, with my end goal being to race in the BSB Championships within the next two years.”

Broderick clawed his way back from a crash at Cadwell Park to secure fifth, fourth and third place finishes in the Newcomer 600 class at the same meeting.

The brothers next head to Anglesey for the seventh round of the season, before the final round of the year at Donington Park.