Irwin Fifth At Canada Heights

/ May 20, 2014

Irwin01Heads and All Threads Suzuki’s Graeme Irwin took fifth place overall at Canada Heights at the weekend, for the fifth round of the British Motocross Championship.

Continuing to progress on the team’s RM-Z450 machine, Irwin took two fourth placed finishes in the opening two motos, battling at the front after a good start in both, but found himself in fourth place when it mattered.

The final moto saw Irwin make a slower start as the gates dropped, and he found himself in the mid-pack. He worked his way through the field but could get as far as seventh place at the chequered flag, securing fifth overall.

He said, “Qualifying went steady enough; sixth and went to fifth in superpole, which I was happy enough with to be honest.

“In the first race I ended up fourth, had a good battle with Whatley and in the first couple of laps was right behind the leaders. In the second race I was fourth again, and seventh in the last race.

“It was the worst start of the day and it became quite hard to pass at the end of the day. I think the speed to come fourth depended on the start.

“I knew I had to beat Kristian [Whatley], but that didn’t happen, so we ended up fifth overall, but only a couple of points off the podium, so I’m happy enough.”