JACK Hughes took part in his first race of the season as a YRF – Race 2 Off-road rider last weekend in the RAW Enduro series at Driffield.
The youngster from Gateshead had been eager to take on the circuit after a winter of training.
Although visibility was low due to the morning fog in the wooded area the youth group lined up at the start.
Jack got an outstanding start and found a steady pace from the drop of the flag.
The young racer started showing progress in his style until technical problem cut short his race.
“I really enjoyed the race and I was pumped for it” explains Jack “The track was technical in the forest section and I really enjoyed it. It was a little scary at first because the weather was foggy and I had trouble seeing the corners, but by mid morning the sun was shining. Raw events are always fun and I always enjoy myself. Raw marshals always go out of their way to help you. I was so gutted on my third lap when my bike blew a spark plug. The Marshall tried his very best to get me going again I and I was very grateful to him. Unfortunately, this led to me getting a DNF, which l was so disappointed about. But I’m more determined for Woodhouse my next race. I’d like to thank the organisers, marshals, YRF and Race 2 Off-road for their support”
Jack took the unfortunate technical difficulty on the chin and looks forward to the first round of the NE-XC series at Woodhouse, where he will continue to prove his ability outshines his disability.
The youngster will line up for the first time alongside YRF team mate Cristina Palmer at Woodhouse, Middlesbrough on the 27th of March.
Photo by CH-Images.