by Crasher Murray
Round 1 round-up
Round 1 of the Scottish Supermoto Championship was a very up and down weekend for the whole team. We start off with the team most senior rider, Sir Jack Gow aka: Jackie Moon, the teams S1 rider.Well that is round 1 over and done with, and is a time for the teams to head back to the drawing board, and see if the pre season pre has worked or not.
Jackie Moons saturday round-up: This weekend was always going to be a challenging weekend for Moon, due to the serious arm breakage sustained in pre season training. This meant Moon was coming into the opening round of the championship with next to no bike time. But with Moon being a dedicated and veteran supermoto rider, he was definitely not going to let this set him back. (we currently have no information regarding Moons Saturdays performance, because he is a erse and didn’t text me back)
We move onto to the S2 class rider Scott Murray aka: Crasher Murray.
Crasher Murrays Saturday round-up: Scott was in high hopes for the start of the season, after a successful season last year, and been promoted to number 1 in the team for 2012. The whole team had high ambitions for the pesky wee rascal. These were all dashed as he lived up to his reputation in qualifying on the Saturday. Crasher high sided his Scotcomp Honda within in the 1st 10 minutes of qualifying, damaging a old shoulder injury he sustained during his youthful Mx days. Despite of this he still put the Scotcomp bike on pole position for the 1st race. As the 1st race got underway it was Black Jamie that took the lead going into the 3rd corner with crasher in 2nd. Going into the dirt section crasher took the inside line while Black Jamie took the outside line. The problem here was that both riders wanted the inside line on the exit of the dirt section, which resulted in both riders going down, and taking local man Ian Bremner out as well. Crasher clawed his way up to 2nd and then went on to take 1st place in both of the next races, and 1st place overall in S2.
Last but not least the Teams youngster Andrew Gow aka: Kim Jong-il
Kim Jong-il’s Saturday Round up: It was a fairly straight run of the mill day for the plucky youngster. There were not been a lot of entries in the S3 class, young Kim Jong-il just had to ride a steady days racing, which he done and took all 3 race wins.
Sunday was the day that was going to count towards the Scottish Championship, this was the day that mattered to the team. Crasher put his bike on 3rd place on the grid for the 1st race just in front of his team mate moon. The 1st race got off to spectacular fashion, and within 3 laps it was Moon leading the race from Jammy Duncan with Crasher hot on his heels, this was short lived as Moon dumped his bike coming out of the bottom dirt section, scarping the dreams of team principal Bob de Auld of having both his machines finishing on the podium in the 1st race. All the teams hope then were forced upon Murray, who then dashed all of them by dumping it in start of the bottom off road, only a couple of laps after Moons demise. After the 1st race Crashers bike was in a sorry state of affairs, and also was Moons bike, we grabbed a quick word with Bob de Auld as he frantically tried to scrape together his stricken vessels. “ Ehh min the biyz were hallling erse ott there, but eh kent theye wid feck it up. Pair o fecking plockers they are. Eh pure expected this fae Crasher Murray ged, but nae that donkey Moon. If they couple o posing Hoooors spent mare time wirking on there bikes en race creft, eh pure wuddnae be erseing aboot trying tae sort them, ehhhhh just dinne ken whyee eh bither likes. Like eh cuplle of poofterz in there matcheen kit, prub awa geeting thon nails dine while emmm trying tae straghteen these beast ott, they prob prefer them bent tho, yi ken”. Hmmm not a very happy team principal speaking there. Race 2 and 3 went along with no dramas for Moon and Crasher, as Crasher got a 4th and a 3rd place and Moon closely followed with a 5th and 4th. So not the best of starts for the teams big boys. This leaves Crasher 4th placed in the championship and Moon in 8th after a dnf in race 1.
The teams youth rider was also out in force on the Sunday in the B race, and what a show the young 250 rider put on, he showed those guys its not all about power, while he mixed it up with them. Kim Jong-il even took his first ever race holeshot and took 2 4th place and a 5th to finish the day off in 18th overall in the Scottish Championship, in a race that is mostly made up of 450 plus cc machines. Team principal Bob de Auld decided to give young Kim his break in the 3rd race on Moons 450 Honda. Although Kim did not capitalise on the switch to a larger machine, it was clear with time he would certainly benefit with the extra power. We asked team Principal Bob de Auld why he decided to let Kim Jong-il out on his factory machine. “auch wee,l yi seen meh ither tae fennies ersing up the 1st race, so eh hud eh wee thought tae ma sell, eh best see wit tho young een can dae, cuz eh doot el hae they twa rideen meh bikes next year, if thons the performance em ganna get fae thom”.
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