EBC-equipped Polaris driver achieved consistently impressive results at Scotland’s Duns Motocross Track
Following a turbulent 2021, Polaris racer Shaun Jenkinson was keen to get back into the action for the 2022 season of the British SxS Championship.
In the most recent round, held at Duns Motocross Track on the Scottish Borders, Jenkinson was able to achieve podium results in all three races held across the weekend.
He explains how it all unfolded in his own words below.
“After missing the Scottish round last year, I was determined to make it this year.
“The track was a tight and technical motocross track with lots of jumps. We were running the track backwards this year, and the jumps were not ideal for hitting fast, so a little more thought had to go into choosing lines.
“With the track being tight and overtaking difficult, a good qualifying position was essential.
“I managed to get a couple of clean laps in early before I started hitting traffic, but felt that there was definitely a few more seconds to be shaved off in regards to lap times once I got up to full race speed. Unfortunately, traffic and the rain starting put paid to any cleaner laps.
“I qualified second behind my teammate Mark McCann in his Turbo. I was happy with that – setting the fastest time for a non-turbo in the Open class.
“Me and McCann got away well in race one and gapped the rest of the pack and I had a steady drive to finish second.
“It was more of the same for the second race, with McCann and myself getting away from most of the pack and Tom Welbourne pushing hard behind us in third, keeping us on our toes. I even had a little scare when Tom got past me when I jokered, as I was unsure if Tom had used the joker lane himself yet, but he hadn’t and I got past him when he jokered on the next lap. I finished this race second.
“Race three was a carbon copy of the previous races, only this time I managed to build a gap big enough on third place to make sure I could do the joker lane without losing any places. I once again finished second.
“I finished second overall on the day behind McCann, gaining some well-needed championship points to move me up the table after missing the last Open class round.
“Thanks again to everyone that has helped me.”
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