Papendal 2014

2014 SX Round 2, Papendal, Holland

 

Papendal is probably one of the most challenging tracks on the SX World Cup Circuit. Adding to this, the weather was not at its friendliest over the weekend, with heavy rain delaying proceedings over the entire race weekend. Papendal is also the home base for the Dutch National Team and Talent Team.

 

This was Liam’s first time on the Papendal, and with the extreme weather conditions, things were not easy. During the delayed start to the first practice session, Liam did not get to try the start hill and first straight, as the rain came down and cut short the session. Because of rain, the second training session only lasted about 10 minutes, so his first shot at the challenging first straight was during moto 1.

 

Liam did not qualify through the motos at this event, however gain valuable experience from the harsh conditions and challenging track.

 

Thanks to all who supported Liam at this event.

 

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