February 1st, 2018.

Rock Oil Ecosse XC Winter Series – Event 3, Sunday 28th January 2018.

With regular top seeds John Mitchell, David Vass and Lorne Sinclair opting for a different sand challenge at Le Touquet, their places at the Rock Oil Ecosse XC Winter Series, also sponsored by Drysdale Motorcycles and Wulfsport, were taken by notable Northern Irish riders Dean Dillon and Terence Mackin.

Dillon crossed the Irish Sea to find some pre-season racing action and Mackin was there to test his fitness after an enforced lay off following a heavy crash at the final round of the 2017 British Championship last October.

Mackin who set the pace for the day, taking the holeshot on the first moto, closely followed by top Scottish riders, Mark Wilson and Michael Brewis. Brewis hoped to repeat his winning tactics from the previous round, warming up by riding in the C-Class solo race but it nearly backfired as, after several tumbles, he started the first quad race covered in wet sand. Undeterred though, by the end of the first lap, he had overtaken both Mackin and Wilson, taking advantage of the lack of traffic to choose the smoothest of lines for a trouble-free win.

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Pictured, reigning Scottish Quad champion Michael Brewis

Image credit: Peter Greenwood Off-Road Photography.