Thousands turn up for the 30th beach race event

Filed under: Quad Bikes News — Diane on October 19, 2012

In Somerset, thousands of people turned up last weekend to watch the 2012 Weston Beach Race, which is the 30th time the resort has been home to the racing event. Around 65,000 people turned up to watch quad bike riders and bikers race over a course 5.2 miles in length.

On the Sunday, the main event was won by the MX2 world champion Jeffrey Herlings, following a duel with rivals Ken De Dyker and Shaun Simpson, which lasted more than three hours. Dyker from Belgium and Simpson, the Monster Energy rider of Yamaha, had led the race for much of the time, but the 18-year-old Herlings took over to win the title, with Simpson coming in second place and De Dyker in third place.

In total, there were six races and these included the adult quad and sidecar races, along with the 85-wheel and the large-wheel events. The weekend races ended in the three-hour main event, in which 500 riders took part, battling for the title of winner. Herlings had made his debut at the race event and said that he enjoyed every minute of it and he would do it again, given the chance. He went on to say that he had not expected to go out and win and that he was surprised by the result. He also encouraged others to have a go at quad bike racing to enjoy the atmosphere and the experience of hopping on a race quad.

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