It was a tough weekend for team mate Tom McCormack. McCormack had a huge fall during qualifying and was able only manage 19th place for the start of the race on Sunday.
McCormack was in mood for mucking around on race day and instantly starting climbing through the field. By lap three, McCormack had moved into third place and was charging hard but his relentless climb came to a halt not long after.
His aggressive racing in the deep sand fried his clutch. With his clutch done, McCormack was unable to finish the event.
‰ÛÏIt was an ugly weekend all round for me." McCormack admitted. "The crash in qualifying had me well down the list and as a result, I had to ride really hard in the opening laps to try and get some clean air and good track position.
‰ÛÏThe clutch issue was my fault. I just swung off it when I should have just settled down and realised this is a four hour race, not a four minute one. But, I will be better for it next year and hopefully I can come back and redeem myself and get on the podium for the team,‰Û