Thomas Weyrich exceeded expectations at the weekend's Karel Morlang Memorial Race.ERIN LYONS August 14, 2014 3:05am
Just last week motocross enthusiast Thomas Weyrich said he would be shocked if he could last 10 laps in the Karel Morlang Memorial Race held at Rushworth over the weekend.
However, Weyrich had more success than he bargained for.
The motocross veteran finished first in the opening event and third in the main race.
‘‘I finished third in the Karel Morlang memorial race and I was the only British bike in the race,’’ he said.
While Weyrich’s son Joshua unfortunately did not complete the main event due to a mechanical issue, his father had an overall action-packed day.
‘‘I won my first race which was the All Powers up to 1970,’’ Weyrich said.
‘‘But in the super seniors, which was the last race and for people aged between 50 and 60 I failed to finish.’’
Weyrich also had technical issues but he did not let this small inconvenience put a dampener on his day.
‘‘I did finish the main race without a clutch,’’ Weyrich said.
‘‘Overall I’m happy with it, it’s more about the social aspect really.’’
According to Weyrich, spectator and competitor numbers were down on the weekend, with only 54 contestants taking part.
‘‘Numbers were down. There were 13 of us in the main race,’’ Weyrich said.
‘‘But it is mostly older guys now.’’
After competing in four events throughout the day, Weyrich said he thoroughly enjoyed the experience but was surprised he was still standing by the end of it.
‘‘It was just a big day, a really big day,’’ Weyrich said.
‘‘I could not finish the last race because I was exhausted.’’
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