SANSOM PILES ON THE PRESSURE


July 30th, 2021.


Yamaha-mounted Oli Sansom is in a strong position as the 2021 quad racing season heads into its final quarter.


There are two rounds remaining in both the ACU British Quadcross Championship and NETT Quad Championship. Thirty-four-old Sansom is currently lying third in the British, just 20 points adrift of the leader. He is leading the ultra-competitive northern-based NETT Championship with a healthy 344 points.

Sansom’s focus for 2021 has been the British and NETT. His winter training and determination have clearly paid dividends as the Yamaha-supported West Midlander has secured his best results to date, and often dominated the quad racing field.

The NETT Quad Championship kicked off in April and Sansom made the long journey to the North-East worthwhile by taking six wins out of six starts for the club’s initial double-header. Fiercely keen to win the NETT Championship, Sansom took a fourth, third and second at the third round – the precursor to the opening round of the British QX Championship. In doing so, he further secured his championship lead.

Facing stiff competition from British Championship contenders taking wild card rides at the NETT, Sansom went on to bank two wins and a second, and continued at round five with a second, sixth and win. 

Between contesting the British and NETT, Sansom also managed to secure an overall win at the third round of Nora-MX.

On the British Championship front, Sansom has underlined the merit of focused off-season training, and on-machine practice. That dedication has catapulted him past a number of former British champions as well as those far younger than him …..

Consistency and finishing races have been key to Sansom’s 2021 onslaught. Thus far, he hasn’t finished outside the top six with a fifth, fourth and third overall at round one, a fifth, two wins and second overall at round two, and a third, third, second and another second overall at round three.

“Massive thanks to Yamaha Motor UK and my team,” said Sansom. “Without them I simply couldn’t give 100 per cent to the racing. My YFZ-450R is absolutely bang on point which gives me the confidence to push harder.”

There are two rounds of the British QX Championship remaining with a potential 150 points on the table. Sansom is determined to bag a big chunk of those points.

Next up is round four this weekend at Little Silver in Devon, hosted by Nora-MX.

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