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Champion title number two for Rosie
What a cracking weekend for the Rosie Rowett Race Team!
It was a very big ask that Rosie would be able to lift herself to meet the challenge of the 250cc riders that came along to a bitterly cold Thetford Forest in Norfolk for the last round of the 2107 British Enduro Championship, but she certainly did, to secure her second ACU Champion title of the 2017 season.
There was a disastrous start for the first four Ladies class riders. They were ready to go but none of them could start their bikes due to the cold conditions and forgetting to use the choke.
Even some of the championship riders had the same problem! Rosie, Ellie and Abi all gained a 20 second penalty, Rosie changed her plug and was last away. With the second line of the Ladies class already gone the pressure was on! Off to the Sprint Test where a further disaster saw Rosie 10 seconds down behind the leader.
The second test saw Rosie just 3 seconds down and the pressure was on to do well in the time card. All was okay for the first 3 laps, Rosie said everything was good but then the Championship class riders were now riding on the same lap which became hair raising to say the least when passing points were limited. It all came down to the last lap.
By the teams calculations with the points Rosie needed to pull back 2 minutes in front of Nieve,who was flying on her 250, to be successful.
Rosie did as she does and went into the zone, enjoyed the terrain of trees and deep ruts. Following a small collision with a tree and injuring her left hand Rosie dug deep and powered home with no challenger in sight for over 3 minutes the job was done! Rosie had exceeded all expectations in her riding abilities, keeping her cool and energy to the last lap. Having now won every round in the BEC Championship and the British ACU Sprint Championship the Rowett Racing Team are very proud for a young 17 year old on her TX 125 Husqvarna. Bring on 2018!