MOTORSPORT: Life’s a beach for Rudd riders

Tough test: Mark Rudd and Ryan Rudd (below) at the Skegness Beach race. Photo by ADRIAN SMITH.
Tough test: Mark Rudd and Ryan Rudd (below) at the Skegness Beach race. Photo by ADRIAN SMITH.
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A TRIO of Team TRM racers secured superb finishes at the first-ever AMCA Skegness Beach Race.

Mark Rudd, Ryan Rudd and Ashley Rudd all placed in the top 13 of their respective races - and all admitted that it was their toughest motocross race to date.

Racing in deep sand on the beach course, brothers Ryan and Ashley competed in the 85-150cc (junior) category on Saturday.

Up against 26 riders, both lads performed admirably on an unforgiving track that boasted a vast array of hills and jumps.

Ryan managed five laps, which was good enough to secure him a cracking tenth place overall.

Younger brother Ashley was hot on his tale, finishing 12th after managing four laps.

On the Sunday, Mark Rudd went up against a massive field of 123 riders in the main race.

In what was a gruelling three hour event, the Holbeach rider managed a fantastic 13th place.

Mark paid a price for his super showing though, with his hands heavily blistered.

Both days were well-supported by fans, making the inaugural beach race a real success.

Team TRM now take a well-earned break for Christmas, but are back in action in early 2011.