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EWS Race Report: Derby, Tasmania

Hayden Noel

// ROUND 2 – ENDURO WORLD SERIES 2019

The second round of the 2019 Enduro World Series headed back to Derby, Tasmania for one of the rowdiest races to date. The event proved again to be both a rider and photographer’s favorite, with both rough and scenic trails providing a superb background for a tight weekend of racing. And while Stage 1 saw a brief rainstorm mid-stage, it was mostly sunny skies and clear weather for the entire event.
Alchemy rider Cody Kelley followed his solid performance at the New Zealand round with another strong performance in Tasmania. While not retaining his top American status, he finished closely behind American challenger Marco Osbourne, and is currently in 26th place in the overall rankings.
“I was a little too cautious in Stage 1 because there was some rain just before my start time,” says Kelley. “Because it was such a long stage, that really put me behind the eight ball and I spent the rest of the event trying to play catch up.” Kelley’s best finish of the event was a 16th place earned on Stage 4.
“Cody is really starting to come into his own,” commented race team mechanic Joe Binatena. “This season is really about honing his race craft and you can see that he’s finding a nice balance between fast and risky. The season goal is a top 20 finish overall and some top 10 stage finishes.”
The series now takes a small break before heading to Madeira for round 3 of the series. Also one of the most inspiring riding locales in the world, the event promises to provide some of the best photos and riding of the EWS season.
Photos Courtesy Sven Martin and Dave Trumpore
 

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