Dirt School Coach, Innes Graham had a fantastic weekend at the opening round of the Enduro World Series here in the Tweed Valley, securing a third place finish against the fastest names in the sport - at his first international race since 2016, and his third ever enduro event.
Winning the Pro Stage on Saturday afternoon put him straight into first position, meaning he was the final rider to drop in on Sunday. Innes didn’t crack under the pressure however, and managed to ride a consistent race, securing a podium finish in third behind Richie Rude and Jesse Melamed.
“I’m happy with my riding from the weekend and totally blown away by the support, it just felt great to be racing on the international stage again” - Innes Graham.
Innes heads up the riding on Dirt School’s BASE College programme, a college course aimed at developing young rider’s technical ability and race craft, alongside their academic work as they pursue racing on the international stage themselves. As a BASE College graduate, taught by Andy Barlow and Ruairdh Cunningham for two years from 2013 to 2015, Innes now designs and leads the technical riding sessions for our current BASE students, and there couldn’t be a better person for that job.
The Dirt School and Tweed Valley Bikes team are now working hard behind the scenes to get Innes to the next two rounds of the series - stay tuned and follow our social channels to see how he gets on in Petzen-Jamnica and Val di Fassa Trentino in the coming weeks!