The team at Dyce Carriers has chosen to sponsor Scottish motocross racer, Elaine MacEachern, in the upcoming 2021 season of the WMX British Championships. DCL’s founding family, the Moir’s, have been involved in motocross sports since the ’80s, and have lent their support to a number of teams and riders throughout the UK.
The motocross season is now well underway with Covid restrictions continuing to lessen over time. Elaine kicked off the racing season at the end of April after her long-awaited return to the sport after three and a half years.
After speaking with another experienced rider, she decided to start her training by racing every weekend at various events across the UK in preparation for the first round of the WMX British Championships at Lyng, Norwich on the 23rd of May.
The first round of the WMX British was held on a brutal hilly sandy track and despite some first race jitters, MacEachern got off to a great start qualifying second for gate pick.
“In my first race I managed a great kick-off and was first off the start, but straightaway I realised my left-hand grip was loose and my hand was slipping off as I approached corners, causing me to crash and finish in 3rd place.
“It was a frustrating start to the day, but I knew I had it in me to recover and come back stronger in the second and final race of the day.
“I started out strong again in race two, making it round the first corner in the leading position. After a bad line choice, I found myself in second but was able to pace myself catching up with the leader and making a pass for the top spot. I was ecstatic to pull a comfortable lead bringing home first place in the second race.”
MacEachern finished in second place overall for the day, only 2 points behind the first-place competitor. With the support of her sponsor, Dyce Carriers, she is now preparing for round 2 on the 26th and 27th of June at Little Silver near Exeter.
Discussing her training for the second round MacEachern commented:
“I have not slacked in preparation for the second round, my dad and I have continued to work hard each weekend and will continue to do so.
“I know I am able to win this British and I will push to achieve this for my sponsors, my family, and myself.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dyce Carriers sincerely for all their help and support in making this possible. It has been an incredible return to the sport, and I will continue to push my limits and give my all each week.”
Commenting on the sponsorship, Dyce Carriers’ director Jason and Candice Moir said:
“We are thrilled to be supporting young motocross talent like Elaine. Her passion and drive for the sport shines through on the track.
“It was great to see her coming in second overall in the first round and we’re looking forward to watching her race next weekend as round two gets underway. Of course, we wish her the best of luck for the race. She’s got the whole team at Dyce Carriers standing behind her.”
The third and final round will be held two weeks after Little Silver at Whitby, Yorkshire on the 10th and 11th of July.