ANDRA NATIONAL COMP BIKE CHAMPION: PHIL PATON
After winning three WA Comp Bike championships, Phil Paton won his first National Championship this season. It was an impressive season for Phil with two top qualifier awards, Multiple national records, three runner-ups and a win in Mildura in the Summit Sportman Series. We asked Phil a few questions about his season.
Congratulations on winning the National Comp bike championship, What does it mean to you win the championship?
Thanks. Winning the title wasn't something we were aiming for at the start of the season so it all happened very quickly from the Westernationals onwards. We're really stoked to be able to bring the championship home to WA.
What was the highlight of your season?
Highlight of the season was the fact the bike ran pretty much flawlessly with no mechanical issues and that we reset both ends of the record at every national meeting we competed at this season.
What are you plans for next season?
Unsure of plans for next season. We didn't intend to compete the full local season and now we have to decide whether to travel and try to retain the title. It'll be a lot tougher to hold onto with so many fast bikes coming on line. I'm also toying with the idea of a couple of casual entries in Superstreet at some point.
Who would you like to thank?