Shaun Simpson fulfilled a long term dream of his this weekend winning the Weston Super Mare Beach Race, 32 Years after his father had won the first ever race on the same beach in 1983.

The grueling three-hour race took place on the Weston beachfront at the end of the traditional British racing season and attracts riders from many different disciplines. Simpson, who backed up his 2014 British championship by also finishing seventh overall in the MX1 World Championship, was never troubled on his KTM 450 SX-F from the beginning of the race and put in blisteringly fast and consistent laps to take the win.

The 32nd edition of the RHL Weston Beach Race will be remembered as one of the best ever.

Tens of thousands of fans packed the Weston Super Mare beach front from one end of the North Somerset coastline to the other and with temperatures hitting around 19 degrees for most of the day, a vast majority of the crowd stayed right until all the riders crossed the finish line some three exciting hours after the race started.

Shaun Simpson:

“It was great. You dream of perfect Weston’s; the fuel stops went perfectly and I would like to thank my family who all did an excellent job throughout the 3 hours. I never even fell off once, never stalled it – absolutely textbook race. I took the lead from the beginning and just held it really, I felt really comfortable and really strong and the bike was amazing. I made it to the first corner in first and then I knew I would be good in the dunes, I think I had a 5-6 second gap on the first lap – I’m ecstatic.

“I want to say thanks to my team Hitachi Construction KTM UK, thanks for letting me be here and the support I had from the fans for the entire 3 hours of the race – top step of the box you can’t beat that.”

Overall Results Weston Beach Race:

1. Shaun SIMPSON
4. Nathan WATSON
5. Matt MOFFAT
7. James DODD
8. Ashley GREEDY
9. Frazer NORRIE
10. Todd KELLETT
11. Joe JONES
12. Luke MELLOWS
14. Liam KNIGHT