The special tests were a sandy motocross test with jumps and the enduro featured a brick wall to climb, a wet boggy section set amongst forestry. Un sure to his fitness conditioning due to his lack of riding, Rockwell had to use all his fitness to power the awesome Husaberg FE390 around the deep strength sapping sand. On the motocross test some of Rockwell’s test times were within 1 second of World and British champion, David Knight and this gave Alex a well deserved 3rd overall on day1. Team mate Si Wakely was unable to attend the event due to a broken thumb sustained at the previous British Enduro championship round a few weeks ago where he continued the event to finish in 8th and 9th places with his injury and he did not have an x-ray until the Monday after the event!
Day 2 saw Alex continue in excellent form liking the tough sandy conditions as it is similar terrain to his homeland of the Isle of Man and again set fast times on the mx test which resulted in another excellent 3rd overall on the day. This resulted in his best ever weekend of positions and to match this achievement was the outstanding performance of his Midwest prepared Husaberg FE390 which has 100% reliability record for the 2011 season and resulted in Alex’s best ever season in the British Enduro Championship finishing 7th overall.
Alex and the Midwest team now head to the World Enduro Championship in France next weekend where he has been invited by the Husaberg Factory to compete at the event in the Junior Under 23 class.