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Phil Atwill and Chinnapat Sukchanya enjoyed their long and fun road trip from busy Bangkok to relaxing Chiang Mai on motorcycles (check 1st Ep) and next they prepared to race in the 2018 International Chiang Mai Enduro (ICE).

After serious preparations at the bike shop, it was time to enjoy the fun of riding with other Thailand riders for the initial testing on the Doi Suthep trails. This was the first time Phil hit the flowing natural singletrack in North Thailand and he was totally blown away by it.


Phil has the skill, confidence, and experience to aggressively conquer all the trails in Chiang Mai-Doi Suthep and Doi Pui, he was feeling good about the race. Phil earned a solid 2nd place in Qualification. The young Englishman was on fire!

His closest rivals in the race are Cody Kelley (USA) and Sheng Shan Chiang (Taiwan). Cody is a strong EWS contender and Sheng is the fastest Asian in gravity events.

Consistent results on the first 4 stages of Race Day 1,  Phil rewarded with 2nd place overall. Going into Day 2, Phil was looking to build on his success of Day 1 during Day 2 and he succeeded by winning Stage 6.  A technical problem with his chain guide resulted in several chain drops during Stage 8. But Phil is a professional and he soldiered on to 3rd place overall. Not bad at all for his 1st experience traveling around the world and racing in Thailand! For sure, Phil will go back to Thailand again and chase that top spot on the podium.

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