Taylor Robert returns
There’s nothing worse than racing against someone who isn’t there.
It doesn’t matter how fast you ride,
how dominating you are or how flawless your performance is, if a former
champion left a shadow, it’s hard to
overcome. That’s been the challenge
for Robby Bell this season in the
WORCS races. Never mind that he
paid his dues in the series like no one
else. Never mind that he’s fit and fast
like never before. Never mind he has
a nearly insurmountable points lead.
Robby feels like he’s racing against
2012 champion Taylor Robert every
time he lines up. Robert, on the other
hand, has a different set of priorities
for this season. While he would love
to show off his WORCS number-one plate every chance he gets, his
Monster Energy Kawasaki contract
calls for EnduroCross and the Global
X Games. He no longer is paid to ride
WORCS and often can’t.
So, at the peak of his career,
Robby Bell is leading WORCS, which
once had the most elite field in the
off-road world—and he feels that’s
not enough. He’s been itching for a
crack at Taylor Robert all year. On the
rare occasion that Robert has raced
WORCS in 2013, Bell suffered issues
that prevented a one-on-one match.