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Central and North Burnett Times - - JUNIOR SPORT -

DAVID Roberts has opened the throt­tle on his en­durance bike rid­ing ca­reer, with a con­vinc­ing sec­ond place in the 2014 Yamaha Queens­land Two Day En­duro Cham­pi­onship Se­ries.

Roberts lifted his rank to sec­ond in the Ex­perts All Pow­ers class, after be­ing tied for third go­ing into last week­end’s fi­nal round at Mt Perry. The 22-year-old racer, born and bred in Kin­garoy, said the chal­lenge to be­come a cham­pion pre­sented two op­tions.

“Be­ing pro­moted to pro de­pends on my times,” Roberts said.

“If I stay in ex­perts, then

David Roberts (Mt Perry) is a chal­leng­ing prop­erty with a va­ri­ety of sand, clay, hills and rocks.

next year’s strat­egy is I’ll re­sume my train­ing and rid­ing in the off-sea­son, and hope­fully I can take out another ti­tle.”

He will spend the off-sea­son with one-hour mo­tor­bike rides each morn­ing and af­ter­noon, in­ter­spersed with cy­cling and gym train­ing.

“En­durance has a nice big loop be­fore a test; I can get warm. The rougher the track, the bet­ter I like it,” Roberts said.

“(Mt Perry) is a chal­leng­ing prop­erty with a va­ri­ety of sand, clay, hills and rocks.

“Kilki­van has hard-packed soil; Kyo­gle is a nice and wet, slip­pery, four-day event.”

FO­CUS: David Roberts has lifted his Queens­land rank to sec­ond.

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