Teen takes Malaysia mo­tor­bike race

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

TEENAGE mo­tor­bike tal­ent Billy van Eerde’s stock is soar­ing in the rac­ing scene af­ter he claimed an im­pres­sive win in Malaysia.

The tal­ented 15- year- old ( right) is orig­i­nally from Townsville but made the move to New South Wales to re­side in Sin­gle­ton in 2014 to try and fur­ther his mo­tor­cy­cle rac­ing ca­reer.

That de­ci­sion seems to be pay­ing off as he par­layed his suc­cess on dirt track rac­ing in to a place in the re­cent RC390 cup in Sepang, Malaysia where he was given a wild­card en­try to ride as a fac­tory KTM rider.

Van Eerde went into the com­pe­ti­tion as the un­der­dog but he was quickly dubbed ‘ The Fly­ing Aussie’ when he qual­i­fied sixth for race one.

He went on to take out first place .

Wet and un­fa­mil­iar con­di­tions saw him crash out in the se­cond race but it was still a wildly suc­cess­ful over­seas trip for van Eerde, who is also rac­ing in the Aus­tralian Su­per­bike Cham­pi­onship ( ASBK) where he is fourth in the cham­pi­onship points.

This tal­ented young rider has meet­ings com­ing up in War­wick and East­ern Creek for the ASBK se­ries and will also be rid­ing in the sup­port cat­e­gories at the Moto GP Aus­tralian Round in Phillip Is­land. For more in­for­ma­tion on how to sup­port this ris­ing star’s rac­ing jour­ney visit the Billy Van Eerde Rac­ing # 289 Face­book page.

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