Riders go head-to-head
NOT even a little rain could dampen their spirits as riders from across the state hit the track for round 2 of the Whitsunday Motorsports Club Championships, held at the Whitsunday Raceway on the weekend.
Forty-five riders from throughout the Whitsundays, Gladstone, Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville entered the two day event, consisting of a practise event on Saturday, followed by the club championships on Sunday.
Race secretary of Whitsunday Motorsports Club Mungo McMurtrie said due to the rain the conditions weren’t ideal for racing.
“We had a number of on-and-off showers all day which can make it difficult for the riders to perform at their best,” he said.
The race track consists of 1.1km of bitumen with approximately 150 metres of dirt track with a few purpose built jumps to test even the most skilled riders.
“A lot of riders travelled from Gladstone for the event and really enjoyed riding on the dirt for the first time with many indicating that they would come back,” Mr McMurtrie said.
Whitsunday Motorsports Club riders will now be looking forward to preparing for the 2013 PRG Australian Supermoto Championships which will be held at Whitsunday Raceway on September 7-8.
“We are expecting over 100 competitors to enter in the event with over 1000 spectators and it’s simply because of these excellent facilities that we are able to host these events.”
YOUNG GUNS: Whitsunday Motorsports Club rider Harry Maxwell finished first, followed closely by fellow rider Jett Ogdon in the junior motard S8/S9 division in round 2 of the Whitsunday Motorsports Club Championships on the weekend.
FIRED UP: Whitsunday Motorsports Club rider Mungo McMurtrie was looking to get the inside line on a competitor in the formula road race in round 2 of the club championships on Sunday.