Rid­ers go head-to-head

Whitsunday Times - - DRIVE -

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.

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