Rid­ers fired up for Aus­tralian Su­per­moto Cham­pi­onships

Whitsunday Times - - MOTORING -

MORE than 30 rid­ers from across the coun­try hit the track for the third round of the Whit­sun­day Moto Sports Club cham­pi­onships at the Whit­sun­day Race­way on Sun­day.

Rid­ers of all ages from the Whit­sun­days, Mackay, Townsville and as far as Western Aus­tralia en­joyed the per­fect weather to get as much track time as pos­si­ble in the lead up to the 2013 PRG Aus­tralian Su­per­moto Cham­pi­onships from Septem­ber 6-8.

Ahuge line up of qual­ity rid­ers are al­ready con­firmed for the cham­pi­onships with many in­ter­state and in­ter­na­tional rid­ers in­clud­ing An­gus Reekie, New Zealand cham­pion Toby Sum­mers, Bri­tish cham­pion Lewis Cor­nish, Mackay’s Luke and Jack Burgess, lo­cal star Andy Mcleish and Townsville's Jar­rod Koppe.

Whit­sun­day Moto Sports Club Pres­i­dent An­drew Auld said the club cham­pi­onship was the per­fect op­por­tu­nity for rid­ers to im­prove their qual­i­fy­ing times be­fore the Aus­tralian cham­pi­onships next month.

“We are thrilled to be host­ing the event here in the Whit­sun­days, with thou­sands of spec­ta­tors ex­pected through the gates over the week­end, you can be as­sured of some jaw drop­ping side­ways ac­tion es­pe­cially for those spec­ta­tors at turn one,” he said.

The 51-Fifty stunt team will also be mak­ing an ap­pear­ance at the Reef Gate­way Ho­tel carpark on Fri­day night of the cham­pi­onships and will be en­ter­tain­ing spec­ta­tors over the week­end at the Race­way.

Bryan Rankin from the Process Re­source Group (PRG) said he was happy to have the chance to ride on the best race track in the coun­try.

“I flew over from Western Aus­tralia for two days to test out the Whit­sun­day Race­way track on a bor­rowed bike from An­drew and I’m re­ally im­pressed by the qual­ity of the track and num­ber of rid­ers par­tic­i­pat­ing,” he said.

Whit­sun­day Moto Sports Club rid­ers will be trav­el­ling to Townsville for the Queens­land His­toric Cham­pi­onships and Queens­land Su­per­moto Ju­niors Ti­tles in Townsville this week­end.

FIRED UP: The per­fect weather made for great driv­ing con­di­tions al­low­ing Al­lan Milostic to hit top gear at the Whit­sun­day Race­way on Sun­day.

CLUB RACE: Whit­sun­day Moto Sports Club sec­re­tary Mungo McMur­trie, Aus­tralian Su­per­moto Cham­pi­onships ma­jor spon­sor Process Re­source Group rep­re­sen­ta­tive Bryan Rankin and club pres­i­dent An­drew Auld tested out the track of the Whit­sun­day Race­way on Sun­day.

HOT PUR­SUIT: Se­nior Su­per­moto rider Ashleigh Rowe hit the dirt sec­tion ahead of Aaron Barr and Greg Ward in round 3 of Whit­sun­day Moto Sports Club cham­pi­onships on the week­end.

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