Riders fired up for Australian Supermoto Championships
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.