Rid­ing highs and lows

Wanneroo Weekender - - News -

Wins and mis­for­tunes for north­ern sub­urbs rid­ers at the 2018 Aus­tralian Quad Mo­tocross Cham­pi­onship.

NORTH­ERN sub­urbs rider Chris Bos­nakis has just missed out at the 2018 Aus­tralian Quad Mo­tocross Cham­pi­onship.

Win­ning the first three races at the Col­lie Mo­tor­cy­cle Club track on the week­end, he went into the fourth on 105 points, ahead of WA ri­val Luke Ga­is­ford on 96 and An­drea Ce­sari on 90.

Bos­nakis and Ga­is­ford were both fly­ing down the main straight, with Bos­nakis in front by only 10 sec­onds, but as they hit the jump Bos­nakis went air­borne, land­ing hard and break­ing his shock, putting him out of con­tention for the rest of the cham­pi­onship.

Ga­is­ford went on to win races 4 and 5, tak­ing out the na­tional ti­tle for a fourth time (2011, 2012, 2017, 2018) with a to­tal of 166 points.

Ce­sari was run­ner-up on 154, with Jake Van Valet in third place on count-back, with Blake Croo­nen on 136.

The 27-year-old said tak­ing back-to-back cham­pi­onships was “such a great feel­ing”.

“All the hard work by ev­ery­one has paid off and my new bike was awe­some all week­end,” he said.

Also bring­ing home a ti­tle for the north­ern sub­urbs was Keenan Mur­phy, who won the 8 to un­der-12 years 60cc-90cc class, while lo­cal rider Joshua Mc­Quade came third in the 12 to 16 years 200cc twostroke/250cc four-stroke hy­brid class, be­hind win­ner Jae Dowsett,

Other win­ners in­cluded Si­enna Comito (ju­nior sup­port 200cc air cooled only), Michael Har­court (vet­er­ans), Dar­ryl Maringoni (club­man), Josh McKay (in­ter­me­di­ate) and Waldo Hussie (club­man/vet­er­ans sup­port).

Pic­ture: Gor­don Pet­ti­grew - True Spirit Pho­tos

Chris Bos­nakis leads the pack.

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