Gillespie and Baldwin on the podium at Bairnsdale Open


Kristy Gillespie is continuing her winning streak in state based women’s racing, taking three wins in each of her ten minute motos at the Bairnsdale Open in Victoria on the weekend.

The two time Victorian Women’s Motocross Champion, chose to enter the Bairnsdale event in order to continue her preparation for the National Women’s Motocross Championship and also the Victorian Women’s Motocross Championship.

Gillespie comments, “Bairnsdale motocross club, will host a round of the Victorian Women’s Motocross Championship, so I wanted to check out the track to see what had changed.

“I’m also trying to get in as many motos as I can to continue with my training preparation for the National Women’s Motocross Championship.

“I enjoyed some competitive racing at Bairnsdale especially from Lauren Parsens and Carly Emmanuelli. I didn’t hole shot any races but the speed of the KTM 250 SX-F quickly moved me to the lead within the first half lap of every race and from there I didn’t look back.

“What I enjoyed most about this event was that the three women’s races went for ten minutes each and usually at one-off state events we only get four to five minute races, so this was more intense for the fitness regime I’m trying to maintain.”

In the guys junior racing, Joben Baldwin, in his first season in the 125cc 13-16 years class displayed mature riding and collected 2-3-2 results against some well respected riders for .

GMR Motorex KTM Race Team Manager, Glenn Macdonald said, “Joben put on an awesome display in the third race of the day with only seconds between himself and Troy McNally, with the lead changing several times throughout the race for a close finish.

“Joben placed second overall for the event to Troy McNally, YJDT. Third went to Jamie MacMillan from Frankston KTM.”