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Gillespie supports womenís racing in SA and comes home with a win

16-01-08

GMR Motorex KTM racer Kristy Gillespie received an invitation to race at the Murray Bridge Stadium X in South Australia over the weekend, to help lift the profile of women’s racing, and generate more interest in girls getting into the sport.

Gillespie didn’t disappoint the promoter or fans, putting in a solid performance on board the KTM 250 SX-F to convincingly win all three races she entered, and also take home a hole shot award with a bonus cash prize.

Despite the 42 degrees heat she competed in, Kristy considered the event one of her most rewarding. “I really enjoy giving back to a sport that has given me so much satisfaction,” said Gillespie. “The event was a lot of fun, although I was the hottest I have been in my life while competing with the heatwave SA is having.

“I had two races that were four laps and one race that was six laps. I managed to win both by a good margin, but at the same time I did enjoy some battling with local racer Steph Cutler, who has just come out of juniors.

“The promoters developed a really good track, it was quite technical for stadium x with some double step ons and table tops.

“I hope my entry will encourage more girls in SA and all around the country to give the sport a go, it’s a heap of fun and the more girls that get involved the more women’s racing will evolve.”
Kristy Gillespie will now focus on training for the National Women’s Motocross Championship and will consider entry into regional events based on her training schedule and availability.