Gillespie conquers VIC and heads to WAs King of the Cross


Reigning Australian Women’s Motocross Champion Kristy Gillespie has taken another win in the women’s racing scene, this time at round three of the VIC Women’s Motocross Championship, and is now setting her sights on WA to make an impact at the BGC King of the Cross. 

The BGC King of the Cross will take place at Southern Cross this weekend, featuring men’s, women’s and junior racing. 

Gillespie won the event in 2006 and will be returning with GMR Motorex KTM this year to conquer the Queen of the Cross, one of few women’s races in WA. 

Gillespie comments, “I’m always keen to check out new competition in different parts of the country, and you can always count on stiff competition in WA, particularly from locals who can handle the varied terrain, they stand the best chance. 

“I’m up for the challenge and it’s all experience, which is what I think is important in working towards maintaining a number one ranking. 

“Rebecca Lipsett is also heading over and she won the event last year, so no doubt she will be keen to maintain her winning status.  Rachael Eagle is entered as well, and she will be tough competition, but it is the unknown locals who pose the biggest threat. 

“After winning round three of the VIC Women’s Motocross Championship, I have now claimed nine consecutive wins on the KTM 250 SX-F in all races I have entered, and I’m hoping to make it ten wins at Southern Cross. 

“The headquarters for KTM is in WA, so I’m keen to win in the home state of the manufacturer I represent.  KTM really gets behind local events in WA - this year they will be sponsoring the junior component called the KTM Kid of the Cross, and I’ll be there to offer any rider support I can, for up and coming racers.”
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