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Outstanding performance for Gillespie at MX Nationals

14-04-09

GMR Motorex KTM racer Kristy Gillespie was the first ever female racer to contest the Australian Motocross Championship in the Pro Lite class recently and did so in outstanding form both on and off the track.

Round one of the MX Nationals was held at her home town of Albury-Wodonga on 4 & 5 April and attracted the countries best professional racers, proving to be the ultimate training ground for the reigning Australian women’s champion in the lead up to her titles defence. 

Gillespie put in a respectable qualifying performance against the 40 rider field then went on to significantly improve her lap times in race conditions.  Gillespie placed 32nd in moto one and returned to the pits pleased with her riding and race result.

As the track become rougher, more technical and the racing more intense, Gillespie continued with solid form and consistent lap times during the next two motos to collect a 35th and 33rd positions. The 32-35-33 results secured Gillespie a 36th overall.

Off the track, Kristy Gillespie participated in local live radio interviews, attended the local Albury West Primary school as well as a dealership meet and greet with her fellow team-mates Dylan Long and Jay Wilson as well as the Motorex KTM senior team racers of Kade Mosig, Tye Simmonds and Jason Reed.

Gillespie also played a major role in the promotion of motocross racing in the mainstream with TV coverage, a huge 1/3 page photo and story published in the Herald Sun and featured in articles published in the Border-Mail.

Always up for the challenge, Kristy will now compete in her first Australian Four-Day Enduro to be held at Orange in NSW on 16-19 April.

Stay tuned to www.gmr-motorexktm.com.au for results.