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Gillespie and KTM dominate round one VIC Womenís Motocross Championship

05-05-09

GMR Motorex KTM racer Kristy Gillespie has dominated round one of the Victorian Motocross Championship held at Broadford, taking three straight wins, for a clean sweep in the Women’s Open class racing.

“I quite easily picked up the win in moto one and three, but it was moto two which was pretty exciting for me, and the spectators - after a collision in on the first turn pushed me back in the field,” said Gillespie.  “I got an awesome start in the second moto, and was on my way to a holeshot when another rider snuck up on the inside hitting my back wheel, and our bikes got tangled up. 

“I managed to keep my bike going, but by the time we untangled I was in second-last position, and a fair way off the leaders.  I put my head down, and chose smart lines to work my way to the front, and with the power and handling of my KTM 250SXF I was up into second by mid-race, and by the chequered flag, I had taken the lead.”

The three straight wins secured Gillespie a perfect score of 75 points for the event, and a decent points buffer over second placed racer Carly Emmanuelli, and Tamika Edwards in third.

Team Manager Glenn Macdonald comments on Kristy’s progression, “I am really impressed with how Kristy charged through the field in moto two, after her first turn incident.  It goes to show why she holds the number one plate in the country.

“We need to keep on our game though, as there are some really fast girls coming through the ranks, so we will be continuing our work on line choices, corner speed and aggression on the race track.”

Kristy now turns her attention to supporting a Challenge Kids with Cancer Motocross Camp in her role as an assistant coach with the Motocross Advanced Coaching Academy and will race at selected events in the lead up to round two of the Victorian Women’s Motocross Championship.

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