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Wilson & GMR Motorex KTM come out blazing at QLD Motocross Championships

12-06-09

GMR Motorex KTM racer Jay Wilson faced a tough battle at round two of the Queensland Motocross Championships in Emerald this weekend after his Championship campaign at round one didn’t quite go to plan – and turn it around he did.

Wilson made amends at Emerald, collecting a class win in the 14-15 years Mini Lites and a runner up in the 13-14 years Lites.

Wilson raced with intensity in the 14-15 years Mini-Lites class, collecting three convincing wins on board his KTM85SX.

The result has now catapulted Wilson from 4th in the Championship standings to leading the series. Wilson now heads into the final round of the Championship at Tivioli in early July with an 11 point buffer over his competitors.

“We made some changes to my set-up and the KTM85SX was just hauling this weekend. I am feeling really comfortable on the bike and I am stoked to walk away with three race wins which has really helped me in the Championship.”

Wilson also contested the 13-14 years Lites class on board his KTM 250SXF, heading into the event 6th place in the Championship and keen to reign ground on the point leaders.

Wilson put in a really solid performance to collect 2-3-2 race results, which secured a 2nd overall for the event which has moved Wilson to 2nd overall in the Championship.

“I had an opportunity to travel overseas recently and watch a few of the big races in the US, so I wasn’t as race fit as I usually am. I wasn’t racing as intense as I would like in the last lap or two of the Lites class, but I am still really happy to have collected the results I did and be back up on the podium.

It’s going to be tough racing at Tivoli in both classes and I am really looking forward to it.”

The incredible results in both classes now place Wilson within striking distance of podium results at the final round of the Championship.

Team Manager Glenn Macdonald was defiantly pleased with Jay’s weekend of racing “It is great to see Jay up on the podium at his State Championships. His opening round wasn’t as positive as he had hoped and he came out blazing at Emerald and his results are well deserved.

To have a rider achieve two class podiums at a State Championship is a great achievement given the depth of competition and GMR Motorex KTM is extremely proud of Jay’s results.”

The next major event for GMR Motorex KTM is round two of the Victorian Junior Motocross Championships to be held in Cobram in two weeks time where Dylan Long will be hoping to continue his winning streak.

Stay tuned to www.gmr-motorexktm.com.au for race results and team updates.