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Kristy Gillespie collects second at opening round of Stadium X Series Bathurst

01-02-10

Kristy Gillespie has kicked off her 2010 campaign at round one of the Dirt Bike Promotions Stadium X Series held at Bathurst in NSW on 30 January 2010.

“The Bathurst Stadium X Series was my first event this season, so am happy to pick up a podium,” said Gillespie.  “I found it a bit hard to get off the start gate, which meant I had to work through the field, although I did have the pace of Tori Dare who was out in front.

“I picked up second in race one and two, but not without my own challenges.  In race two I got slammed by another rider in turn one, so I had to really knuckle down and pace myself on the front runners to better their speed, and make my way up to second again by the chequers.

“For the final race, the track had been heavily watered and it was really slick. I was sitting comfortable for a third place finish, which locked me in for second overall for the day.

“I really wanted a win to kick off the season, but I know what I need to work on, and I am determined to improve.”

“Kristy is one determined rider, and now knowing where she is gauged against the current national champion, this event and result has identified the area of improvement she needs to work on to see her back out in front, and dominating,” said Team Manager Glenn Macdonald.

OVERALL STANDINGS
 
Women’s
1.     Tori Dare
2.     Kristy Gillespie
3.     Sarah Clark

Full event details and results see www.dirtbikepromotions.com.au

FUTURE KTM RACING RESULTS

www.gmr-motorexktm.com.au and www.ktm.com.au

NEXT RACE

Ararat Open 14th February 2010

*Photo courtesy of Jamie Mackay