Kristy Gillespie wins 2010 Australian Motocross Championship in style


GMR Motorex KTM racer Kristy Gillespie has stamped her authority and dominated the first ever stand alone Australian Women’s Motocross Championship, taking a clean-sweep and reclaiming her number one plate.

The championship class contested 4 x 15 minute motos on the well prepared Albury-Wodonga circuit which made for nail biting racing.

Kristy came into the event as a five time Victorian State Motocross Champion and the 2008 national title holder. Keen to regain her number one plate after placing runner-up at the nationals in 2009, Kristy’s fitness and race strategies played key roles in her victory.

“I am really happy to take the win and regain my number one plate’ said Gillespie. “I certainly didn’t expect that I would win all four races, but after taking the win in moto one I knew I had the speed and fitness to be a real contender for the Championship.

“I wasn’t able to replicate the moto one holeshot, but I was up the front early and able to make the passes in each race to take the lead and ride home for the win. There were battles on the track everywhere and I am covered in roost bruises, but this has just made the win even sweeter knowing I had to race hard to get the number one plate back.

“The track was really well prepared and I know how hard the committee worked to give us such an awesome track to race on. The home crowd was unreal as well, I could hear them cheering as I was making passes and it just made the win even more special to have my mum there to see me take the win this time around. In 2008 my mum wasn’t able to see me take the win as she was in hospital having treatment for her breast cancer, so having the support of the McGrath Foundation here was awesome too.”

“I would like to thank the GMR Motorex KTM team, my family as well as my personal sponsors Rampant, Mud Honey and Spy.”

Team Manager Glenn Macdonald was also overwhelmed with Kristy’s result and said “This was a very emotional and rewarding Championship win for Kristy.

“After taking the holeshot and dominating in moto one, Kristy’s confidence was at an all time high. She rode extremely well and took that confidence into the remainder of the day. There was no mistaking that she wanted her title back.

“In the next three motos Kristy had to work hard to make passes to get into the lead. Some of the riders were riding desperate and putting on some tough racing, but Kristy maintained her composure and made smart passes with aggressive but clean racing, with her fitness playing a huge role in her domination.

“The home crowd was also a highlight of the day, with cheering along the length of the fence-line for the battles out in front. It was also a real pleasure to see Kristy’s mum able to give her daughter a hug at the end of the day in congratulations, having missed her 2008 win due to illness.

“I am extremely proud of Kristy’s performance and give huge congratulations to Kristy, her family and supporters for a job well done.

“Thank you to KTM Australia, Motorex, Michelin, Thor, Ringmaster Images, One, Scott and all of our other associated sponsors for your invaluable support.”

Women’s Championship

1.  Kristy Gillespie 100 pts
2. Tori Dare 82pts
3. Kimberly Murphy (NZ) 78pts




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