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A tough weekend at the track for GMR Motorex KTM racers

27-02-11

26 & 27 February was a tough weekend at the track for some of the GMR Motorex KTM racers yet despite the blows, each walked away with positive focus on the season ahead.

Andy Dinicol and Kristy Gillespie contested the Blue Rock Open in Victoria with neither having their own way. Despite excellent speed from Dinicol on his KTM 85SX, a huge crash left both him and the bike battered and bruised. Dinicol still stood on the podium with a 3rd place, but was understandably a little disappointed.

Gillespie, after a well deserved holiday, as only just commenced her race season preparations stepped out at the Blue Rock Open in the Women’s class. Unfortunately, mechanical gremlins struck and with the third and final round of racing cancelled due to poor conditions, Kristy placed 2nd overall for the event. This wasn’t the result Gillespie was hoping for in her first season outing, but was valuable race-practice nonetheless.

At a local club event at Clarence in NSW, Egan Mastin was on fire against some strong competition. Clarence will host to a round of the NSW titles later this season so it was important race-practice for the hard charger. Egan took two wins and a second place for the day, taking the win overall.

Meanwhile, Mitchell Evans and Reece Rayner didn’t have the best outing by their usual standards at local club events. A first race crash in the sloppy conditions hampered Evans’ overall result and mechanical issues plagued Rayner. Both riders are determined to turn these results around in upcoming events and have reset their preparation plans.

Kristy Gillespie and Callum Norton are due to race at the Cobram Open on 12 & 13 March and we will post race results here at GMR Motorex KTM.