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GMR Motorex KTM racers in dominating form with five class wins at NSW Motocross Championships

25-04-11

The NSW Motocross Championships kicked off on 23 & 24 April 2011 at Clarence, NSW where we saw GMR Motorex KTM racers Egan Mastin, Reece Rayner and Callum Norton dominate proceedings taking five class wins.

The Lower Mountains club turned on a fantastic venue which boasted a track which was fast, undulating and loamy with big jumps.

The GMR Motorex KTM racers contested five classes at the opening round of the Championship, taking the win in each class with style.

GMR Motorex KTM Support Rider Callum Norton explained “The racing was really good. I won the 9-u11 years 65 class which was awesome, but in the 9-u121 years 85’s I had an up and down event. I finished 2nd in race one but then I had bike troubles in race two and I finished 3rd in that race. We got the bike fixed, but then I started feeling really sick in the lead up to my last 85 race. I got a bad start but started coming through the pack so I just kept pushing to the end. It turned out that I still placed second overall which was awesome.”

Team Manager Glenn Macdonald added “Callum rode so hard this weekend. In the 65 class he took the win overall, but the 85 class was a little more challenging. He placed 2nd to Reece in race one, but with the bike troubles in race two we were lucky he got the bike over the line at the end of the race. To top it off, he was really unwell for the final 85 race to the point of being sick on the start line, but he is one determined rider and he wasn’t going to be stopped. It was a shocking start to the race by his standard, sitting in around 18th position after lap one but all of a sudden he got a burst of energy and started carving through the field. The result was enough to secure him second overall behind his teammate Reece so full credit to Callum, he did an outstanding job this weekend.”

Reece Rayner competed in the older 65 age group as well as the 9-11 years 85cc class and took the clean sweep, unbeaten at the event. “I am so pumped about my results this weekend!’ said Rayner “I took the win in all of my races in both classes so I couldn’t be happier. As the track got more technical, I think that is when I rode my best. My fitness has improved in the last few weeks and I think that really helped my stay focused and pushing to the end.”

Macdonald said “Reece Rayner has really come on strong in the past few weeks. You can really see that his energy levels are up and his race fitness is really good after some changes to his program. Reece won all of his races this weekend and in the final 85 race, absolutely dominated the field. Congratulations to Reece, the two class wins were well deserved, and he did it in style not dropping a race.”

Egan Mastin is focused on podium results in his home state Championship and kicked off his campaign in style taking two class wins in the 12-14 years 85cc and 13-14 years 125-150cc. “My results were really good this weekend’ said Mastin. “I picked up the win in both classes so it’s a good start to the Championship. I won all three races on my 85 and in my 150 class I won race one and then was coming up to the leader in race two but we came together. It ripped the radiator hose on my bike so it ran hot, but I got to the end and finished 2nd. In the last race, there was Aaron Tanti, me and Nicholas Scott running up the front. Nick got passed me, and then I passed him back. I paced myself and then made the move on Aaron for the win and the overall.”

“Egan was on fire at Clarence this weekend’ said Macdonald. “He was throwing his KTM85SX around the track and looked unstoppable taking three wins from three starts. On the KTM150SX, he rode with maturity beyond his years and in the last race in particular, was strategic in his race plan. This is his first season racing the bigger bike, having only just become eligible after turning 13 years old a few weeks ago. Taking 1-2-1 gave him the overall for the event against seasoned competitors in this class. Egan was very impressive indeed.”

“On reflection, I couldn’t be any more proud than I am right now. Each rider faced their own challenges whether it was in the lead up to the event, mechanical issues or illness, yet they all dug deep and did themselves, their families and the team very proud. ”

EVENT / SERIES STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 1 – not published at time of report
 
9-u11 years 65cc
1.  Callum Norton

11-u13 years 65cc
1. Reece Rayner

9-u12 years 85cc
1. Reece Rayner
2. Callum Norton

12-14 years 85cc
1. Egan Mastin

13-14 years 125-150cc
1. Egan Mastin

 FUTURE RESULTS

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