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GMR Motorex KTM racer Reece Rayner takes two class wins and Mitchell Evans third at Sunshine State Series in Coolum

03-05-11

GMR Motorex KTM racers Reece Rayner and Mitchell Evans continue their good form in the Sunshine State Series. Round three of the series took place at Coolum in QLD on 30 April 2011 on a track that was super smooth in the morning which became rough and technical by the end of the days racing.

Reece Rayner capitalized on his recent good form, taking two class wins at the third round of the Sunshine State Series in Coolum while in his first season in the big-wheel 85cc class, Mitchell Evans remains second in the series standings after collecting a third place podium at Coolum.

Unfortunately, Scott Mann remains sidelined after a shoulder injury sustained at round two of the series.

“I couldn’t ask for much more with my results at Coolum’ said Rayner. “I took the win in both my classes and it has really helped me in the series points. I am in second on the 65cc, only six points off the lead and I am third on the 85, just one point off second.”

Team Manager Glenn Macdonald said of Rayner’s performance “Reece is really on fire at the moment. He collected two class wins at the NSW Titles last week and has now done it at the Sunshine State round at Coolum. His result has really pushed him up the series standings, particularly in the 85cc class after a poor opening round. This is a great result and we are very proud of his achievements.”

“The track got really technical at the end of the day and I think I rode the conditions really well. I am looking forward to the State Titles here in June.”

In the 12-15 years 85cc class, Mitchell Evans scored a third place for the day. “I was a bit disappointed at first with some of my results, but when I look at it now I think I did alright’ said Evan’s. “I was winning one of the races and crashed and had a couple of small mistakes in the others, but I know what I need to work on. I got third for the day and I am still in second in the series so I just need to stay consistent because it’s an eight round series.”

Macdonald added, “Mitch had an up and down day by his standards but at the end of the day, he was on the podium where he likes to be and he is still in the points chase for the series. I am more than pleased with his results and very proud of his performance also.”

EVENT STANDINGS, COOLUM

10-12 years 65cc
1. Reece Rayner 65pts
2. Hunter Lawrence 65pts
3. Riley Dukes 62pts
 
9-11 years 85cc
1. Reece Rayner 75pts
2. Hunter Lawrence 64pts
3. Lawson Preston 53pts

12-15 years 85cc
1. Wilson Todd 72pts
2. Braden Collins 59pts
3. Mitchell Evans 56pts

SERIES STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 3, COOLUM
 
10-12 years 65cc - Series
1.  Hunter Lawrence202 pts
2. Reece Rayner 196pts
3. Blake Cobbin 139pts
 
9-11 years 85cc - Series
1. Hunter Lawrence 204pts
2. Lawson Preston 176pts
3. Reece Rayner 175pts

12-15 years 85cc – Series
1 Wilson Todd 199pts
2 Mitchell Evans 170pts
3 Braden Collins 165pts

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