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GMR Motorex KTM racers take four class wins in dominating style at Horsham Invitational

21-02-12

The Horsham Invitational was run and won on the weekend of 18 & 19 February 2012 at Horsham, north-west Victoria and saw GMR Motorex KTM racers in dominating form.

Hot temperatures caused the track to dry out, with some technical ruts developing but still made for a fun track to ride. Callum Norton, Wayde Carter and Kristy Gillespie took the overall win in four classes at the event, doing so in style taking a clean sweep of all races along the way.

Norton said “It was a good weekend. It was pretty hot so it was hard to keep cool between races. I won all four of my races on the 85 in the 9-u12 years and I am happy to take home my second win for the season.”

Carter continued his impressive start to the season on board the KTM’s in both the 13-u16 years 125-150cc two stroke and 250F classes “I had a great weekend at Horsham. I won all of my races pretty easily and the bikes were awesome so I couldn’t be happier.”

Gillespie, in her first major event of the season said “It was a really good hit out this weekend at Horsham for me. The current Queensland champion Courtney Knight was here, as well as some of the fast Victorian locals, so to win all four races in the senior women’s class to take the overall was a good result.”

Team Manager Glenn Macdonald added “It was a dominating performance by all three riders at Horsham this weekend and we have good momentum early in the season. The Victorian Junior Motocross Championships start in just over four weeks and the lead up so far for Callum and Wayde has been excellent.’

‘The senior championships will start in mid-April, so Kristy is coming off her pre-season break and the result at Horsham was a great kick-start to the season for her. Horsham will host a round of the Victorian Senior Championships, so it was a great opportunity for Kristy to get race time on the track and also had great competition in her Women’s class.”


Team updates and race results for GMR Motorex KTM Racing Team can be found at www.gmr-motorexktm.com.au and www.ktm.com.au as well as on FACEBOOK at www.facebook.com/gmrmotorexktm

GMR Motorex KTM would like to thank their sponsors: KTM Australia, Motorex, Michelin, Fox, Ringmaster Images, Alpinestars, Easton, Oakley Motocross Advanced Coaching Academy, Funnel Web Filters, Membrey’s Transport & Crane Hire