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Three class wins for GMR Motorex KTM racers at Outrim Open

13-03-12

GMR Motorex KTM racers contested the Outrim Open on 10 & 11 March 2012, claiming three class wins. The Outrim Open at Kurumburra in south-east Victoria boasted strong junior fields as riders sort valuable track time at the venue which will host a round of the Victorian Junior Motocross Championships.

In the 9-u12 years 85cc class, Callum Norton continued his winning form “I picked up the overall at Outrim which I was pretty happy about’ said Norton ‘I made a mistake in race two which set me back a bit but I managed to bring home the win in race three to get the overall.”

Andy Dinicol stood on the podium again in the 13-u16 years 125-150cc and 250F classes, following on from his solid form at the Wonthaggi Open, Dinicol said after the event “Overall it was a pretty good day for me. I scored two podiums, runner up in both the two stroke and 250F classes. I made a couple of mistakes on the 150SX, but we have narrowed down the issue so we hope to have it sorted pretty quickly. All in all, the lead up to the Vics is looking good.”

Also in the 13-u16 years 125-150cc and 250F classes, Wayde Carter was on pace and said “I crashed pretty hard in moto two on the 150SX which really impacted the overall. I was a bit banged up and the bike wasn’t 100% in the final race but my pace in the first moto was awesome. I know I have what it takes. The 250SXF was a great ride, three wins to take the overall, so I am happy with that!”

During Sunday’s race program, Kristy Gillespie continued her race preparations in the lead up to her Victorian Women’s Motocross title defense. “Today I felt I am getting on top of my starts which I have been working on lately, making sure I am up the front early’ said Gillespie ‘I took three straight wins in the Women’s class and took the overall but I was really wrapped with how I rode in the combined B Grade Lites. I actually holeshot the field in the final moto against the guys and lead the opening stages. The top three guys were on the pace so settling in for 4th in that final moto was a great result and also scored 4th overall for the day.”

Gillespie will begin her 7th straight Victorian Women’s Championship campaign this weekend at Maffra-Sale.

On review of the team’s results, Team Manager Glenn Macdonald said “Overall, the results were solid for the team at Outrim. We have some further testing to do on our 250SXF machines, but our junior riders are coming on strong with the first round of the Victorian Championship only a few weeks away.

“It was great to see that Callum’s form is continuing with another win under his belt, and to see Carter and Dinicol claim 1-2 in the premier 250F class was a very solid outcome. Unfortunately Carter had a substantial crash in moto two on the 150SX which not only knocked him a little, but also the bike which certainly hampered his overall outcome for the day.

Macdonald went on to add “Kristy’s form is also really gaining momentum and is looking strong heading into round one of the Victorian Women’s Motocross Championship this coming weekend at Maffra-Sale.

Team riders did not attract the same level of success at round two of the Sunshine State Motocross Series at Bundaberg on the weekend, with the team’s strongest result coming from young Mitch Evan’s with a 4th and 9th overall in the 85cc and 125-150cc classes. Reece Rayner placed 11th in the 85cc class, while hard charger Egan Mastin suffered a huge crash in round one of racing which ruled him out of competing for the remainder of the day.

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

OUTRIM OPEN - OVERALL STANDINGS

9-u12 years 85cc
1.  Callum Norton
2. TBA
3. TBA

13-u16 years 125-150cc
1. Jesse McNally
2. Andy Dinicol
3. James Allen

13-u16 years 250F
1. Wayde Carter
2. Andy Dinicol
3. Jeremy Tyndall