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Improved performances for GMR Motorex KTM racers at Sunshine State Series, Coolum

24-04-12

Round three of the Shell Advance Sunshine State Series converged on the 2012 host venue for the Australian Junior Motocross Nationals at Coolum, QLD on 21 April. With perfect weather and track conditions, GMR Motorex KTM racers Reece Rayner, Mitchell Evans and Egan Mastin continued to make improvements and scored three podium results.

Reece Rayner was hoping to improve on his series results in the 12-u16 years Mini Lites category and did so, claiming 6th for the round at Coolum and moves into 6th for the series.

“My starts were a bit off today, but I felt my aggression was good’ said Rayner after the event. ‘I had a crash in race one but got up and came back for 7th. I got stuck in the gate in another race but still managed 6th and got 6th in my other one, which gave me 6th for the day. I was only a few points off 4th place and I think my series points have improved. The big-wheel is a tough class and I am happy that my results are improving.”

Mitch Evans aimed to improve his overall standing for the series in the 12-u16 years Mini Lites category and is now second overall after his Coolum result.

Evans said “I felt I had a slow start to my first two races at Coolum on the 85 but I changed my strategy a bit I in the last one and scored my best result of the day with a 2nd. The 4-4-2 gave me third overall for the day so this has helped my series points and I am now second overall.”

After suffering a huge crash at round two of the series at Bundaberg, Egan Mastin was keen to get back on the podium in both his junior two-stroke and four-stroke lites classes. Mastin claimed 2nd in both classes at Coolum and improved his overall standings after earning minimal points at Bundaberg.

 “I had some good starts at Coolum on the KTM150SX which got me up the front early and gave me a shot at round winner Joel Dinsdale’ said Mastin. ‘On the 250F I felt it was my starts that let me down a little but I am catching up with MACA this week so we can have a closer look at my technique before the Rookie Lites at the MX Nationals at Wonthaggi.”

Team Manager Glenn Macdonald said of the results “It was great to see the outcome for the team this weekend. Egan is really showing good speed at the moment and with two podiums it proves he is a real talent. Mitch was on the podium again in the Mini Lites and with some more time on the KTM150SX I am sure we will start seeing his confidence build in this hotly contested class. Reece is finding his feet in his first season on the big-wheel and his improved results reflect this.

All in all, while it hasn’t been a blinding start to the series, each rider is working hard and improving which is a credit to them all.”

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

OVERALL STANDINGS – ROUND 3, COOLUM

 12-u16 years Mini Lites
1. Dylan Heaton 72pts
2. Wilson Tood 61pts
3. Mitchell Evans 58pts

13-u16 years 2 stroke Lites
1. Joel Dinsdale 75pts
2. Egan Mastin 64pts
3. Aaron Tanti 53pts
12. Mitchell Evans 24pts

13-14 years 4 stroke Lites
1. Nathan Crawford 75pts
2. Egan Mastin 64pts
3. Blake Colleton 57pts

OVERALL STANDING – SERIES

12-u16 years Mini Lites
1. Wilson Todd 197pts
2. Mitchell Evans 166pts
3. Blake Colleton 160pts

13-u16 years 2 stroke Lites
1. Nathan Crawford 158pts
2. Joel Dinsdale 147pts
3. Caleb Ward 136pts
7. Egan Mastin 126pts
10. Mitchell Evans 85pts

13-14 years 4 stroke Lites
1. Nathan Crawford 199pts
2. Zak Small 160pts
3. Bailey Coxon 152pts
5. Egan Mastin 146pts