Motocross

Gillespie wins record sixth Victorian title

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Kristy Gillespie has raced her way to a record sixth Victorian championship in the fourth and final round of the 2011 Victorian Senior Motocross Championships at Blue Rock Motorcycle Club at Newborough, Victoria on Sunday, August 21.

In the final round of the Victorian Senior championships for 2011, the 23-year-old from Albury picked up a total of 75 points and a hat-trick of moto wins, which included an impressive eight chequered flags in a row throughout the series, to snare her sixth Victorian championship.

The GMR Motorex KTM racer picked up a total of 290 overall points for the year, with 16-year-old Maddy Brown just 28 points behind in second. 18-year-old Tamika Edwards, from Horsham, rounded out the podium with a well-earned third place.

Asked if her sixth win was her sweetest victory, the 2010 Motul Pirelli Australian Women's Motocross champion replied: "They are all pretty sweet.

"Everyone rode pretty strong out there today," Kristy continued.

"I suppose I had a game plan coming in, and I knew what I had to do.

"It was more for us having a new bike, and a new suspension and the Nationals next week; the goal was to get through in one piece, and that the bike was in good shape.

"I just rode my own race," Kristy added.

Gillespie will aim to defend her national crown next week when she heads to Coolum for the 2011 Motul Pirelli Australian Women's MX Nationals on August 27-28.

"I felt pretty good out there today. As the day wore on the track developed some really good lines. I felt really good, and the bike was awesome, so it was definitely good lead up for next weekend," Kristy added.

The Ladies class has been by far the most closely-contested in years. The ever-improving Maddy Brown, from Seville, picked up a string of hard-earned second places, accruing a total of 262 points to finish runner-up in the championship.

Tamika Edwards had a markedly improved year in 2011, finishing third with a total 224 points, after coming tenth in 2010.

Charlotte Bolding, from Wonthaggi, was the only rider to pip Gillespie at the finish-line in moto 3 in Round 3, and finished a very respectable fourth place overall.

Main Photo: Reigning champ: 2011 Victorian Ladies champion, Kristy Gillespie, out in action at Newborough's Blue Rock Motorcycle Club on August 21, 2011.
Credit: John Smith.


Final Overall Standings for 2011 - Ladies Class
1st Kristy Gillespie (290pts)
2nd Maddy Brown (262pts)
3rd Tamika Edwards (224pts)
4th Charlotte Bolding (219pts)
5th Courtney Whyte-Dennis (199pts)
6th Elizabeth Lee (173pts)
7th Kate Norman (157pts)
8th Natasha Sant (120pts)
9th Steph Cutler (68pts)
10th Emily Bryan (37pts)
11th Carly Fattare (33pts)
12th Jemma Corbett (33pts)

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