GYTR Yamaha Junior duo of Jack Kukas and Levi Rogers kicked off their 2017 Queensland Motocross Championship aspirations in fine style with an impressive performance at round one of the series held at the Townsville Motocross track, over the weekend.
Both riders entered the opening round in good form and were hoping to get things off to a flying start on the challenging and difficult Townsville track.
Kukas took up the challenge in the 15 years divisions, racing his YZ125 and YZ250F. He dominated proceedings on his 125, winning all three motos contested, showing great speed and endurance throughout the weekend.
He ably backed that up with another class win on his YZ250F, with 1-2-1 results, meaning he won five out of the six races he competed in at Townsville.
The great start to the championship has him perfectly placed for the second and final round at the Tivoli circuit, west of Brisbane, in three weeks‰Ûª time.
‰ÛÏIt was an awesome way to start the championship and I felt pretty good on the track all weekend," Kukas said. "It can be a tricky track to ride as it gets rough and a lot of square edge style bumps develop so you have to be patient and think about your riding.
‰ÛÏMy bikes were great again today and I achieved the goals I had set for myself coming into the weekend so it was a real positive start for me.
‰ÛÏThe next round is at Tivoli which is a track that I ride a bit so I‰Ûªm looking forward to continuing on there and trying to improve my racing,‰Û