Penrite Honda Racing are ready to tackle the Tatts Finke Desert Race this weekend in Alice Springs NT, with riders Mark Grove, Jack Simpson and Jack Dooley McDonnell rearing to hit the sand, competing in the 450cc 4-stroke class.
Mark Grove had a very successful ride last year, coming away with first in class and finishing 5th outright on a CRF250R (250cc 4-stroke) which also marked the highest outright finish for a 250 4-stroke rider. The team wanted Grove to step up to a CRF450R this year knowing he would be more than ready for the challenge.
‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs a big change riding a 450 but I wanted a new challenge and I appreciate Honda giving me the opportunity to race in the 450 class. I don‰Ûªt know how I am going to finish but I am aiming to be on the podium in our class and inside the top 10 outright,‰Û