The Xtreme Karting QLD Mini Moto Championship has been successfully run and won. Unfortunately no juniors raced since the junior take up rate of the sport is still very small for some reason or another and only one junior went out the whole weekend.
The Senior GP50 class therefore took centre stage.
Competitors from VIC, QLD & NSW converged and were greeted by glorious weather.
The track direction was determined by a practice in each direction before a unanimous decision was reached that clockwise was the preferred way.
4 x practices were held for GP50 and 5 for Juniors on Friday.
Senior GP50 then had 2 x qualifiers to determined pole position for Race 1 to be held on Sunday with juniors having a further 3 sessions open on Sunday.
Tony Vella again emerged as the fastest man from qualifying with a time of 00:34.935 for the 660m Monte Carlo layout edging out earlier pole sitter Chris Lawler.
4 x exciting races followed with a few riders experiencing mechanical problems and off track excursions which put a dent in their title aspirations.
The day was narrowly won by Chris Lawler from 3 x race winner Tony Vella who was beset by some issues in the final race which eventually left him just shy of the points needed to take the overall honours. Local lad Corey Stevens was at the heels of these two to add to the fun.
Congratulations to all who entered and made for for some great action throughout the 2 days and especially the winners and the inaugural lap record holder.
1st Place - Chris Lawler
2nd Place Tony Vella
3rd Place Corey Stevens
Lap Record (Monte Carlo circuit clockwise - 00:34.188 Tony Vella)
Race Lap Record (Monte Carlo circuit clockwise - 00:34.188 Tony Vella)
Mini Moto Racing applauds Xtreme Karting.com for the co-operative scheduling & management and the first class facilities available to have made this event one enjoyed by all who attended.
We hope that more juniors can apply themselves to mini moto as a discipline and join Mini Moto Racing as part of their development pathway. Mini moto is complimentary to any two wheeled discipline and is low cost motorsport.
About Mini Moto
Mini moto is about junior and senior enthusiasts having fun. It has a few distinct advantages over any other machine for your young riders and in particular novice riders.
Machine weight - < 20kg
Junior Power plant – 2-stroke air-cooled governed engine which can be de-restricted and easily upgraded as skill and confidence grows (4.2hp to 10hp). Pro-level machines are around 16hp suitable for expert level riders.
Simplicity – centrifugal clutch, front and rear brakes are operated on the handlebars.
Price & quality – new European made machines are available ready to ride or race from $2399 from our sponsors.
A 12 month license is $165. 6 month and 3 month are also available here.
Spare parts and maintenance – our sponsors fully support all makes and models which they supply.
Fun – Watch the complete novice start from a wobbly first lap and increasingly grow their confidence lap by lap.
Safety – Being very low to the ground reduces the impact of the unavoidable ‘get-off’
Controlled environment – Go kart circuits are ideal tracks for the scale and power of mini-moto
Skills development – the basic skills of riding a motorcycle are easily learnt and mastered without the complications of foot operated brakes, gears and clutches. These higher level skills are built upon the foundations learnt from mini moto. A proven philosophy as most current MotoGP racers had their start with a mini-moto.
Storage & Transportation – No large garage or trailer is necessary. A mini-moto and all tools can simply fit into the boot of even a small-medium sized SUV/hatchback or wagon greatly reducing the need for peripheral equipment. Live in a flat? Well your mini-moto wont take up much space and can also be a great talking point!
Where to ride & race – Mini Moto racing is expanding its list of mini moto friendly go-kart circuits Australia wide. Some are even book and ride. See the calendar for events in your area or interstate. One license for everyone everywhere.
Administration – all administration tasks are handled online from one website. All license holders can access their accounts at any time, book for any event and be kept up to date with a regular newsletter and also with a Facebook page.
Mini Moto Racing is committed to the development of junior racers. Juniors can ride any Mini Moto Racing event.
Mini moto offers a particularly ideal start to motorcycle road racing fun for juniors. The bikes are made with juniors in mind and offer easy to operate controls. If your junior is able to ride a bicycle, then they are ready to ride mini moto.
Junior specification engines are recommended for all juniors and with 20 years experience Mini Moto Racing endeavours to support all juniors from their very first ride up until they are able to transition to bigger and faster machines.
For a safe and easy introduction to the world of mini moto please call 0419265946 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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