Parkinson carves it up
GYMPIE motorcycle endurance rider Guy Parkinson is on track for an outstanding year, placed within the top three of the Australian Offroad Championships’ standings.
Parkinson, 15, ensured his position at the pointy end of the series’ ladder following rounds five and six at Moruya, New South Wales, last weekend.
The Gympie Motorcycle Club member finished second outright in the juniors’ category in round five.
Round six, however, was scrapped by organisers when a low pressure system moved over the region, creating havoc with near cyclonic winds.
“I’m very pleased with how I went,” Parkinson said. “It was a good result.”
Parkinson said the track was in perfect condition.
“There had been rain the night before, so there was no dust and it was nice and firm,” he said.
“The course was not so much hard because it was quite open, so you could get a lot of speed and really take some risks.”
Prior to round five in New South Wales, Parkinson opened the series successfully with a fourth place in rounds one and two at Port Macquarie.
The series’ next two rounds were subsequently postponed.
While guaranteed of a place in the top three, Parkinson will have to wait for his results to become official.
“The actual results are still pending, but from my results I know I am top three,” he said.
In addition to success in the national series, Parkinson has also recently claimed first place in a round of the Queensland Yamaha Sprint Cross Series in Kyogle, New South Wales.
Parkinson said he was committed to throwing everything this year into his racing.
“My goal is definitely to finish top three in the Australian series,” he said.