Brisbane dominates moto trials



BRISBANE competitors dominated proceedings at last weekend's observed moto trials event at Calliope River Ranch Estate.

The two-day event, hosted by the Logan River Moto Trials Club, featured more than 50 competitors testing themselves against tricky terrain on private property.

Although Gladstone district riders normally fare well against their Brisbane counterparts in southern events, they did not perform as strongly in their own back yard as expected.

David Lahey beat off the visitors to claim the twin shock class honours while Anthony and Brendan Paton finished first and third respectively in the introductory division.

However, the remainder of the categories were taken out by Brisbane riders, including Queensland B grade champion Wayne Curtis who took the B grade title.

Queensland junior champion David Stacy snared third spot in the C grade competition behind fellow Brisbane competitors Micah Holloway, Derick Richards.

Moto trials tests competitors' ability to manoeuvre their machines over difficult sections of terrain without falling or touching the ground with either of their feet.

Balance, control and stamina are needed to complete a trial which typically consists of 40 sections.



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