Rain washes out Peatey?s Sydney hope

By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au

HEAVY Sydney rain washed away pro stock motorcycle competitor Daniel Peatey's hopes at the Sum- mernationals last weekend.

The Benaraby man, along with his fellow pro stock competitors, were preparing for the third round of qualifying on Saturday when a deluge hit the Western Sydney Raceway.

The rain came at the worst time for the Australian champion who had qualified third after day one and was ready to make a charge.

'We were building up nicely to have a real go on day two, but the rain came down and that was it for us,' Peatey said.

'To go so far and be washed out was a bit of a bummer.'

Peatey was disappointed it rained on his parade, but said that was just racing.

'This was the second time this season we have been washed out, but you have to expect that could happen when you compete,' he said.

Peatey said the washout meant all competitors in his class re- ceived 20 points each, leaving the series wide open for the next round on April 16.

'With the washout, it is still a very close competition and there are plenty of points on offer when we go back to Sydney for the Bike Fest in April,' he said.

Peatey remains in second place, 15 points behind South Australian Neville Langley.



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