IN A HURRY: Ryan Scarborough during the Benaraby Dirtriders meet at the Benaraby Raceway.
IN A HURRY: Ryan Scarborough during the Benaraby Dirtriders meet at the Benaraby Raceway. Luka Kauzlaric

Bathurst decimates motocross numbers

A DISAPPOINTINGLY small field turned out for the penultimate round of the Gladstone District Dirtriders, creating a quiet racing day on Sunday.

Organisers are guessing the Bathurst 1000 (on TV) kept numbers down, after hoping for a decent field to race following the recent MX Nationals series.

"It is a very quiet day," race secretary Julie Maeyke said. "It is a bit disappointing, but Bathurst was on."

The riders who did turn out had a good track to race on, with the facility still in good condition following the nationals series.

The committee is hopeful next week's come-and-try weekend will rejuvenate the club before the last round, perhaps adding a few new names to the race list.

"Saturday is for juniors which is anyone under 16 and is from noon through to four," Maeyke said.

"The seniors are on Sunday from eight in the morning to 11am."

The day is for anyone who has not had a licence before and wants to give the sport a go, needing only basic protective gear and a bike.

"Motorcycling Queensland pays for the licence that day so anyone who has never held one is welcome,'' Maeyke said.

The last round will then roll around on November 2, with the club's presentation day yet to be announced.



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