Nicole Casey competing at CQ Trials Club’s first meeting of the year, held at Benaraby Motorsport Park.
Nicole Casey competing at CQ Trials Club’s first meeting of the year, held at Benaraby Motorsport Park. Mike Richards

Trials club gives Turkey Beach course a test run

CQ TRIALS club will be trialling a new site at Turkey Beach on Sunday, double-checking the viability of the courses for the Queensland Championship round it will hold in June.

The third round of competition locally for this year, the club has been to Turkey Beach once already, but on a different piece of land.

"This site will be our Queensland round in June. We are going to trial it to test it out, so we are looking good," publicity officer and rider Mac Hosking said.

The only obstacle in Hosking's mind for the event this weekend is the weather, which won't stop the riders competing, but rather the access to the course by car.

With a reasonable forecast over the weekend, Hosking is confident the new courses will get a good run on Sunday.

"It will be boggy," he laughed.

"We have ridden in that quadrant before, but we are moving up to a new part of the creek."

While the expectation is for a small crowd of keen riders to turn out, hampered by recent events in Brisbane, Hosking knows it will be enough for the course to be tested.

The Anzac weekend may also keep some from riding, but Hosking said the people keen for a ride will turn out for a few hours.



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