Motorcycling Queensland’s 2015 Enduro Rider of the Year- Lachlan Stanford competed in the first round of the Queensland 2 Day Series on February 13 – 14. He lets us know how he went:
Last Saturday kicked off the beginning of the 2016 racing calendar with the first round of the QLD 2Day series held at Queensland Moto Park (QMP).
The Toowoomba Motorcycle Club did a great job running the event battling with the heat, dry conditions and only a small number of volunteers and support.
With a large turn out of riders the club managed to organise heaps of ride time on challenging tracks. It was great to see a few NSW riders travel up for the event and to help support the Queensland series.
I was feeling fit and confident heading into the first race. I felt comfortable on my Husqvarna fe501 all day. I had a few moments in a test, which impacted on my results after day 1.
Going into Sunday I was looking to better my results from the previous day and close the gap on Beau Raulston and Josh Green. I had a better day on Sunday but struggled slightly with one of the four tests. I managed to finish the weekend in 3rd place.
Congratulations to fellow Husqvarna rider Fraser Higlett who finished 4th in his debut in the Pro class. I would like to thank all my sponsors who are supporting my racing this year.
The next race on the calendar is the first race of the Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC), which is to be held at Kilkivan, QLD on March 19 - 20. The event has been held at this location previously and I am hoping to take what I have learnt from this weekend into the opening rounds of the series.
The Gympie Motorcycle Club always runs a smooth event and I am looking forward to competing.
Photo thanks to Troy Pears