Gympie’s Jemma Wilson has reclaimed her Queensland Champion status after winning this years’ Queensland 2 Day Enduro Ladies Championship.
Wilson dominated the series, winning all three rounds; Kilkivan, Mt Perry and finally Aratula over the weekend. Wilson has had overseas racing commitments preventing her from competing in the series the past couple of years, so it was good to see her back at her grassroots of racing.
Brisbane’s Tamara Gray claimed second position behind Wilson for the series. The three-time reigning champion got close to Wilson at some points but could not match her consistency over the series. She was runner up to Wilson at all three rounds.
Sunshine Coast’s Melissa Bruce finished in third for the series. Bruce had been sitting in fourth in the lead up to the final round. With luck on her side, she was able to sneak up a position at the series end with a third place finish at Aratula.
Special mention needs to go to young gun Ebony Nielsen. In her first senior year, Ebony was sitting a comfortable third in the championship until she suffered some misfortune at the final round. Nielsen had an altercation with a deep dam full of water. Fortunately she was fine, but the same cannot be said for her bike. Nielsen was forced to DNF the final round.
All the ladies in the class showed grit, strength and determination as they conquered rocks, hills, dust, mud, logs and a variety of other obstacles sometimes spending up to 6 hours a day on their bike for two days straight. Every lady that contested the event is well deserved of congratulations.
2015 Queensland 2 Day Enduro Championship- Ladies Class Overall
1st Jemma Wilson Yamaha YZ250FX
2nd Tamara Gray KTM 200EXC
3rd Melissa Bruce Husqvarna TE250
4th Ebony Nielsen KTM 250SXF
5th Zoe Boccarri Honda CRF250X
6th Tara Zeller KTM 250EXCF
Full results can be found at MYLAPS
For more information on Enduro Racing in Queensland visit: www.queenslandenduro.com.au
Photo of Jemma Wilson (601) supplied by On the Pipe Images
Photo of Tamara Gray (606) supplied by On the Pipe Images
Photo of Ebony Nielsen (632) supplied by Troy Pears
Photo of Melissa Bruce (636) supplied by Troy Pears