RAMS HEAD SERVICE, would like to congratulate the Brierley Twins on their achievements at the final rounds for the year 2016, well Done. and we wish you all the best for the future.
10.09.2016. Round 11. Australian Offroad Championships.
11.09.2016. Round 12. Australian Offroad Championships.
Here is the latest news, from the final rounds for 2016 from Mum Bec,
The final rounds of the Australian Offroad Championship have been run last weekend in Penshurst Victoria. Record rains in the area meant for some more than challenging conditions on a property that would have been the best event of the season. The land owners and local clubs worked tirelessly to ensure the event could still run dealing with flooded creeks blocking off half the tracks prepared for the event. The decision was made to run Sprint format racing for both days and only one loop for all classes was available.
Mitch and Josh were keen to get the tough conditions behind them but both struggled to adapt to the deep mud and rocky base making too many mistakes to keep their times down. Saturday had Josh battle to hold 2nd place in the J3 class and Mitch placed 8th in the J3 class holding a slender lead in the championship going into Sundays racing.
Sunday was the final rounds racing and conditions had not improved. Both boys were keen to finish the year on a high but things just didn’t go there way. Josh suffered two separate incidents where his chain derailed losing valuable time for the day finishing in 4th place. Mitch was riding well and working hard to hold onto the championship. Riding hard to keep ahead he unfortunately ended up off the track and in a creek on the 2nd last sprint losing over 10 minutes to dewater and restart the bike to finish. This had Mitch finishing the day in 9th place making the championship points lead a nail biter.
Sunday night saw the Australian champions crowned for 2016. Unfortunately Josh was out of the points race with his broken wrist at Round 1 missing the first 6 rounds of racing. He did though manage to come back and take 3 round wins, 2 seconds and a fourth which was a great effort and reward for his hard work all year. Finishing the J3 championship in 5th place. Mitch’s struggle for the weekend unfortunately took its toll on his points lead with him ending in a great 2nd place by 2 points in the J3 class. His super consistent year was a great reflection of his hard work.
We would like to thank all those amazing people and businesses that help the boys go racing to achieve their dreams and goals. Without all of you it would not be possible. The Kawasaki KX250f’s have been a super fast and reliable bike and we look forward to trying the 2017’s. Bikebiz and their suppliers have kept us going all year with great products. Both boys are looking forward to a break from racing, having some fun at the farm and some club motocross events with their mates before they get back to working hard to be ready for 2017 where they will compete in their final junior year and hope to bring home the wins for all.
Josh#103 & Mitch#124.