RACING: Peter-Daniel Allan, top Queensland junior, in action. He will be seeking championship points in the Kyogle event.
RACING: Peter-Daniel Allan, top Queensland junior, in action. He will be seeking championship points in the Kyogle event. GYMPIE TIMES

Dirt bikes revving up

TOP riders from across Australia are revving up to again descend on Kyogle.

The Yamaha Cross Country Series and Husqvarna Sprint Series will see riders contest testing off-road and fast-paced races.

Competitors from across the country, including multiple national, state and junior winners will be attending the Kyogle Motorcycle Club-hosted event.

Peter Allen, chair of the Queensland Enduro motorcycling group, said he could not wait for action to start at the club's Karoona track in Taveners Road.

"We are very much looking forward to it," he said.

"It should be great for spectators. They can look forward to seeing the best of the best in NSW and Queensland go head-to-head in some beautiful countryside as well.

"It should be a great event."

The two-day event, on the weekend of February 2-3, features two different competitions.

Day one will feature off-road racing across the different classes and age groups.

The second day is an against-the-clock format, with riders attempting to secure the best times.

Junior, senior and veteran riders are expected at the event, with classes ranging from 65cc to 500cc.

Among those on the entry list is five-time Australian Enduro champion Kirk Hutton.

Byron Bay's Tom McCormack, who won the recent Yamaha Queensland Enduro Championship, is also scheduled to compete.

Top Queensland junior Peter-Daniel Allan and a host of other top names will also be expected to attend.

The meeting is the first of three in each series, with riders returning to Kyogle in April for the final leg of the Yamaha series.

Allen said riders would be eager to do well at the series opening event.

"These guys are looking for consistency," he said. "They will all be looking to do well here.

"The Kyogle club has a great reputation for hosting these events. They always run great events and the facilities there are always excellent. It should be another successful weekend."

Club president Ben Harris said the track would pose plenty of obstacles.

"It is quite a hilly track and has obstacles like logs," he said. "It is quite challenging (for riders).

"It is a really busy time for us but we are looking forward to hosting another great event."

More information will be released nearer the race days.



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