VICTORIAN rising star Benjamin Bramich is brimming with excitement for the second round of the 2016 Motul Pirelli Victorian Road Racing Championship at the world-renowned Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit this weekend, August 27-28.
The talented racer from Beaconsfield is currently leading the Junior 4 160cc class after winning all three races at Broadford’s State Motorcycle Sports Complex during the opening round of the competition in April.
“The opening round of the VRRC was awesome. On the Honda CBR150, I managed to take out every race so I have a healthy lead in that, which was awesome,” the 15-year-old, who also competes in the 350cc Production class, said.
Ben is also currently leading the Junior 4 125cc class by 15 points at the GP Juniors Australia, the country’s premier road racing competition for youngsters.
He impressively picked up wins in every single race at Broadford in the opening round in April and in Round 2 at Morgan Park in June where he finished second overall, after winning the first race, which included an impressive lap-record.
Ben has also been taking part in Broadford’s Junior Development Days in an effort to hone his skills for Round 2 of the VRRC. “They’re extremely helpful. You learn heaps of new skills and you just improve so much. They’re awesome,” Ben added.
Ben is looking forward to replicating his opening round performance at Phillip Island this weekend: “I have ridden at Phillip Island on the Honda CBR150 junior bike before but not on the Kawasaki 300cc bike so I’m excited to get down there on Friday and see how it goes,” Ben said.
“The track is so awesome and smooth and flat-out. You’re just at high-speeds everywhere out there. I love it,” he added.
“In the Junior 4 160cc class I want to be able to extend my lead and hopefully win every race this season. It’s a big call, but I will just knuckle down and try and achieve that,” Ben continued.
“In the 350cc Production class, my goals will be just to have a good experience, have a few good battles and have some fun. I just want to get as much points as possible and just give it a go as best as I possibly can,” he said.
After the VRRC, Ben will compete in the third round of the GP Juniors at Winton on September 30 – October 1. “I would like to thank my Mum and Dad, Ron Angel Classic Racing, Tingate Racing, Nolan Helmets, Ricondi Leathers, Nelsigns, Windham Motorcycles and Rock Oil,” Ben added.
The second round of the Victorian Road Racing Championship takes place this Saturday, August 27 at Phillip Island’s Grand Prix Circuit. You can still enter the event by visiting: www.vrrc.com.au.