One of the biggest events in Australia is taking place this weekend in Victoria, hosted by the North West Victorian Motorcycle Club – the Hattah Desert Race.
Josh Danaher is a rider who is returning to once again tackle the Hattah Desert Race head on.
He, last year, competed in the U250cc 4-stroke class but this year will be competing in the 251cc-450cc class.
“Last year I prologued just inside the top 200, I finished 122nd overall and 19th in my class,” Josh said.
“To prepare last year I spent some time riding sand in the weeks prior and I also went up early to ride some tracks around Mildura.”
His preparation for the 2017 edition of Hattah hasn’t been as smooth as he would’ve liked but he’s still looking forward to getting out there on the weekend.
“I’ve had a lot less preparation this year, I only bought a CRF450 three weeks ago and have been flat out chasing parts to get the bike ready.”
“I’ll be heading up Thursday though and will go for a ride Friday and we’ll see how I go.”
As one of the largest events to take place in this country, there is a great atmosphere around the weekend. Whether that be in the pits, on the start line or on the Friday night as scrutineering is taking place and there is always a decent crowd on hand to watch proceedings.
“I enjoy how different it is from MX with the fast straights and the fun sand corners.”
“It’s the hardest race each year but it always leaves you wanting to come back the following year.”
Keep an eye on the MV Website and Facebook Page for a full week of Hattah build and don’t forget that the North West Vic MCC Facebook Page is also your best place to get information about the upcoming event!