KYABRAM’S Aidan Robinson is again a national champion, winning the 250cc Junior title at the 2016 Australian ATV MX Nationals in Wonthaggi last weekend on Sunday, October 9.
Aidan, 15, won the extremely-contested junior class by just 4 points over Jae Dowsett and 15 points over Jakob Bosustow.
Aidan won one out of his five races, finishing second in every other race to successfully defend the title that he won at last year’s ATV MX Nationals in Alice Springs in August 2015.
After admitting he didn’t have the best preparation in the lead-up to the national event, Aidan was surprised that he managed to win it again.
“I wasn’t really planning on it but it’s always good to come home with the win. The bike went a treat after we rebuilt it before the event,” Aidan said.
“In the first race, I got a pretty good start and came out in third-place. A few of the riders in front of me made a few mistakes and I managed to get up in front and win the first race so that was good,” Aidan, who won his first race by 02.646 seconds, recalled.
“In Race 2, I got another good start and finished second and on Sunday, I got three straight seconds and managed to get the overall,” Aidan, who also had to compete with blustery conditions at the Wonthaggi track yesterday, added.
“The wind was really windy on Sunday, it was a challenge,” Aidan added. “There was some really close racing between some of the riders, especially the boys from Western Australia,” he added.
Aidan will still take part in the Quad Rider Club of Victoria’s Club Off-Road Series with the last round to take place at the State Motorcycle Sports Complex at Broadford on October 22 and the final round of the QRCV ATV MX Club Rounds at Warrnambool in November.
“I’d really like to thank 3B Small Engines, Hardiman ATV, Fox Shocks, Lonestar Racing, Scott Motorsports, Pigatto Constructions, my brother for putting in all the time and effort into my bike, and to everyone else, including my family, who has helped out throughout the season,” Aidan added.
You can find out more about quad racing in Victoria by visiting the Quad Riders Club of Victoria website: www.qrcv.com.au.