VICTORIAN rising road race star Dylan Whiteside whizzed through the third round of the 2016 Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) Presented by Motul and Pirelli at Sydney Motorsport Park in New South Wales last weekend, April 16-17.
The 14-year-old from Corio podiumed for the first time on the national stage after he finished fourth in his first race in the coveted Moto3 class on Saturday, April 16, fourth in his second race, and finished in fourth-place again during difficult, wet conditions in his third and final race on Sunday, April 17.
Dylan whizzed through the Sydney Motorsport Park, clocking one of his fastest lap-times of 1:45.818 during Lap 5 in Race 2. “I love the thrill of going fast,” Dylan, who also topped speeds of up to up to 215 kilometres per hour, added.
As a result, Dylan ended up finishing third overall for the round, and third overall for the series with three rounds to go.
“I was really happy with finishing third on the podium on the weekend, definitely,” Dylan said. “I’m hoping to go two steps better at the next round in Western Australia in June,” he continued.
“I’m hoping to go really well at Barbagello (in Western Australia on June 3-5) and Winton (in Victoria on September 30 – October 2) as both Barbagello and Winton are pretty similar to my home track at Broadford (State Motorcycle Sports Complex),” Dylan said.
Dylan is also currently leading the Moto3 class at the 2016 Pirelli Motul Victorian Road Racing Championships after the opening round took place at Broadford in early April, and to top it off, he is also leading the Moto3 class at the 2016 Hartwell Motorcycle Club Championship after two rounds.
“Throughout the whole weekend there was good racing. I was battling between first and second and I managed to just get over the line so I was happy with that,” Dylan, who finished first overall in the Moto3/125cc class, added.
“I’m hoping for many more rounds like that,” he added. Round 2 of the VRRC takes place at Phillip Island in August. “I’m really looking forward to Phillip Island, it’s a great track,” he said.
“I’d really like to thank Urban Drilling who have helped me out heaps throughout the year, my Mum and Dad, and Pa for all their help,” he praised.
You can follow Dylan Whiteside throughout the season via his Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/dylan.whiteside.75?fref=ts