Supermoto is Go(w)

Local racer Brad Gow was among the first group of riders to try out anew racetrack last weekend which it is hoped will become the home of Supermoto racing in NSW.
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Supermoto is an exciting form of motorcycle racing where the track is atight twisty combination of asphalt and dirt sections, including bermsand jumps with the competitors using slick road racing tyres.

Gow has been verybusy in the last few months racing in Tamworth, Gunnedahand at the famous King of Nepean dirt track race.

“I am a bit fitter than I have been for a while and it seems to bepaying off in my riding,” he said.

“Getting more time on the bike whatever the track also helps a lot.”

Organised by the NSW Supermoto Riders Club the ride day at the PortMacquarie international kart track was a test session for the firstproper meeting to held at the circuit next month.

Club president Steve Coppock said the day was the result of a longjourney in more ways than one.

“We have put in a lot of work to get where we are today,” he said.

“We had a working bee yesterday (Saturday) to get the track ready toride on and we are still fine tuning the dirt section of the trackwhich needs a little bit of work.

“Most of the riders here today are from the Sydney area so it has beena bit of a hike for them but we are just happy to be riding.

“Eventually we hope to have a round of the Australian championship atthe track which will be the home base for supermoto racing in NSW.”

Supermoto is a popular racing discipline in Queensland and thePort Macquarie location of the track means that it is an attractiveoption for those riders looking to race in NSW.

Coppock said he hoped more racers like Gow would take theopportunity to try Supermoto.

“The Kempsey dirt track bikes run the same 17 inch wheels as Supermotojust with different tyres,” he said.

“There are a few minor modifications to make to the bike but we hope afew more riders like Brad will have a go.”

The NSW supermoto rider’s club inaugural race meeting will be held atthe Pacific Park International Kart Circuit on the weekend of September29 and 30 with racing on both days.

The club can be contacted on the internet at nswsmr南京夜网.au or onfacebook.

Brad Gow in action at Port Macquarie on Sunday.

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