Clean sweep makes history

YAMAHA rider Kirk Hutton made history at Cherrabah on Sunday when he piloted his YZ450F to his 10th Yamaha Queensland Enduro Championship victory at the weekend.

Hutton completed his clean sweep of the 2010 series by winning the third and final round at Cherrabah.

The 37-year-old proving he is still the man to beat, even after a decade at the top, by beating the 105-rider field by an impressive margin of nearly three minutes.

“It's great to be able to say I'm the only person – so far –that has ever won 10 State championships,” Hutton said.

“The competition has changed a lot since 10 years ago. I've seen a lot of people come and go, but I can't find anything to take the place of the sport. I love racing enduros.

“I don't think I have anything to prove now that I've won 10 titles, but I'll still race on, purely because I love it.

Hutton said he didn't make any mistakes in the event, which included trail sections and four special tests on Saturday and trail and eight tests on Sunday.

“This weekend turned out really good, despite all the rain the Warwick area had late last week,” Hutton said.

“Two of the special tests were fast and two of the tests were tight.

“In the fast one I was able to put a lot of time on my fellow competitors, as I felt really at home on the fast, open track, which are my favourite to ride.”

The most Queensland Enduro Championships won by another rider has been two: Hutton took the Queensland Enduro Championship trophy in 1998, fellow rider Stefan Merriman was the 1997 winner.


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