Murray Clark took out first place last year and will contend the formula six class again.
Murray Clark took out first place last year and will contend the formula six class again. Shannon Newley

Clark revs for a win

LAST year Murray Clark took out first place in formula six of the Queensland Motorcycle Sportsmen Championships, and he is looking to do it again in the final round of the competition this weekend.

Mr Clark said he travelled to Morgan Park from Moranbah - about two hours from Mackay - for the weekend of racing after spending time on the National Series circuit this year.

"I am hoping for top three in formula one and a win in formula six," he said.

Mr Clark said he would take to the track in the two classes riding the same bike - a Kawasaki ZX700 - and hoped to "give the big bikes" a run for their money.

Clark said he had enjoyed his dozen or so trips to the Rose City and enjoyed competing at Morgan Park Raceway.

"It's a great town to come and race in," he said.

"All the hotels and motels really look after us."

When he wasn't racing, Clark said he worked in the mines but had been competing for 20 years.

On the other end of the spectrum was Chris Corsetti who said he was finishing off his debut year in the competition.

"I have been riding for many years and I wanted to see if those skills I think I have are relevant," he said.

"So far I haven't done too badly but there is always room for improvement which is why we keep coming back time and time again."

Corsetti travelled from Mackay to Warwick and said he thought Morgan Park was a great track.

"I love it, that's why I travel 1000kms to get here," he said.

Corsetti said he would also race in two classes, one on his Suzuki GSXR600 and one on his Kawasaki KX450 dirt bike and was hoping for top eight finish.

Motorcycle Sports Club secretary Sheralyn McGlinchey said after a few wet and washed out events, it was great to have the sun shining this weekend.

"We have had 80 people here (Friday) and another 96 competing and we come here 10 times a year, so I think we bring something to the town."

 

The Queensland Motorcycle Sportsmen Championships is at Morgan Park Raceway today and tomorrow from 9am each day. Admission is free.


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