Over the 1st and 2nd of September, was the Newcastle International Supermoto featuring the FIM Oceania Supermoto and Australian Supermoto Championships with the classes of FIM Oceania, Australian Pro, Australian Open, Australian Women’s, Australian Junior and Australian Junior Lites. Three of our Western Australian female Supermoto riders made the journey across to compete in the Championships.
Junior Supermoto superstar Pyper Kent competed in the Australian Junior Lites class. She had a rough start to day one with a crash in practice which unfortunately saw her break her brake lever and due to that was unable to finish practice. With a fantastic team behind her, she was able to quickly repair her bike, which saw her go into Race 1 with a fairly hard crash in the dirt that sent her over the handle bars with the bike landing on her. Luckily determined as Pyper was, she got back up, started her bike and finished the race, even with others crashing quite seriously around her. Pyper Kent finished the weekend in 8th place for the Australian Junior Lites Championship and as being the only female junior rider, Pyper is the NUMBER #1 Junior Lites female in Australia.
The courageous Kathryn Scoble competed in the Australian Women’s Championship class. There were a few dramas in the first race with being ‘plunted’ off the track from another rider through some water barriers and rain in the 3rd race. The overall weekend was safe and Kathryn was able to improve on her times. Kathryn mentioned before the Championships that she was looking forward to spending time with the Western Australian crew and was glad to say that it was an awesome weekend spending time with them and also getting to know everyone better. At the end of the weekend Kathryn Scoble finished 5th in the Australian Women’s Championship class.
Dedicated Hayley Green competed in the Australian Women’s Championship class. Day one was tricky with limited track time however she managed to qualify 4th and in all three races she was able to hold the same position. The last race on Sunday was challenging due to rain just before being called up, but thanks to one of the great Western Australian members, she was lent their spare bike and was set up for the wet and able to get out and finish the weekend where she started in 4th position. The overall weekend was fun according to Hayley and everyone made it quite enjoyable. An experience to remember.
Massive congratulations to all of the women who competed and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for the future!