It was a momentous occasion at the opening round of the GP Juniors Australia series with the first round of the national championship held alongside the Damian Cudlin-run MotorStars at the Greer Park Go Kart Track on the outskirts of the Darling Downs city.
Sunny skies greeted the competitors for raceday with intense and very entertaining racing throughout the classes around the tight and challenging 850 metre track, that marked the first meeting with GP Juniors Australia and Moto Stars working together.
After the dust had settled it was Harrison Voight who was the star of the day taking out both the GP Juniors Australia 150cc championship as well as the 85cc two-stroke category from a very rapidly improving Glenn Nelson.
Both classes are open to youngsters that range in age from 11- under 15 years of age and for the uninitiated onlooker, you could be forgiven of thinking that the young tackers have been racing on the bitumen for many years. It is only when they remove their helmets that it is evident that they are of their tender, young years.
In the 70cc two stroke category for the novices that range in age from 9-12 years old it was GP Juniors Australia debutant, Marianos Nikolis who claimed the silverware from another first timer in the class, Casey Middleton.
As is the case with any new venture there were a few teething problems but after a debrief between the parties to iron out any problems that occurred it is with confidence and excitement that the two organisations look forward to continuing to work together in the future.
The next round of the GP Juniors Australia and the second round of this year’s GP Juniors Cup will be held at Broadford Motorcycle Complex on the weekend of May 5-6 alongside the Victorian Road Racing Championships promoted by the Preston Motorcycle Club.
Editorial and Pictures supplied by Mark Bracks