Round 6 of the bLU cRU Oceania junior cup was held at The Bend Raceway in South Australia, as the final meeting of a year that has been both exciting and challenging for 12-year old William Hunt (Mulgoa Rise).
Following Qualifying, William started Race 1 in 17th position and with a great start, quickly moved moving up two spots. By the end of the 6-lap race, he had achieved a hard-fought 14 position. William achieved similar results in both Race 2 and Race 3, finishing 15th and 16th respectively.
Those results gave William overall 16th position for the round and a season finish of 13th, from a field of 23 riders.
The Bend also marked William’s first race in the Yamaha R3 Cup, after gaining an underage exemption from motorcycling Australia. William qualified in position 18 out of 19 and in the three races had a DNF, an 18th and a 17th.
“I would like to thank Platinum Security Systems from Penrith, Sydney City Motorcycles, Knight Designs, Suspension by Frank Pons and my Dad, Mum, Marzie, Pa, Nana and Grandad for their support this year,” said William.
As reported in our previous article, William plans to have a 12-month break from racing to concentrate on his schooling and plans to be back for the 2024 season.