Italy’s Mattia Guadagnini leads the 125cc class from local hero Bailey Malkiewicz, the Australian losing the top spot in the dying seconds of today’s qualifying session for the class.
Best of the Kiwis was Oparau’s James Scott, who had topped the second free practice session, but had to settle for 11th overall when qualifying was done.
Taihape’s Hayden Smith was next best of the Kiwis in the 125cc class, 22nd overall, while Brodie Connolly qualified 25th and Rongotea’s Zac Jilling was 33rd fastest.
In the 85cc class, best of the qualifiers was American rider Caden Braswell, with Rangiora’s Cobie Bourke was best of the Kiwis in 22nd position.
Darfield’s Tyler Wiremu qualified 32nd and Rongotea’s Rhys Jillings was 34th fastest of the 40 riders in the 85cc class who lined up at Horsham today.
Best of the 65cc class entrants was Dutch rider Damien Knuiman, while the Kiwis were Cole Davies (28th), William Harvey (35th), Harrison Findlay (38th) and Lachie Barr (39th).
Racing for world championship title honours will take place tomorrow.
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125cc top 10:
- Mattia Guadagnini (Italy) – 1:48.434
- Bailey Malkiewicz (Australia) – 1:48.759
- Petr Polak (Czech Republic) – 1:49.102
- Korey McMahon (Australia) – 1:50.207
- Raivo Dankers (Netherlands) – 1:49.244
- John Bova (Australia) – 1:49.701
- Raf Meuwissen (Netherlands) – 1:49.718
- Blake Fox (Australia) – 1:49.957
- Regan Duffy (Australia) – 1:49.987
- Thibaut Benistant (France) – 1:50.141
85cc top 10:
- Caden Braswell (United States) – 1:51.944
- Camden McLellan (South Africa) – 1:52.418
- Kay De Wolf (Netherlands) – 1:52.571
- Ryder DiFrancesco (United States) – 1:52.813
- Liam Everts (Belgium) – 1:53.213
- Kay Karssemakers (Netherlands) – 1:53.591
- Raul Sanchez (Spain) – 1:54.165
- Andrea Viano (Italy) – 1:54.530
- Dave Kooiker (Netherlands) – 1:54.592
- Brad West (Australia) – 1:54.980
65cc top 10:
- Damien Knuiman (Netherlands) – 1:59.803
- Braden Plath (Australia) – 2:00.011
- Enzo Temmerman (United States) – 2:01.700
- Logan Best (United States) – 2:02.095
- Kayden Minear (Australia) – 2:02.263
- Ky Woods (Australia) – 2:02.514
- Jet Alsop (Australia) – 2:02.897
- Jack Deveson (Australia) – 2:03.205
- Jaka Peklaj (Slovakia) – 2:03.359
- Lotte Van Drunen (Netherlands) – 2:03.441