Kiwi moto trials ace Jake Whitaker arrived back at his Wellington home this week after another successful trip to Australia to compete at the second round of the New South Wales Moto Trials Championships.
“It was held at Pacific Park about an hour out of Sydney,” Whitaker reported.
“I really enjoyed the weekend everything went well, bike and team was awesome, as always.
“I started the first lap off a bit nervy but still made very few mistakes despite not feeling to comfortable on the bike. Halfway through the first lap, things fell into place and we were away, putting in a fairly tidy first lap of 10 points with a five-point advantage over second position.
“My second lap started of fantastic until half way through I felt a migraine coming on this coursed my vision to go very blurry, which made things extremely difficult for me. I had two fives and a one which really mucked up my score.
“Going into the third lap I felt much better and I could actually see where I wanted to go, so I knew I could come back and improve on my last lap.
“Sections nine and ten were the stoppers for the day, but on my third lap I cleaned nine and almost cleaned 10 but went for a safety dab on the last rock. I only dropped four points on my final lap which I was really happy with.
“I won the day overall by 25 points, an improvement from the previous round where I only won by a single point.
“A big thanks to Darryl and Estelle Boorer at Team Kaos for the bike and all the support, my minder Nick, John Lawton for the help and encouragement over the weekend.”
Whitaker’s sponsors are: Team Kaos, Spectro oils, pro grip, Acerbis, Vee Rubber tyres, DID racing chains, Hutt boyZ choppers , Kapiti Beta, Crown Kiwi enterprises, Hynds pipes, Nick Ball and his mum and dad.
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