Wellard/CLAAS /Yamaha’s female Enduro rider Dimity Duke has taken the lead in the Western Australian Women’s Off-road Championship. The twenty six year old from Treendale, near Bunbury, powered her YZ250F to the top of the class after a hard earned victory in the South Western town of Harvey which will be the site for the 2013 Australian 4 Day Enduro.
After moving up to the men’s experts division in 2012 to increase her speed, Duke easily dominated the female’s class. With a little rain in the days leading up to the event the trail was in great shape with no dust, thus setting the scene for the 170km loop and four special tests.
With the special tests and trails being really fast with plenty of pea gravel, intense concentration was essential and the day came down to who could hold the throttle wide open for the longest and brake the latest.
“I was riding solid for most of the day, coming in with reasonable time to controls and pushing myself in the special tests,” Duke commented. “I finished the day in 1st place in the Women’s Class and I’m looking forward to the next round in a couple of weeks that will be held in conjunction with the Yamaha Capel 200 weekend where I hope to extend my lead in the Championship”
“My focus this year is to race all the WA State Enduro rounds, the Women’s MX Nationals and to get a good finish in the Australian Four Day Enduro (A4DE). I also intend on winning back my State number one Enduro plate that I lost last year,” Duke went on to say about her busy year.
“Dimity has been putting in a lot of hard work lately and we have made a few small jetting and suspension changes to her bike for Capel so hopefully she can keep extending her championship lead,” Team Manager Peter Strickland commented.
Dimity would like to thank Wellard, CLAAS, Yamaha, Bridgestone, GYTR, Yamalube, Fox Racing Suspension, AXO, EKS goggles, Shark, UniFilter DID chains, Pro Art, Crankin Cycles, Millard Marine and Cycle Centre, St Johns.