Courtney Knight dominated proceedings at Go-Girls
Tamara Gray returned to racing with a second place

Yamaha Girls Dominate at Qld Go Girls

1 Mar 2010


 Courtney Knight (Team Moto Moorooka) from the Queensland Yamaha Girls Team destroyed the competition at the opening round of the Go Girls Women’s Off-Road Series. Knight dominated the Senior Women’s A Grade class and took the challenge to the boys pulling an unbelievable and convincing win in the opening moto for the senior men’s class. 

The Go-Girls series, Queensland's biggest all women’s motocross series, saw 130 female riders compete in a full range of classes. 

Conditions deteriorated throughout the day on the Kingaroy circuit, starting out like tacky red chewing gum and by day’s end finishing hard pack and dusty. Knight was unfazed by the conditions, taking all three holeshots and then more importantly, on to convincing wins in the women’s class and finishing ahead of team mate Tamara Gray and Bianca Whyte respectively.

Knight’s effort in the senior mixed class with the boys was truly the show stopper for the day. In moto one she rounded the first turn in third position but quickly put the pressure to the lead riders. It was too much and they folded, making mistakes and allowing the Gold Coast girl to steal the lead. She quickly gapped the field and went on to win the opening moto. Unfortunately her luck ran out when a crash in the second and third motos relegated her off the podium. 

“I just can’t believe the day I have had today, winning all the girls’ race’s was great, but I was just blown away after I managed to win the men’s race. The support from the crowd was absolutely amazing. It is rewarding to see the hard work paying off now that I am racing in fields which are really competitive. I am feeling confident heading in to the state titles in a months time,” Knight commented.

As mentioned, Tamara Gray’s (Bayside Yamaha) return to racing after nine months off following a knee reconstruction was a steady start and rounded out the 1-2 punch to the premier women’s class, taking three convincing second place finishes behind Knight. 

QYGT Team Sponsors: Yamaha, Fox, Motul, Kustom MX, Alpinestars, Ice-o-tonic slush, Dirt Bike Chix Clothing, GYTR, RK Chains, Polisport, JT Sprockets, Hiflo Filtro.Courtney’s personal sponsors: Team Moto Yamaha Moorooka, Quality Excavations, URKY MX.

Tamara’s personal sponsors: Bayside Yamaha, Ward Racing Developments.

2010 Go-Girls Women’s Off-road Series Round 1 Results
Senior Women’s A Grade
1st Courtney Knight YAMAHA 75 points
2nd Tamara Gray YAMAHA 66 points

3rd Bianca Whyte 60 points

Images: Daniel Mackenzie
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