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Beta Racing Aussie Titles report
Written by Beta Racing   
Thursday, 09 October 2014 13:55

imageWhat a great event.  Tassie put on an Aussie Titles to be proud of.  Excellent sections, terrific organization, radio broadcast, lots of spectators a really friendly event.

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Aussie Titles wrap up from Paul and The Hell Team crew.
Written by Paul Arnott   
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 21:33

2014-ausie-titles-GGTeamWell I’ve just finished unpacking the Van, and settled down in front of the computer to finally have a personal de-brief about the Aussie Titles for 2014.
I’ve got to say a huge thank you to all the Gas Gas, JGas and Scorpa riders who competed at the Tasmanian event, and who made me so proud to be part of the Trials community in Australia – what a great bunch of riders and support crew you are.

(K-Dog is not in the photo because she was taking Bev Anderson to the hospital with a cut hand)! Left to right - Paul Arnott, Chris Bayles, Connor Hogan, Kyle Middleton, Brooke Lonie, Colin Zarcynski.

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Trial Magazine Issue 47
Written by Paul Arnott   
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 17:31

TMag-47  Of course the DHL box full of the new air freighted Trial Magazines arrives the day AFTER the Aussie titles, but no worries, Issue 47 of Trial magazine is here with all your Trials News, Action, Events, Product Tests and heaps much more!

As you would expect from such a high quality publication,  its 116 full colour pages of  superb images, and interesting in depth articles from a team dedicated and passionate about the sport of trials.

Available now - $15 including postage Australia wide!

Available for immediate delivery from The Hell Team: LINK

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2014 Australian Moto Trials Championship - Event Report, Results and Photos
Written by Matt Langtree   
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 00:04

October 4-5th — Mount Joy, Near Cressy - Tasmania

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New South Wales rider Kyle Middleton displayed fantastic form to win the Open Solo title at the Australian Moto Trials Championships in Tasmania. Victorian rider Tim Coleman put in the best performance on Sunday to secure 2nd place overall with NSW rider Colin Zarczynski third and Tasmanian Chris Bayles fourth.

The last time Tasmania hosted this event was in 1985 on the north west coast and this year’s venue at Mt Joy was in excellent shape, with clear blue skies on both days.

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Middleton, who was suffering from a shoulder injury said "It was a really high pressure event, sections were not easy. We were all close, Colin was right behind me at the start of the day and I got a 5 which had me worried, but I just pulled it together, kept riding and pulled it off."

The Open Women's class Michelle Coleman from ACT rode a clean lap on day 2 to take the win over NSW rider and 2013 Women's champion Kristie McKinnon. Victorian riders Brooke Lonie and Ina Halls finished third and fourth respectively. McKinnon, Lonie and Halls represented Australia last month in the Trial des Nations in Andorra where they placed 7th overall.

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NSW expert rider Jono Chellas dominated the Youth class both days with Bradley Bryant QLD in second and Victorian rider Zachary Mularczyk in third. Chellas was the highest ranking 125cc Aussie rider in the Trial World Championship in Maldon, Victoria earlier this year.

The Junior class was tied on day one between the top three riders. After some section changes overnight Ruben Chadwick from Queensland secured the victory with QLD rider Thomas Wager finishing second and South Australian Connor Hogan third.

The President of the Tasmanian Motorcycle Trials Club said "Spectator numbers were really good and the gate takings were really strong. The general feedback about the event from everyone has been brilliant."

The Australian Moto Trials Championships will be held in New South Wales next year.

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Aussie Titles Photos - Day 1 & Day 2
Written by Matt Langtree   
Saturday, 04 October 2014 22:07

We snapped quite a few riders today at the Aussie Titles. Click on either image below to view the photo gallery for the weekend.

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Aussie Titles Day 1 Report
Written by Matt Langtree   
Saturday, 04 October 2014 17:14

Official Day 1 results will be posted as soon as we get them!

The Aussie Titles day 1 saw a spectacular day of riding and the event organisers have had excellent feedback from riders and spectators.

The event has had plenty of great local media coverage. Friday night news had coverage of Charlotte Cowan from South Australia and Chris Bayles from Tassie doing a spot on Southern Cross news last night and filmed some of the official practice session. Win TV were out today and will have local coverage tonight. The local newspaper The Examiner which will have photos and a report of the event.

"We've had good feedback from people, good comments and credits. It's up there as one of the good ones" said David Catt, Event Coordinator. "Local advertising has been really good, chilli FM did a live broadcast which was a great help. Hopefully everyone heard it today and turn up tomorrow." It has been a fantastic turnout of spectators for day 1 with as many as 800-900 spectators in attendance.

President of the Tasmanian Motorcycle Trials Club Craig Ferral said "Spectator numbers were really good and the gate takings were really strong and we're over the moon with that. The general feedback from everyone has been brilliant. Everyone's impressed with how we've run it and done it."

93 riders are competing this weekend with a large number making the trip from the mainland and even 1 rider from New Zealand. All states and territories were represented this weekend, with the exception of NT.

Open Women's is a class that's hotly contested with the top 4 riders being a shoe in for the Trial des Nations women's team in 2015.

Open Junior is the class to watch tomorrow with 3 riders all on 29 cleans a piece. Ruben Chadwick (QLD), Connor Hogan (SA) and Tom Wager (QLD) all finished the day on equal 1 point.

Official Results are coming soon. In the meantime, here is a photo of the scoreboard with results after day 1.

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2014 Australian Trials Championships in Tassie
Written by Matt Langtree   
Friday, 03 October 2014 23:00

The 2014 Australian Trials Championships are here. The stage is set, the competitors are practiced and we will bring you photos and updates over the weekend! If you are on Facebook make sure you follow the Trials Australia Facebook page and the Event Facebook page!

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2014 Victorian Trial Championship Results
Written by Winesy   
Thursday, 02 October 2014 22:43

Full news report posted soon.

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