Scott Rinaldis, of Browns Plains, was the fastest in his group in the meeting yesterday.
Scott Rinaldis, of Browns Plains, was the fastest in his group in the meeting yesterday. Gerard Walsh

Picking up speed

SEVENTY-eight riders headed to Morgan Park Raceway at the weekend for the first motorcycle event of the year and numbers are expected to grow.

Motorcycle Sportsmen of Queensland clerk of the course Chris Lucas said a few riders did not compete as they were on the way to Phillip Island to compete in a support class to the World Super Bikes at the weekend.

"I expect we will have close to 100 riders at future meetings at Morgan Park Raceway," Lucas said.

"Racing in the challenge round was close in all classes."

The meeting wasn't without incident with a Springwood rider coming off his bike on Saturday and suffering a suspected back injury.

"He was taken to Warwick Hospital and then airlifted to the PA but received the all clear and was expected to be released from hospital on Sunday night," Lucas said yesterday.

Lucas said 15 Super Moto riders were at the raceway competing in preparation for the state championships at Carnell Raceway in March.

"These riders compete on a part dirt, part sealed track," he said.



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