Teen race duo back in action
TWO of Australia's most promising riders have returned to Morgan Park Raceway after competing in the Moto GP Red Bull Rookie Cup selection in Seville, Spain, late last year.
Tayla Relph, 16, and Troy Guenther, 14, were invited to be part of the Red Bull Series after some outstanding performances last year in Motorcycle Sportsmen of Queensland and national events.
Relph crashed in her first event in Seville but a suspected broken knuckle didn't stop her from riding for the rest of the day.
A group of 107 started and she missed the cut for the top-50 to compete on day 2.
Guenther made it to the top-50 before being eliminated after day 2.
Both are uncommitted about trailing out again for the Rookie Cup this year due to the cost of travel to Europe.
In the meantime, they are happy back on the track at Morgan Park Raceway.
Guenther qualified first for the 125/250 GP class last weekend and stayed in front in competition.
Relph was in the placings and was quick to praise the Warwick and District Sporting Car Club for the work done in the off-season to resurface one-third of the track.
"The track is a lot smoother and safer," she said.
Both plan to compete in five national series rounds this year, two at Eastern Creek and single rounds at Queensland Raceway, Darwin, Eastern Creek and Phillip Island.
They will be in Warwick most months with the motorcycle sportsmen.