Aussie Senior 500cc Title Qualifying, Gillman
On 4 January I participated in the qualifying round for the Australian Senior Title at Gillman Speedway in Adelaide.
There were 8 seeded riders (place getters from State Titles) automatically into the Aussie Title but with such a strong field of riders all chasing the last 8 spots, a qualifying round had to be run. 16 riders were chosen from a large number of entries to contest for those spots and I was rapt to be included in that 16 which consisted of mostly riders returning from the UK season.
The racing was really fast and although I was happy with my performance against the impressive field and achieved 2 seconds and 2 thirds, I finished the night on 6 points which put me in 11th position overall and not enough to qualify through to the Aussie series which commenced the following night and ran over three meetings.