Wednesday, February 21, 2024
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Tungate grabs second and Masters amongst the points in Australian Championship opening round

Rohan Tungate made a strong start to his Australian Championship campaign when finishing second in Round One behind Max Fricke in North Brisbane.

The Oxford Spires heat leader dropped only two points from his five qualifying rides before holding off a strong challenge from Jaimon Lidsey to finish second overall with 16 points.

Also in the points on the night was Oxford Cheetahs’ number one Sam Masters, who returned with seven from five qualifying rides to narrowly miss out on a semi-final spot.

The five-round series moves onto Kurri Kurri in New South Wales on Sunday with other rounds scheduled at Albury Wodonga and Mildura before the final event at Gillman on Saturday, January 13.

Full results:

Ben Cook 6, Chris Holder 10, Max Fricke 11+4, Zach Cook 4, James Pearson 7, Ryan Douglas 8, Fraser Bowes 1, Sam Masters 7, Rohan Tungate 13+3, Michael West 1, Tate Zischke 5, Keynan Rew 5, Jack Holder 10, Brady Kurtz 8, Josh Pickering 11+1, Jaimon Lidsey 13+2.

Picture: Taylor Lanning.