The 2017 Queensland 500cc Title was held at Maryborough Speedway over the weekend, 9th December 2017.
I started the day strongly with 5th place in qualifying and scored strong points in the opening 2 heats of the nights event. Unfortunately heat 3 saw me involved in a first turn incident, with a damaged bike and lack of communication from race officials, I was excluded for exceeding the 2mins for the restart!!
The night only got worse from here with another disappointing heat 4 after a costly mistake and then a fried clutch in heat 5 where I rolled over the line for 1 point.
It wasn't a night to forget, but rather a night to learn from everything that went wrong and take the positives. I managed to improve on my 2016 results and showed the speed and a skill to battle with the international riders.
Unfortunately, my bad luck means I have missed qualification into the 2018 Australian Speedway Championship but I'm determined to focus on my other interstate commitments over the summer period.