News 7 Jul 2011

Reekie extends FX Pro-Thunder lead for KTM with new 1190 RC8R

Angus Reekie rode KTM's new 1190 RC8R to a podium finish on debut at Eastern Creek.

Angus Reekie rode KTM's new 1190 RC8R to a podium finish on debut at Eastern Creek.

KTM Racing’s Angus Reekie extended his lead in the Pro-Thunder category of the Australian FX-Superbike Championship at Eastern Creek Raceway last weekend, 2-3 July.

Reekie raced his fresh new 2011 model 1190 RC8R to a stunning second overall behind experienced veteran John Allen on Sunday, commencing the round with a win in race one before claiming third and second place finishes for the runner-up position overall.

Saturday’s FX Nationals round saw Reekie take an impressive clean-sweep of the Pro-Thunder proceedings, a continuation of the Supermoto champion’s seamless transition to road racing with KTM this year.

“We debuted the brand new 2011 model KTM 1190 RC8R, which was pretty much straight out of the box,” Bowral local Reekie reflected. “It was a great result for a standard bike and considering that I didn’t have any time on it in the lead-up to the event.

“The main thing is that we extended the points lead and my confidence is really high already with the new bike. Now I’m looking forward to the next event, as well as some testing beforehand. We will really be able to show the bike’s potential at Winton.”

In the championship standings, Reekie now enjoys a commanding 52-point lead after three of six FX-Superbike rounds to be contested in 2011. The series will continue at Winton in Victoria on 2-4 September.

Reekie is proudly supported by KTM Australia, PC Motorcycle Engineering, Motorex and Bendix Brake Pads.

For further information on the KTM 1190 RC8R and the entire On Road range available from the Austrian manufacturer, visit