News 16 May 2022

MiniGP round two sees Watts take control in Sydney

Young Queenslander shows speed and consistency in mixed conditions.

Image: RbMotoLens – Rob Mott Photography.

Harrison Watts mastered all weather conditions to emerge victorious at the second stop of the FIM MiniGP Australia Series, moving into the championship lead following an action-packed round two in Sydney.

Watts qualified fastest and carried that advantage into race one, finishing 6.7s ahead of round one winner Teerin Fleming in the 10 lap, restarted outing.

Race two, in wet conditions, saw South Australia’s Ricky Henry rise to take a slim .263s victory ahead of Watts, a 1-2 scorecard enough for Watts to claim the round win.

Henry finished fourth in the first outing, his race two victory elevating him to P2 overall, as consistency paid dividends for Judd Plaisted who finished third with 3-4 results. Fleming and Levi Russo completed the top five at Eastern Creek’s Sydney Premier Karting Park.

Looking at the championship standings after two rounds, Watts holds a slim two-point advantage over Fleming, with Russo third, 28 points from the lead.

In the support classes, Maxima BMW regular Glenn Allerton was victorious in GP-2, with Marcus Hamod on top in GP-0.

Consistency paid off for Matt Watkins to win Veterans, likewise for Reece Oxley taking out the Mini-motard/grom class, as Joshua Soderland clean-swept Supermoto Pro 450, and Josh McLean stood on top in Supermoto Pro 250.

The third round of the FIM MiniGP Australia Series takes place at Ipswich Go-Kart Track, QLD, on 13-14 August.

Detailed results