News 24 May 2023

Henry and Dunker emerge on top at Newcastle MiniGP

2023 season continues with exciting second round in New South Wales.

Image: RbMotoLens – Rob Mott Photography.

The second round of the 2023 FIM MiniGP Australia Series fired into action in Newcastle, with Rikki Henry and Cameron Dunker emerging on top in the MiniGP 160cc and MiniGP 190cc categories respectively.

In the MiniGP 160cc class– contested on Ohvale GP-0s between riders aged 10-14 years old – Henry won both races from second on the grid, closely followed by pole-setter Hunter Corney on each occasion in P2.

Round one winner Jake Paige went 3-3 in Newcastle, and now trails Henry by four points in the championship standings after the second stop on the calendar. Completing the MiniGP 160cc top five in New South Wales were Ethan Johnson and Isaac Ayad.

Image: RbMotoLens – Rob Mott Photography.

Cameron Dunker continued his impressive 2023 season in the MiniGP 190cc class – contested between riders aged between 12-16 years old on Ohvale GP-2s – with an important race two victory to secure the overall.

From pole position, Dunker led the majority of the first race but crashed out of the lead in the closing stages, able to remount and cross the line fifth.

Last year’s MiniGP 160cc champion Harrison Watts won the opening race in the 190cc category, ahead of Josh Newman and Marcus Hamod who completed the top three.

Dunker claimed redemption in race two, taking a slim .273s victory ahead of Levi Russo, with Hudson Thompson in third. Notably, race one winner Harrison Watts was ninth in the final outing after a crash at turn two.

In terms of the overall, Dunker secured the round two honours ahead of Russo and Watts on the podium. The 15-year-old now leads the series by four points ahead of Watts as Newman is third, 25 points from the front.

Of the support classes competing at round two, Glenn Allerton won the Ohvale GP-2 category, while Josh McLean stood tall in Supermotard Pro and Zach Borgas was victorious in Supermoto Clubman. Meanwhile, Matt Watkins took the glory in Veterans, with the next round of the 2023 FIM MiniGP Australia series to take place at Ipswich on 22-23 July.

Detailed results