Yamaha mounted Jemma Wilson has gotten her 2016 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championsh campaign off to a perfect start claiming the Womens class victory in both rounds over the weekend at Kilkivan, QLD.
Wilson took out round one on Saturday finishing ahead of Emelie Karlsson and Sophie Coldicutt. On Sunday’s second round Wilson beat home Jessica Gardiner and Emelie Karlsson .
“It’s been a great way to start the championship with two round wins. Round one on Saturday was just incredibly hot! I thought I was going to perish and I’m from here, so I feel bad for the likes of Sophie [Coldicutt] who is from Tasmania,” Wilson said.
“Apart from that I had a pretty good day, apart from one lap where I went over an edge and it took me forty seconds to get back onto the track again. In saying that I managed to win all the sprints pretty convincingly and was feeling really good yesterday.
“Then today (Sunday) the track conditions were pretty much spot on thanks to the rain overnight. The track we were on today as well was a lot more open than the one on Saturday. Unfortunately I’m a bit of a worse when it comes to holding it on, so it took me a little bit too warm into today.
“Jess [Gardiner] rode really well today which kept me on my toes. For a bit there we were pretty close in terms of the times. I realized this, so I dug deep and managed to pull a few seconds on her. Sometimes I just get a bit comfortable where I am and it just takes for someone to get close or thinking I’m going to get beaten or something and then that just makes me work a little bit harder.
“Overall the day was well. I had no crashes, everything was on track with the Yamaha YZF250X. I think being able to get the first two rounds out of the way is a big relief after four months off from racing. We’ll just have to try and keep this form going for the rest of the year now,” She concluded.
Main Photo: Jemma Wilson on the weekend Credit: Mad Dog Images Report:Fullnoise.au.com