TYLER GREENBURY TOO GOOD AT ROTAX PRO TOUR
Toowoomba’s Tyler Greenbury proved too good for his opposition to win the Rotax Pro Tour event in Warwick, Queensland on the weekend.
Greenbury fended off the challenges from his rivals, led by Victorian Daniel Rochford, to win the highly competitive Rotax Light category aboard his European-made CRG kart.
“It was a great race, Daniel pushed me right to the end but I was able to get on top of him and get the win in my new CRG kart,” said Greenbury.
“I’ve had three race events in Australia aboard a CRG and won two of them, so it’s a great way to start the new relationship.
“Darren and Mattia from CRG Australia put in another huge effort to help me get the win and thanks must also go to Graham Armstrong Engines, my Dad and G Force karting.”
Finishing third in the category was New Zealand visitor Andrew Hoare while Pierce Lehane and Joseph Mawson, who lead the way in the Rotax Rankings, charged their way from near the rear of the grid in the final to finish sixth and seventh respectively.
After showing glimpses of his best form over the past couple of Rotax Pro Tour events, Kerbrider’s Aaron Rintoul upstaged reigning national champion Troy Woolston in Rotax Heavy.
Rintoul was the dominant force in the category all throughout the weekend and after a close battle with Woolston in the main event was able to finish with the victory – his first on the tour.
“I’m back racing Rotax after about an 18 month layoff, it’s good to be able to build up the consistency but when your racing against someone on top of their game it’s never easy,” said Rintoul.
“Troy has really been a dominant force lately but I’m really starting to get a handle on the set-up of the new Energy chassis and it felt great to be able to piece it all together.
“A huge thanks must go to Wizzer engines, Energy Corse Australia, Kerbrider, Alpinestars Australia for the hard work and dedication which helped me get the win.
“I’m now really looking forward to the Rotax Nationals in September.”
Woolston finished second while Matt Greenbury, who has only raced sparingly over the past few years, finished third.
In the junior ranks, it was Thomas Randle who secured the victory in his FA Kart ahead of Tony Kart driver Andrew Kahl. Previous event winner Joseph Burton-Harris ensured that he remained up the pointy end of the Rotax Rankings by rounding out the podium.
Victorian CRG driver Jason Pringle was victorious in the DD2 category ahead of Sunshine Coast’s Kyle Ensbey while Shane Karandrews continued his good run of form to take out the Over 40’s category.
In the DD2 Masters, Victorian Daniel Richert proved superior ahead of Sydney’s Brent Coghlan.