2018 State Mototrials Championships in Jarrahdale this Sunday

Neil Price is gearing up for the 2018 State Mototrials Championships.
Neil Price is gearing up for the 2018 State Mototrials Championships.

THE 2018 State Mototrials Championships this Sunday will combine challenges, obstacles, boulders, streams and mud.

Held in Jarrahdale, the family event will feature the state’s best mototrials riders ranging from six-year-old juniors to over-70 years riders in solo and sidecar categories.

Event organiser and AJS Mototrials Club of WA president Barry Barton said mototrials aimed to test a rider’s ability to navigate a section of terrain without putting down their feet, stalling the motorcycle or crashing.

“Off-road motorcycles are specially engineered to produce smooth usable power across a range of engine speeds,” he said.

“They are light and nimble, featuring relatively soft but responsive suspension with success relying on rider skill, balance and throttle control.”

A-grade state champion Neil Price will be looking to defend his title against the likes of northern suburbs rider Grant Morris, who could be up for his eighth title, and Craig Austin.

Other classes to race include B and C grade, veterans, club class, juniors and sidecars.

The event will be run from 9.30am with a sausage sizzle and drinks on sale and a coffee van on site.