Phillip Island calls raceway newcomer

Hannah Stewart will take part in round 1 of the Australian Superbike Championship. Picture: Innes photography
Hannah Stewart will take part in round 1 of the Australian Superbike Championship. Picture: Innes photography

FROM motocross to road racing, 16-year-old Hannah Stewart is gearing up for round 1 of the Australian Superbike Championship, which coincides with the launch of the 2020 Superbike World Championship at Phillip Island this weekend.

Stewart, who was only introduced to motocross two years ago, has been recognised as a natural on the bike, with her coach quickly recommending her for Supermoto racing.

In October last year she went on to win the women’s championship at the WA Supermoto State Titles despite only holding her senior Motorcycling WA licence for 10 days, having just turned 16.

Now the youngster from Two Rocks is headed to the iconic Victorian raceway, where she will be WA’s only representative in the Supersport 300 division.

It follows a two-day test a month ago where she got her first taste of the track.

“I usually run on 1.7km tracks so I’m just getting a feel for the bigger track,” she said.

“I’m running mid-pack so I’m pretty happy with how I’m doing.”

Bryan Staring will also be WA’s only representative in the Superbike division, while Darren McGrath and Callum O’Brien will compete in the Supersport category.

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