WA rider wins 2018 Australian Quad Motocross Championship

Chris Bosnakis leads the pack. Picture: Gordon Pettigrew - True Spirit Photos
Chris Bosnakis leads the pack. Picture: Gordon Pettigrew - True Spirit Photos

NORTHERN suburbs rider Chris Bosnakis has just missed out at the 2018 Australian Quad Motocross Championship.

Winning the first three races at the Collie Motorcycle Club track on the weekend, he went into the fourth on 105 points ahead of WA rival Luke Gaisford on 96 and Andrea Cesari on 90.

Bosnakis and Gaisford were both flying down the main straight with Bosnakis in front by only 10 seconds but as they hit the jump, Bosnakis went airborne, landing hard and breaking his shock to put him out of contention for the rest of the championship.

Gaisford went on to win races four and five, taking out the national title for a fourth time (2011, 2012, 2017, 2018) with a total of 166 points.

Luke Gaisford is the 2018 Australian Quad Motocross Champion. Picture: Gordon Pettigrew – True Spirit Photos

Cesari was runner-up on 154, with Jake Van Valet in third place on count-back with Blake Croonen on 136.

The 27-year-old said taking back-to-back championships was “such a great feeling”.

“All the hard work by everyone has paid off and my new bike was awesome all weekend,” he said.

Also bringing home a title for the northern suburbs was Keenan Murphy who won the 8 to under-12 years 60cc-90cc class, while local rider Joshua McQuade came third in the 12 to 16 years 200cc two-stroke/250cc four-stroke hybrid class, behind winner Jae Dowsett,

Other winners included Sienna Comito, (junior support 200cc air cooled only), Michael Harcourt (veterans), Darryl Maringoni (clubman), Josh McKay (intermediate) and Waldo Hussie (clubman/veterans support).