Kearney content with sixth for Husqvarna at Hattah //
POSTED: 10 Jul 2012 | SECTION: Racing | POSTED BY:Adam Spence
Husqvarna Racing’s Glenn Kearney race his TE 310 to a solid sixth position overall in the gruelling 2012 KTM Hattah Desert race, held by the North Western Victorian Motorcycle Club throughout 7-8 July.
For 2012 event organizers added to the already challenging nature of the event by increasing the race distance to eight laps of the 38 kilometre course, including some tight technical sections through to high speed, top gear sections.
Kearney began his weekend with a solid 13th place in Saturday’s prologue. With horsepower draining, sandy conditions, Kearney performed strongly amongst a field of predominately 450cc and larger capacity machines for Sunday’s 300 plus kilometre race.
“Hattah has always been one of my favorite events, it’s always tough and challenging and this year was no different,” said Kearney. “I think it’s the different nature of the event compared to the enduro format that we normally race that adds to its appeal for me.
“The TE 310 was super strong all weekend, Joel and the team did a excellent job and it was great to see how well we went up against the larger capacity bikes in such open, fast conditions. Thanks again to Husqvarna, Paul Feeney Group and the 2012 season sponsors for all their support.”
Both Kearney and the Husqvarna Racing team put in an impressive showing, being the only sub 450cc machine in the top ten overall for the 2012 event.