News 27 Oct 2010

Oz SX: Yamaha young guns continue learning in Super X

Styke is looking to continue his top 10 form in Super X. Image: Sport The Library.

Styke is looking to continue his top 10 form in Super X. Image: Sport The Library.

The GYTR Rockstar Yamaha pairing of Luke Styke and Harley Quinlan found themselves inside the top 10 for the second week running at round two of the Super X championship held in Canberra on Saturday night, but both admit that they struggled on the night.

The young duo experiencing their first full season of SuperX continue to race with maturity beyond their years and rack up some impressive results against more established names in the Pro Lites class.

Styke’s 5-7-DNF moto scores saw Styke finish the night in eighth place and maintain his top 10 position in the series standings so far.

“Tonight was a bit better for me,” he reflected. “I still don’t feel like I am at my best, but I was competitive tonight and wanted to be up the front. Had the last race been better I would have had a good result, but I was the one who crashed and have no one to blame for it but myself.”

Quinlan continued his steep learning curve in Supercross facing wet and rutted conditions for the first time, battling on to take 10th overall and current sits a solid sixth in the series.

“I struggled to read the dirt last night,” Quinlan said on Sunday. “What I thought looked tacky was actually slippery, especially on the start line. But it’s something I will learn from and ensure I don’t make the same mistakes next time in conditions like these,” he stated.

Both riders will now spend the week preparing for the Launceston round of the championship and look to maintain their run of top 10 finishes.