District rider back from Spain

Bailey Malkiewicz

Bailey Malkiewicz

COLAC Motorcycle Club’s Bailey Malkiewicz is in red-hot form ahead of the final round of a state series after representing Australia in Spain this month.

Malkiewicz, 13, returned home from Spain after competing in the 2015 FIM World Junior Motocross Championships in El Molar, where Australia finished third.

Individually, Bailey finished 25th in the 85cc class after qualifying ninth.

“The worlds was a good experience, to be able to go overseas and represent Australia. It didn’t go as well as planned,” Malkiewicz said.

“I’d like to be able to compete again, hopefully in the 125cc class next year, but we’ll see what happens,” he said.

“I’m also hoping to be able to compete in the same class at the worlds in 2018 at Horsham.”

Malkiewicz has his sights set on winning the 85cc/150cc A Grade class in the final round of the Victorian Junior Motocross Championships at Newborough’s Blue Rock Motorcycle Club this weekend.

The youngster currently leads the Big Wheel A Grade class by 22 points.

“I’m hoping for consistent races this weekend at Blue Rock where, hopefully, I can win all three and stay in the lead and win the championship,” Malkiewicz said.

“It won’t be one of those days where you can just play around. It’ll be a day where you can’t make a big mistake which could cost you the championship,” he said.

“The track is a bit technical in some spots. It’s all about your speed down the straights and how you control your bike going up and down the hills.”

Malkiewicz said that after this weekend’s final round he would begin preparing for the Australian Junior Motocross Championships at Bunbury in Western Australia in September.

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