COLAC Motorcycle Club’s Bailey Malkiewicz is now a Victorian champion after finishing 32-points ahead of nearest rival Tom Bell at the penultimate final round of the state’s premier motocross competition for juniors – the 2015 Victorian Junior Motocross Championships.
Bailey comfortably won the 85cc/150cc Big Wheel A Grade class at Newborough’s Blue Rock Motorcycle Club on Saturday, August 1, after recently returning home from overseas competing at the 2015 FIM World Junior Motocross Championships in Spain in July.
Bailey was happy with how the weekend went. “It was a bit muddy on the weekend but it was still good,” Bailey said.
He gained 62-points for the weekend, finishing second overall for the round, but first overall for the championship.
“I just played it safe. I just really settled down so I could win the title,” he continued. “When I won I was just so excited for my first title,” Bailey added.
“Even though it was tough conditions at Blue Rock, I just really loved the racing. It was really fun,” Bailey remarked.
Bailey would like to thank his sponsors Cam Paul, Husqvarna Australia, Shift, Fox, his parents and everyone supporting him throughout the year.
Bailey hopes this is the first of many Victorian titles to be won. “Hopefully, next year I can win another one, and win an Australian title this year,” Bailey said.
The 2015 KTM Australian Junior Motocross Championships takes place at Bunbury, Western Australia from September 23 – October 3.
Final Standings – 85cc/150cc BW A Grade Championship:
1. #4. Bailey Malkiewicz – 353 points
2. #6. Tom Bell – 321 points
3. #32 Liam Andrews – 274 points