WILLOW Grove motocross gun Thomas Ravenhorst finished the year off on the highest possible note by winning the overall round at the final round of the state’s top motocross competition for seniors – the 2015 Victorian Senior Motocross Championships – at Ballarat’s Monza Park on Sunday, August 17.
Thomas, 20, finished just 15-points shy of taking out the Pro Open championship after claiming his second race win and first overall round win at a cold and wind-swept mountain track. Benalla’s Dylan Long took home the title.
“It was great to get a good result at the end of the season. I ended up getting first overall for the round so it was good. I got a second, third and a first which got me the overall win for the round,” Thomas added.
Thomas enjoyed the track conditions at Monza Park: “It wasn’t bad. The track was really slippery and hard, but it held-up nicely and it wasn’t dusty or anything,” he added.
Ravenhorst, a privateer rider, who also finished fourth in the Pro Lites class, was thrilled with how his year turned out. “It was actually a pretty successful year.
“I wasn’t even sure if I was going to race or not so to come away with a podium – even a second overall – was really good,” Tom continued.
Thomas hopes to be able to continue this year’s from at next year’s VSMXC. “I just want to be consistent throughout the whole year – hopefully win it – but we’ll see what happens,” he said.
He also currently sits in 18th overall (out of 64 riders) in the 250cc Pro championship at the 2015 MX Nationals with the remaining two rounds to take place in Queensland; Toowoomba on Sunday, August 23 (Round 9) and Coolum on Sunday, August 30 (Round 10).
“I hope to finish the national season off strong. My results in the last two rounds haven’t shown how I’ve been riding. I’ve had a few mechanical issues with the bike but I have been finishing well inside the top ten in all four of the last races so I’ll see what happens I guess,” he added.
Tom also plans on competing in the upcoming Australian Supercross Championships starting in October where he is aiming for a top ten finish.
Tom would like to thank all his sponsors, his parents, and Motorcycling Victoria for all their support throughout the year. “I appreciate it a lot,” Tom praised.
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