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TUNGATE TRIUMPHS AT KURRI KURRI

Rohan Tungate took full advantage of his home-track knowledge to claim a commanding victory in round one of the Australian Championships.

02 / 01 / 2016, 11:28

Rohan Tungate took full advantage of his home-track knowledge to claim a commanding victory in round one of the Australian Championships at Kurri Kurri on Saturday.

The Somerset signing topped the heat scorechart on 14 points, before triumphing in the A Final ahead of DON Smallgoods Australian SGP wild card Sam Masters, Max Fricke and Brady Kurtz.

Tungate’s victory handed him a total of 18 points – one short of a maximum – giving him a three-point lead in the standings over Masters and Fricke, who are joint second on 15.

Masters, the only rider to defeat Tungate over five heats, racked up 12 to earn automatic A Final qualification, while Fricke went through on 13.

Kurtz booked his spot via the B Final, which he won ahead of Jack Holder, Justin Sedgmen and Mason Campton. Kurtz, Sedgmen and Campton all tallied 10 points in the heats, while Holder snatched the final place on countback with nine, seeing off Aussie international Nick Morris, who had one race win compared to the Plymouth rider’s two.

The second round takes place at Undera on Wednesday, before the action moves to Gillman on Friday and Mildura on Sunday, January 10.

AUSSIE CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS: 1 Rohan Tungate 18, 2= Sam Masters 15, Max Fricke 15, 4 Brady Kurtz 11, 5= Mason Campton 10, Justin Sedgmen 10, 7= Jack Holder 9, Nick Morris 9, 9 Josh Grajczonek 7, 10= Ty Proctor 6, Jordan Stewart 6, 12 Cooper Riordan 4, 13= Josh Pickering 3, Brodie Waters 3, 15= Alan McDonald 2, Kieran Sproule 2.

B Final: Kurtz, Holder, Sedgmen, Campton.

A Final: Tungate, Masters, Fricke, Kurtz.

 

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