BCP Pro Circuit Honda Junior Development Team rider Tanesha Harnett has dominated proceedings over the weekend in the junior girls class as the Victorian Junior MX Titles got underway for Round 1 at Cobram. The 14 year old young gun from NSW took three wins from three starts against talented local rider Madi Healy.
“It’s great to kick off the season with a win,” said Tanesha Harnett.
“There were a few nerves going into the first moto but after we got that one out of the way I felt really good. I’m so happy being on the BCP CRF250R and it got me three huge holeshots which makes the job a lot easier. I’m really looking forward to the start of the NSW state titles in a couple of weeks and hopefully we can keep the ball rolling.”
Harnett also competed in the 250cc A grade class over the weekend against a full grid of boys where she did exceptionally well, running as high as 6th place at one stage.
“I love racing against the boys,” said Harnett.
“You have to be on your game and ride really aggressive because otherwise you’ll get pushed around.”
Finishing second place in the girls class over the weekend was KTM rider Madi Healy followed by Layla Norton.
Harnett’s team-mates under the Factory Honda tent Travis Edwards and Royce Anell had a tough day at the office starting their state title campaign. Average starts and a lack of rhythm on the technical and rutty track had both riders just outside of the top 5 in the super competitive A grade 250cc class.
Star rider for the team Rhys Budd has two more weeks on the sidelines with a wrist injury and will make his return at Round 1 of the 250cc Junior National Championship, being held at the Appin Round of the MX Nationals on April 23rd. Budd was on hand over the weekend helping his team mates and keeping an eye on the competition.
“It’s gut wrenching to have to watch from the sidelines,” said Budd.
“We had a really good start to the year with three wins on the trot so I’m really looking forward to lining back up on the gates in a few weeks time.”