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28 October, 2020

Waters races through competition

MAREEBA local Liam Waters has lapped his competition taking out one championship and one state title after his latest race in October.

By Rhys Thomas

MAREEBA local Liam Waters has lapped his competition taking out one championship and one state title after his latest race in October.

The 16 year old journeyed down to Warwick over October 10 and 11 to compete in Round 4 of the Queensland Road Racing Series in the F3 category with him coming out on top and bringing home the win.

Taking out first place for three races and claiming second in another gave Liam enough points to win the round and take the overall win for the 2020
Motorcycle Sportsmen Club Championship and the 2020 Queensland State Title.

When crossing the finish line in his last race Liam felt overjoyed and disappointed at the same time, realising he had finished his last race of the season.

“I was sitting behind the guy who was second in the championship and I could’ve took second but I said no, I want to win this race,” he said.

“I was able to pull away from him for the last lap and I just kept thinking, just take it easy.

“When I went across the line I was relieved but I was also disappointed knowing it was over for the year.”

With consistent training Liam was able to progress quite quickly despite only starting to race three years ago.

Now with his sights set on the Japanese circuit next year, Liam will be back in the racing seat preparing for his overseas competition.


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