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First year rider finishes in top 3

QUICK CHICK: Year 12 motorbike rider Georgia Murray finished third overall in the open womens unlimited section of the 2012 Precise Cane to Coast titles.
QUICK CHICK: Year 12 motorbike rider Georgia Murray finished third overall in the open womens unlimited section of the 2012 Precise Cane to Coast titles.

PROMISING young motorbike rider Georgia Murray has proven herself against far more experienced riders after finishing third overall in the 2012 Precise Cane to Coast motocross series.

The year-long series consisted of four rounds held in different centres around the Whitsundays and Georgia performed consistently in the open womens unlimited class to finish in the top three behind experienced riders Jamii Strachan and Ashleigh Thomson.

The first round of the Cane to Coast series was in May at Gum Valley and the year 12 student followed up her seventh place there with a second place in Moranbah in July.

She came third riding on her home track in Proserpine for round three in September, and finished up with a fifth place in the penultimate round in Mackay to cap off a great season.

"This is the first year I've competed in the titles and it was really great to finish in the top three. I've only been riding about a year and I'm really enjoying it," she said.

"It's so exciting and thrilling when I'm racing and I will definitely compete in the Cane to Coast again next year."


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