LEADING THE WAY: Motorbike rider Luke Burgess has built a strong lead after dominating round two of the New Zealand 250cc Superbike Championships last week.
LEADING THE WAY: Motorbike rider Luke Burgess has built a strong lead after dominating round two of the New Zealand 250cc Superbike Championships last week.

Burgess extends NZ championship lead

MACKAY motorcyclist Luke Burgess has delivered another perfect performance in his quest for the New Zealand Superbike 250cc Championship.

In an event that saw high winds and heavy rain, the Australian champion wasted no time in securing pole position and setting a new lap record at The Levels track in Timaru, New Zealand.

He then took three wins from three starts of the championship races at the Timaru Circuit, which is on the south island.

At the end of the day Burgess competed in a memorial race (top eight riders in 250cc were selected to compete) consisting of three races over three laps each.

He won all three of the races and claimed the first place trophy overall.

The third round of the championship will see him travel to Teretonga, Invercargill this weekend for the last round of the championship on the south island.

Burgess now has a healthy lead in the championship, with his 151 points after two rounds he is 49 points clear of his nearest rival Grant Ramage.


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