WOOLLAMIA’S Jake Walker is still recovering from an epic Australian moto trials championships which saw him finish seventh in the country.
Walker, 26, travelled to Sedgewick, Victoria, on October 5 and 6 for the GasGas Motos Australia Australian Moto Trials Championships 2013.
More than 150 competitors across 14 classes took on the challenging rocky hills to vie for the national titles.
Walker competed in the top expert open men’s division against 13 of Australia’s best moto trials riders.
MotoTrials is a motorcycle sport which requires the rider to pit themselves against the terrain with a marked section, obeying their appropriate grade markers without incurring any penalties.
The sections can include a combination of large rocks, creeks, logs, hill climbs and man made obstacles.
The championships were conducted over two days and each day the riders completed two laps of 15 sections.
At the end of the two days their individual scores were totalled and the riders with the lowest scores take out the top spots.
Riders gain points for putting their feet on the ground, stalling, and failing to attempt a section to name a few.
Riding his Sherco 300, Walker finished in seventh position on 214 points, just behind Tom Scott (200), Chris Bayles (146).
Kyle Middleton took out the top spot on 45, with Tim Coleman (98) in second.
Walker thanked his sponsors CrossFit Jervis Bay, Sherco Racing Australia, Kenny Racing, Dunlop, Alpinestars and Renthal.