Kyabram's Kellan and Aiden Robinson have won titles at the Victorian Quad MX Championships at the weekend.By Hannah Driscoll
Kyabram’s Kellan Robinson ticked off a huge accomplishment at the Victorian Quad MX Championships at Horsham at the weekend.
Kellan, 14, added his first state title to an already decorated, budding career when he took out the 200-300cc title while younger brother Aidan came third in the class.
Aidan, 12, did not go home empty handed, though, after he won the 60-90cc Victorian title.
Kellan won a junior title at the Australian Quad MX Nationals in 2009 and has been trying to add a state title to his collection ever since.
Kellan said it felt good to finally make the breakthrough.
‘‘I’ve won an Australian title, but I’ve had heaps of seconds at state titles, so I haven’t had much luck with state titles,’’ Kellan said.
‘‘It felt good because I was pretty comfortable with my races.’’
But while he had a dream run in the 200-300cc class, Aidan was less fortunate.
He had a crash in one of the races after his wheel caught in the mud and threw him to the side.
Aidan was still happy with his results and said his main focus was the 60-90cc class because this was his first year on the bigger bike.
‘‘It feels good. I didn’t do too bad in 300 class. I had a crash, but I got back up and came third overall,’’ he said.
It rained on both days of the championships, making conditions difficult for the competitors.
‘‘You’ve got to be a lot smarter on the bike because it might be a quicker line, but it’s straight through a big puddle,’’ Kellan said.
‘‘There is no point wrecking your bike, you might as well go around it. It makes the bike a lot heavier, so it’s a lot more physically demanding.’’
Aidan said the biggest lesson to take from the championships was to be consistent in races.
The brothers plan on competing against each other again at this year’s Australian ATV Championships in Coolum on September 7 to 8.
They thanked their parents and brother Keegan Ballantyne, who finished fifth in the clubman class, and Aidan also thanked Kelsey Powell for their support.
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