Tremendous Trevorrow makes great start to first round of Ohvale Cup
- Credit: Gideon Trevorrow
Thorley Trevorrow made a great start to the opening weekend of the Ohvale Cup in the first round at Redlodge.
The nine-year-old was one of the fastest riders from the off posting top five times during the practice sessions.
Despite having two big crashes in warm-up Trevorrow was determined to get back on for the qualifying session.
And he went out and rode a very brave session to qualify in fifth place on the grid for the race.
Race one was red flagged twice due to first lap accidents, which thankfully everyone got out okay.
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From the restart Thorley made a great start as he went up from fifth to third. But as this move was made early in the race he was overtaken by an old rival from his minimoto days, Wilson.
Trevorrow did not let this bother him and within two laps he was back in front with a daring overtake at the end of the straight.
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He then managed to fend off Wilson to the line to take third in his first ever race on a geared bike.
Race two was very similar as he started from third but with an excellent start he moved up to second for the first few laps before Wilson got past again.
Trevorrow was able stay with him, but he could not get past and had to settle for back-to-back thirds as the close race drew to a close as all the spectators enjoyed watching their duel.
Race three had Trevorrow again starting from third on the grid and, after all the riders made a great start, he again tucked in behind Wilson and was looking for ways to pass him into second place.
Unfortunately he leant over too far on one of the slower corners and his foot peg scraped the ground causing his rear wheel to lift and slide out.
After being able to get the bike started again Trevorrow entered the race in last place and managed to get back to 10th, salvaging some really important points along the way.
Despite being very disappointed with his 10th-place finish Trevorrow could take comfort in the fact when all the race points were added up he was in third place overall and came home with a trophy.
At his presentation, Trevorrow remembered to thank his local sponsors Fixit Motorcycle Mechanics and Scuffbuster Cosmetic Vehicle Repairs.
“Due to lockdown, Thorley only had four practice sessions on this bike before the race weekend and this was his first race on a bike with gears and a clutch,” said dad Gideon.
“All of his main rivals have already ridden the bike for a full race season last year. To get a third place in such a competitive series is an incredible achievement.
“We would like to say a big thanks to our sponsors for their support, Ohvale UK for help prepping and keeping the bike safe, BMB racing for organising a great weekend and all the BMB paddock for making us so welcome it was a wonderful experience.”
Trevorrow is back in racing action on the weekend of May 22 where he will race on the Rowrah circuit for round two of the Ohvale Cup.