Mathew Buckley is aiming for a clean sweep in this weekends SsangYong Australian Supermoto Championship. SUBMITTED
Mathew Buckley is aiming for a clean sweep in this weekends SsangYong Australian Supermoto Championship. SUBMITTED

Aiming high

By GREG WHITE

MOTOR sport fans will look to Bathurst for their four-wheel fun this weekend.

But if you get your kicks on two wheels, all eyes will focus on rounds two and three of the Ssang Yong Australian Supermoto Championships at Mt Sugarloaf Kart Raceway in Newcastle.

Local R & M Motorcycles rider Matthew Buckley aims to continue on his winning way in the Clubman X class on his Husberg 650cc bike after taking out two of his three starts in the opening round with his only blemish a second placing behind Greg Timmis.

"Yeah, I've started my tilt at an Australian title in the best possible fashion," he said.

"I feel quietly confident in both the bike and myself as I've also made further improvements since the first round.

"Hopefully the front-running form will continue but it's not going to be easy."

Buckley wants to clean sweep a round this weekend, something he hasn't been able to do until now.

"It's a big ask to win every race on the card but if I ride smart and remain consistent I reckon I can go close to achieving it," he added.

"Greg Timmis only just got me in the final race last time around and the focus is not to allow him or any other rider threatens my championship lead.

"If I ride to my potential I won't have to worry about that."



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