Penrite Honda’s Jacob Smith pushed hard over five long days of competition to take out the overall win at the Sunraysia Rally.
“I am pumped to come away with the win, I really enjoy these events. They test your speed and mental game. Reading maps whilst racing isn’t easy and to come away with the win is awesome,” said Smith.
The Sunraysia Rally is the predecessor to the Australian Safari and is the largest cross country rally in Australia. The rally is run through the Wentworth Shire in Outback NSW and utilises properties in Wentworth, Pooncarie and the Mildura regions.
2000 kilometres of differing terrain over 5 days makes this event one of the most physical and mentally challenging races on the calendar.
“You come across all types of terrain and wildlife during the race so nothing surprises me out there, it’s god’s country for off-road motorcycle lovers and I’m so happy to come away with the win.” Smith said.
An event of this enormity takes a huge team of people and the Penrite Honda Team rider is elated for everyone involved.
“My mechanic, my family and my sponsors all make this possible and I can’t thank them enough,” finished Smith.
Team Director Yarrive Konsky adds; “We can’t take much credit for this. Jacob has worked relentlessly with his family and friends for this victory. Honda and Penrite provided some great equipment and Jacob made this happen and we are very thankful for his efforts!”
Photo credit: Donat O’Kelly – OK Photo