Fraser Higlett
Fraser Higlett // Goondiwindi QORC

The past weekend saw Beta Motorcycles Australia riders Fraser Higlett and Ruben Chadwick head to Goondiwindi for rounds 5 and 6 of the 2023 Queensland Off Road Championship.

Round 5 saw the first Cross Country format of the year held on dusty tracks, which proved to be an excellent race for both Beta riders.

Fraser Higlett, sporting his #1 plate, took out first place in the A Pro class and first place outright while securing the fastest lap of the day of 12:35.577.

Ruben Chadwick finished round 5 in third place in the A Pro class and third place outright, rounding out a great result for Team Beta Motorcycles Australia.

Round 6 on Sunday consisted of three sprints and saw Higlett put on another dominating performance aboard his Beta RR 390 Racing. Carrying on from the win on Saturday, Higlett took out first place in the A Pro class and first place outright for a back-to-back win at Goondiwindi.

Meantime Chadwick suffered from some hand issues and was forced to retire after the first sprint. Chadwick now heads to Mount Morgan, Queensland, for round three of the Australian Hard Enduro Championship, where he’s currently sitting in second place, just 15 points behind the leader.

Higlett meanwhile will set his eyes on rounds fiver and six of the AORC at Edenhope, Victoria, later in July.

“It was a fun weekend at Goondiwindi and I’m really happy with the results with wins on both days,” Higlett said. “The bike performed strong all weekend and I’m looking forward to carrying on the strong performance into next month’s AORC.”

Ruben Chadwick
Ruben Chadwick // Goondiwindi QORC