The fourth and final instalment of the North Privateer cup was hosted in Coolum over the weekend to coincide with the MX Nationals finale.
Story by Hayden Gregory
Kawasaki rider Daniel McEntee was awarded the Cup for the Motul MX1 class following a consistent and determined year. McEntee topped the MX1 standings in Coolum with a 16-15 finish awarding him 13th place overall in the main championship.
“It’s awesome that the MX Nationals have created the North and South Privateer Cup Series,” he said.
“It gives us guys who don’t get the support that the factory guys do, some exposure and the chance to race for something extra.
“I’m stoked to have won the Privateer Cup championship this year, and hopefully I can get the funds to make it back to the MX Nationals in 2016 and improve on my results.”
Yamaha mounted Matthew McEntee finished second in the MX1 Cup following a 19th place finish in Coolum.
In the Pirelli MX2 class, Yamaha mounted Ricky Latimer had an emphatic Cup victory, storming home for a top 10 finish in the final round. Latimer rode an impressive 12th position for moto one before putting in an even bigger effort to finish moto two in eighth.
“The weekend was really good for me, it was an awesome way for myself and the TLR truck to finish off the year,” Latimer said.
“Taking the top step in the North Privateer Cup at Coolum has definitely given me a huge confidence boost for next season, and I can’t wait for 2016 already.”
Peter Ferguson and Kayne Duncanson finished in second and third places respectively to conclude the North Cup competition.