Jamberoo's Jacob Roulstone defends Australian title

Jacob Roulstone.
Jacob Roulstone.

Jacob Roulstone has successfully defended his Australian title at the Australian Dirt Track Championships in Taree last month.

The 12-year-old Jamberoo motorcyclist won the 10 to 14 years 85cc Modified title, which he took out last year in Gunnedah

“I was pretty emotional because of all the hard work I had put in throughout the year and to be able to beat a pretty fast kid in the final,” Roulstone said.

“I will now start training for next year and try to get in to the Asia talent cup, which can lead me to bigger and more serious events on a road race bike. The dirt track season goes right through the year.” 

Roulstone is incredibly passionate about his sport and he and his dad notch up many hours driving to events as well as to practice sessions, as there is nowhere in the Illawarra to practice his style of racing.   

While Appin has a small track, the closest place for Roulstone to hone his skills is Gosford.

“I spend at least two days a week training on the bike or doing something to help my body,” he said.

“In the future I would really like to race in MotoGP which is the top tier of motorcycle racing, and hopefully win it and became world champion.”

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