Local Parkes girl Danielle McDonald has just secured her third Australian Off Road Championship. What a way for Danielle to finish off her impressive racing career in the junior ranks.
Danielle said, “My very last junior race, I’m sad to say my junior years have come to an end. I have learnt and achieved a lot throughout juniors but I am overall excited to start a new chapter in my racing journey in the women’s class!
“A massive thanks to my family, team, sponsors and everyone in my corner wouldn’t be where I am without any of you”.
Endruo GP In Portugal
Earlier in October Danielle got her first taste racing in the senior women division in her first endruo GP in Portugal, experiencing some very hot and dry conditions.
Danielle reported, “The trials and tests were gnarly! Definitely one to remember. I raced my first supertest on Friday night. I was the first rider on track and opened alone, I had nerves I have never experienced before. I ended the night with a P6 leading into the next day.
“Race day nerves were just as high but pushed through. The other three tests I really enjoyed and started to pull some pretty good results. Coming top three in most and even winning a couple of them.
“Sunday was a better day for me. I was running third all day, then unfortunately a mechanical issue in the sand test caused me to lose all back brake, and a heap of time. Still really happy to come away with 4th overallfor the day.
Now To Get Ready For The ISDE 6 Days
Danielle is now preparing to race the International Six-Day Endruo which runs from 6th to 11th November in San Juan, Argentina, South America. The ISDE is one of the most prestigious events on the offroad calendar in motorcycle racing. The Team Aus women have won 6x World ISDE titles. Representing Australia will be Tayla Jones and Jessica Gardiner, who have both been part of the previous six wins, but the newest member of the Australian Women’s Team is Danielle McDonald who dominated the Junior motocross and offroad racing for years.
Help Support Danielle Compete In Europe
Danielle and the Australian Women’s team need your support. They are raising money to fund their trip to race the ISDE in November.
Make a donation: You can show yoursupport by donating to their Gofundmepage. https://gofund.me/5e80e56f
Become a Major Sponsor: The teamare still seeking a major sponsor, contact Jess Gardener at email@example.com
Purchase from the MXStore: This yearBallard’s and MXstore are proud to besponsoring Team Australia to help themget to Argentina for the 2023 ISDE, donating 20% of all sales every Ballard’sproduct purchased from Tuesday 17th tomidnight the 22nd October.