COREY Forde has risen to the challenge in Tasmania, becoming the P4 Unlimited National Champion at the Symmons Plains Raceway last weekend.
The Bathurst local rode a 1970 Honda CB750, with a high performance engine developed by Kelso-based Robinson Precision Engines.
The combination of Forde and Robinson engineers collected the highly coveted national title at the same track where the Supercars compete.
The edition saw 130 motorcyclists from all over Australia race travel to the the southernmost state.
The weather was perfect with clear skies and great conditions, but as with anything there are always setbacks and unforeseen issues that the team had to work through to bring home the silverware.
Forde said the event was great, after the team finally got title they had been chasing.
“The title is a testament to the bike and our preparation because the classic bikes are more temperamental than the modern ones, even more so when pushed to the limit,” Forde said.
“All in all it was a great weekend of racing with plenty of competition within our class to keep us entertained.
“Now it’s back to the workshop to work on the bikes and prepare for the next event.”
With this result, Forde has cemented his position as a top rider in classic racing.