Rod Faggotter wins 2011 Condo 750
Longreach Yamaha dealer and off road specialist Rod Faggotter has won the 2011 Condo 750.
2011 Condo 750
Centretune Motorcycles owner Rod Faggotter has claimed victory for the second year running at the 2011 Condo 750 off road endurance event held over the Easter weekend.
The 750km two day event is held near Condobolin in western NSW. Riding his Yamaha WR450F, Faggotter overcame a slow start to the event to power home strongly and take the outright victory by five minutes from Damien Grabham on a Husaberg FE570 with Matt Fish and Tom Jacobson finishing equal 3rd . The Hondas of Jacob Smith and Todd Smith fell out of contention with mechanical problems.
Rod Faggotter 1st:
“Things weren’t looking too flash during the prologue on Friday. I wasn’t riding that well and to come in 28th means there is plenty of traffic ahead of me, but the positive was that there was just over a minute separating the fastest 30 riders, On Saturday I got stuck into itand wanted to climb up the field as much as possible to give myself and chance at winning the event. I never expected to finish the day as the leader and with such a handy break over second place.”
“With a five minute gap, there was no point in pushing it, so I rode to a pace that was safe and maintained my position. I didn’t ride that well on Sunday, but fortunately I didn’t have to and I was lucky enough to hold my position and win the Condo 750 for the second time,”
“This is a tough event to win and the right combination of performance, durability and knowledge is essential for a good result. In the Yamaha WR450F, I know I have the machinery to do it, with the help of Yamaha and our team sponsors, I know we have the support to do it and the guys in my team do a great job of making everything sail smoothly. Again this year, we won with little more than an air and oil filter change and just some basic endurance event based modification to the WR. I can’t thank everyone involved enough and hope the results continue for 2011”
Damien Grabham 2nd:
The Husaberg Rallye Racing Team are supported by Husaberg Australia, Husaberg Valley Force, Seadoo West, Wanneroo Motorcycles, Force Accessories, 70 Degree Racing and Safari Tanks. Damien is also sponsored by Ficeda Accessories.