Danielle Foot is a force to be reckoned with on a motorcycle. The Geelong-based racer has just come off a very successful Finke Desert Race campaign that saw her claim the fastest female title and finishing 57th outright in a field of 628. Foot might be small in stature compared to her male competitors, but she sure is mighty.
Foot placed third in the 250cc Class at Finke and is intent on giving the same Class win a real shake at the Hattah Desert Race this weekend.
“I’m super-pumped to be giving the boys a run for their money in the 250cc two-stroke class this weekend,” Foot said. “I’ve chosen not to race in the Ladies Class to race the main game with the boys. It’s going to be a tough four-hours but I’m confident my fitness will enable me to push until the chequered flag.”
Completing the Hattah Desert Race is no easy task. The eight-laps of the brutal 37KM track presents extremely physically demanding riding over sand dunes, snaking track between Mallee scrub and fast desert-style tracks. Foot is no stranger to the event but completing the entire eight-laps is double the duration of the Ladies Class. Despite the gruelling task ahead this weekend, Foot is backing herself with the knowledge she has trained hard and has the best bike for the job.
“I just love my 250cc two-stroke Sherco,” Foot explained. “It has great power and the suspension package is the best. I’m really comfortable with my setup and I am ready for everything that Hattah will throw at me”
The Hattah Desert Race commences this Friday, July 5 with a massive carnival atmosphere at the official scrutineering at Quandong Park Recreation Reserve Red Cliffs between 3pm – 7pm. Race qualifying will take place Saturday July 6th at 9.00am at Boonoonar Road Colignan The main race will being at 9.00am Sunday July 7th at Boonoonar Road Colignan.
More information can be found at www.hattahdesertrace.com.au