Bowen, Queensland - September 11, 2023 - The dust settled as the 2023 Don River Dash came to a thrilling conclusion, with Motul Pirelli Sherco Race Team's Nathan Trigg emerging as one of the day's standout performers. Trigg's relentless determination and outstanding riding skills propelled him to a well-earned third-place finish in the Pro All-Powers class.
Famed for being a gruelling off-road race through the arid terrain of Bowen, Queensland, that will push both the riders and their equipment to their absolute limits, the Don River Dash has become increasingly popular with Australia’s top desert specialists, attracting an elite field of riders, each hungry for victory.
Coming off an unfortunate DNF at the Hattah Desert Race, Trigg was determined to bounce back and make a statement. And that's exactly what he did. Trigg's journey to the podium was nothing short of spectacular as he navigated the challenging high-speed course with precision and grit, which saw him ultimately cross the finish line in third place, reaffirming himself among the top riders in Australia's off-road racing scene.
“Wow, what a weekend,” said Trigg. “It is quite a unique race, which initially took me a little bit of time to get my head around. I rode a little conservatively on Saturday, there was a lot of carnage out there with everything from motors letting go to tyres shredding off rims. This race is incredibly brutal on the body and many aspects of the equipment, so I wanted to ride smart and bring it home.
“The big Sherco 500SEF Factory was faultless. We made a few small tweaks to my set-up for Sunday’s run, and I was able to find some speed and push a bit harder. It was a joy to ride and great to bring home a podium result for the team. I can’t wait to come back next year and have another go. A massive thank you to the Motul Pirelli Sherco team and the Tweaked Performance team for their support”.
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Meanwhile, while Trigg was enjoying some fun in the north Queensland sun, his teammate Jonte Reynders was dominating yet another round of the Tassie enduro series on his Motul Pirelli Sherco Race Team 300 SEF Factory, winning his seventh race in a row and claiming the 2023 Pro Open-A State Championship in the process.
Reynders’ next stop will be at rounds nine and ten of the 2023 AORC, held in Kyogle, NSW, on 16-17 September.