LOCATION: Dubbo, NSW
VENUE: Morris Park Speedway
BEST LAP: Lawson Bopping 51.987 (qualifying)
A beaming sun in practice and qualifying left the track dry, hard-pack and dusty during the afternoon’s schedule. Teams searched for traction, some by running wider rear tyres and tweaking suspension settings to help the bikes grip up on the tricky skating surface. In the break between qualifying and racing, track workers pumped some water onto the track in a bid to keep dust to a minimum. It improved from the afternoon but the track remained fairly hard and dust did become apparent as racing continued.