Laing feeling super after win

Beau Laing has set his sights on winning the 2012 Australian Supermoto Championship.
Beau Laing has set his sights on winning the 2012 Australian Supermoto Championship. CONTRIBUTED

FOR Caloundra rider Beau Laing, Phillip Island is hallowed turf - making his victory at last weekend's round of the Australian Supermoto Championships all the more special.

Laing put in a consistent performance across all six motos at the famous Victorian track to take out the round and finish second overall in the blue riband S2 class series.

The 24-year-old, who races for the Motoworks MVD Racewear Travel Team Racing team, said the victory ranked among the most special of his riding career.

"It was amazing," he said.

"To be on that track and to ride around and see the ocean as you come around, it was pretty special

"If you're going to win, it's definitely the place you want to win."

Laing was extremely consistent at Phillip Island, winning two motos, finishing second in three and third in one.

He said he was surprised he had done enough to win the round, but was pleased with his effort.

"I only won two out of the six, but I was super consistent and I guess that got me over the line," he said.

"Knowing Phillip Island weather, it was super sunny and then pouring down rain, then it was hot and the track was wet - you had to select between your slicks or your wet-weather tyres.

"You might be halfway around on your slicks and then it would rain. It was difficult to know what to do.

"When we got it all together, we were laughing."

Laing said he was already eyeing going one better in 2012 by taking the Australian Supermoto Championship.

"We've got a lot on next year, so we've got a heap of testing and tuning to do on the bike over the next few months," he said.

"We've just got the bike over recently and we've been trying to get it all set up.

"Now we've got the off-season to really get it going. Up until this point it's been sort of rushed."

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