Bishop still rides like a king

BRISBANE'S Scott Bishop has written the perfect script after proving his status as the master of the Rosenberg Motorcycles Indoor Motocross at Rockhampton's Great Western Hotel on Saturday night.

Racing in front of a capacity 2500-crowd, Bishop once again magically weaved himself around the tight track, winning the pro lites and four-stroke open divisions.

"This would have to be one of the craziest races we do,'' Bishop said.

"You're racing entirely in first gear.''

However, Bishop could not repeat last year's clean sweep finishing second to fellow Brisbane rider Nathan Crawford in the pro and intermediate open division.

Crawford, fresh from a stint on the US circuit, placed second to Bishop in the four-stroke open and also placed third overall in the pro and intermediate lites.

Race weekends are few and far between for Bishop, 33, with his former tripping around the countryside replaced by a daily routine spent testing different bike models and writing for a motocross magazine.

"I'll test between 30 to 40 bikes over the next two months,'' Bishop said.

"Weekends like this are a chance to have a weekend off and spend some quiet time sitting in the pits.''

The popular Great Western indoor event, in its fourth year, drew 115 riders from Queensland and NSW.



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