Stewart demolishes field in K1 1000 final at Aus GP2

Published
21/02/2015 by Steve Knowles

Murray Stewart has demolished the field in the K1 1000 final at Grand Prix 2 in Penrith today.

The 2014 World Championship finalist demonstrated his elite pedigree by finishing more than 25 metres clear of Ken Wallace in second place.

“It is always good to come away with the win when you are not looking around and I was just happy to cross the line first,” Stewart said.

Stewart recorded a fast time of 3:30.25 to finish 4.96 seconds ahead of Wallace.

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U23 World Championship silver medalist Jordan Wood finished third in 3:37.23, narrowly ahead of fellow U23 Queensland product Bill Bain.

Stewart got off to a decent start before powering away from the field in the middle 500.

“It was always going to be a fast start, some of the guys like Lachie (Tame) got away very well so I was just trying to focus on my lane and my race plan and just try and not look around too much,” Stewart said.

“It was always nice to get away with a comfortable win, but it is never really comfortable in a 1000 metre race, it is a really tough race and I think that it is a good start to the season but I have got to do it a few more times.”

Stewart will contest the K2 1000 and K4 1000 events on Sunday.