Jamie Astudillo To Race In New Zealand In February

Jamie Astudillo will head to New Zealand next month to take part in several different races.

MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup and WMX racer Jamie Astudillo will get the opportunity to race in New Zealand next month with the 18-year-old set to compete in several different disciplines on her trip.

Astudillo, who rides a Quarterley Racing On Track Development Kawasaki in the Liqui Moly Junior Cup Series, attracted the attention of race promoters with her podium finish at Road Atlanta and continued progress during the 2018 MotoAmerica Series.

Astudillo will race in the New Zealand Classic Motorcycle Road Racing 40th Annual Classic Racing Festival, February 2-3, at Pukekohe Park on the North Island outside of Auckland. She will be racing a vintage, late ‘80s Ducati 750 F1 Santamonica, a bike that is far different than anything she has ridden, but will surely give her appreciation for the rare machines of the past that are still being raced.

From there, Astudillo will represent the Quarterley Racing On Track Development team at Riverside Speedway in Invercargill on the far end of the South Island where the ever-increasingly popular Burt Munro Challenge will take place from February 6-10. It consists of several disciplines of racing all bundled into a week of speed.

Astudillo will compete in a road hillclimb, beach race, and street race on a KTM 450 SMR, then a road race at the Teretonga Park in Otatara.