Motocross Champions Williams-Kendle

Motocross Champions Williams-Kendle

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Australian Motocross Champions Williams-Kendle

1985 Australian Championships Noble Falls - Darren Williams and Mark Kendle
1985 Australian Motocross Championships - 500cc sidecars presentation

Photos:  Flying high – South Australian sidecar dynamos Darren Williams-Mark Kendle in the Junior Sidecar class at the 1985 Australian Championships at Noble Falls, WA. (By Alison Kerr-Little); [right] Williams-Kendle  (Honda) finished third in the Juniors to Brian Stewart-Kim Demarte (VIC, Yamaha WASP) and David Wells-Simon Chapman (Kawasaki JRS), then clinched their first Australian Championship in the  Unlimited class on the Sunday (By Peter Kitchingman)

Williams-Kendle thrill the crowd with spectacular aerial display at Noble Falls

Anyone who was present at the Australian Motocross Championships at Noble Falls (WA) on 5-6 October 1985 will never forget Darren Williams and Mark Kendle’s spectacular aerial feats in the sidecar classes.

The South Australians became the first sidecar team to successfully and consistently land the double jumps, thrilling the large crowd on their lightweight Honda 500cc 2-stroke outfit.

Williams, the son of legendary sidecar ace Murray Williams, and Kendall first successfully attempted the doubles in the Junior Sidecar Championship on the Saturday .  

They finished third in this class behind Brian Stewart – Kim Demarte (VIC, Kawasaki EML) and David Wells – Simon Chapman (SA, Honda JRS).

Then they thrilled the large crowd on the Sunday consistently jumping the doubles in the Unlimited class, giving them a huge advantage on the other teams with the heavier WASP and EML chassis’ and bigger engines.

The newly crowned Junior Sidecar Champions Stewart-Demarte crashed out in the Unlimited Class unsuccessfully attempting to jump the doubles on their Yamaha WASP to keep up with the flying crow-eaters.

Williams-Kendle broke through at this event in the Unlimited class to win their first Australian Sidecar Championship ahead of Walter Preisig – Don Stewart (VIC, Wasp) and Bernard Mueller – Robert Duke (VIC, Honda Wasp). 

View Williams-Kendle jumping the doubles at Noble Falls at the 1985 Aussie titles

Williams-Kendle Key Achievements

1985 Australian Motocross Championships - 1000cc sidecars presentation

Williams-Kendle 1985 Australian Unlimited Sidecar Champions, Noble  Falls, Western Australia with Walter Preisig-Don Stewart (VIC), Bernard Mueller-Robert Duke (VIC)

Photo by Peter Kitchingman


3rd – Australian Junior Sidecar Championship, Broadford (VIC)

3rd – Australian Junior Sidecar Championship, Noble Falls (WA)
1st Unlimited Class

Australian Junior and Unlimited Sidecar Champions, Raymond Terrace (NSW)
Kings of the Cross
Western Classic Winners

3rd – Australian Junior Sidecar Championship, Acusa Park (SWA)
2nd – Unlimited Class



2nd SA State Unlimited Sidecar Class
3rd SA State Junior Sidecar Class
John Reilly Cup winners

SA State Junior Sidecar Champions
SA State Unlimited Sidecar Champions
Darryl Whelan feature winners
Laurie Wilson Cup winners
John Reilly Cup winners
2nd Vic State Sidecar Championship
2nd Hec Henderson

SA State Unlimited Sidecar Champions
3rd SA State Junior Sidecar Championship
Hec Henderson winners
John Reilly Cup winners

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