PIRATES charger Zane Keleher finally got back on track to seal a third-place finish at the 2020 Queensland Championship.

The Rockhampton-born star, who saw his debut British campaign wiped out amid the COVID-19 pandemic, finished third at the event at Bowen Showgrounds.

Ryan Douglas was runner-up at the meeting, which was won by former Poole skipper Josh Grajczonek.

Keleher told his official website: “Third place against such a quality field is a very solid result after the year I’ve had, making the final was a win in itself.

“The rider line-up was the strongest field in years with all the internationals back home and all of them eager to take the top step of the podium.

“Both semi-finals could easily have been a final any other year.

“It goes without saying that my 2020 has been far from ideal. Up until last weekend I had not ‘completed‘ a race event at all after round one of the Australian Championships was cancelled and I suffered a crash at round two in January.

“My last practice was in the UK in August!”