BRADY Kurtz suffered A final disappointment after mounting a solid start to his bid to reclaim the Australian Senior Solo Championship crown.

The Pirates number one was excluded from the showpiece race at Kurri Kurri after falling on turn two – but was quickly back on his feet.

Kurtz, who won the national title two years ago, will take heart from a respectable 12-point haul in his home state of New South Wales.

Rohan Tungate won the A final with Josh Pickering second and former world under-21 champion Max Fricke third.

Kurtz got off to a flier when he took victory in his opening qualifying ride, with Joel Coyne a substantial distance behind in second.

Tungate gated in heat five but when he left a gap heading into turn three of lap one, Kurtz dived through it.

The 21-year-old's third race did not go to plan, though, and he retired at the end of the second lap as Poole asset Jack Holder pipped Fricke at the front.

Kurtz was soon back to form, easily taking the chequered flag next before seeing off defending champion Sam Masters en route to winning heat 20.

Holder qualified for the B final after picking up nine points in his qualifying rides. But the 21-year-old missed out on further progress having finished second behind Pickering.

The series moves to Victoria track Undera on Wednesday before heading north west to Mildura and finishing at Gillman in South Australia.