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Great Day at Connandale

Australian MX Champs 2017

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NZ riders:
Hamish Harwood had a 6th & 9th for an 8th overall in MX2;

Cohen Chase 22nd & 20th for 19th overall.
Wyatt Chase was 6th & 14th for 11th overall in the MXD class.
Ben Broad 14th, 9th for 12th and Josh Tredinnick 12th & 17th for 15th

Ferris extends Thor MX1 Championship lead 

One of the most pristine and picturesque motocross tracks in the country Green Park in Conondale was the backdrop for Round 3 of the Motul MX Nationals today, and it was once again CDR Yamaha’s Dean Ferris who left the venue undefeated in the Thor MX1 class. 

Ferris was impressive from the minute he hit the track on the Sunshine Coast today, the reigning champ putting on a performance for thousands of spectators, and maintaining the red plate as the series powers on. 

Competitors and fans were greeted with dry track conditions for Thor MX1 qualifying this morning, but the one rider who capitalised on the conditions early was KTM Motocross Racing Team’s Kirk Gibbs. Gibbs was close to a second faster than any other rider on track with a 2:10.898 lap time at the conclusion of the session. Second fastest was Russian MEGA Bulk Fuels Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Aleksandr Tonkov (2:11.568), followed by CDR Yamaha’s Ferris, Crankt Protein Honda Racing’s Todd Waters and teammate Luke Clout. 

With the top five through to GoPro Superpole, fans watched on in anticipation as riders threw down their fastest flying laps, but it was Ferris who made it count when it mattered, once again taking his third Superpole victory for the season and first pick of the grid when racing commence with a 2:10.620 lap time. 

When bikes headed to the line for race one all eyes were on the heavy hitters, and uncharacteristically Ferris and Gibbs opted to take positions on the grid no where near each other. But when gates dropped it was the Russian rider Tonkov who took the Raceline holeshot, and only a bikes length behind him was Waters and Ferris who weren’t letting the international competitor out of their sights. 

With one lap in the books Ferris made a quick pass on Waters and moved up into second position, where he then set his sights firmly on the rear wheel of race leader Tonkov, and before riders had even reached their second rotation, the CDR Yamaha rider had moved into the race lead. 

With Ferris out in front, the focus the shifted to the battle for positions behind him. And battle they did. KTM Motocross Racing Team’s Gibbs began his charge to the front, passing both Waters and Tonkov to snatch up second position. Despite Waters dropping off the pace for a short time and losing a spot to Tonkov, it wasn’t long before the Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team rider found his wheels once again and moved back up into third place. 

Unfortunately for Tonkov his time at the front was short lived in moto one, and by lap four the Factory Kawasaki rider had dropped back to fifth position, where he then continued to fade. 

After ten minutes on track for the Thor MX1 class, Ferris continued to school his competitors, leading by a comfortable margin. Gibbs and Waters occupied second and third while DPH Motorsport’s Kade Mosig was back in fourth. Rookie MX1 rider Clout was having yet another impressive ride in fifth position, while Penrite Honda’s Jesse Dobson and SD3 Husqvarna’s Brett Metcalfe continued to battle for sixth. 

As race one reached its final stages, Ferris continued to be the fastest rider on track, slowly stretching out his lead to a commanding eight seconds. Behind him, Metcalfe was on his own charge, passing the likes of Dobson and then Clout to make his way into the MX1 top five. 

But it was Ferris who had reason to celebrate at the conclusion of moto one, taking his fourth race victory for the year by a comfortable eight seconds. Second place was taken by Gibbs, while Waters rounded out the MX1 podium getters in the opening moto. Mosig crossed the finish line in fourth followed by Metcalfe who held on to finish in fifth. Dobson, KTM Motocross Racing Team’s Luke Styke, Clout, Nathan Crawford and privateer Keiron Hall completed the top ten in race one.

When bikes returned to the line for race two, the crowd watched on intently with all wondering whether Ferris could go undefeated at Conondale, and unsurprisingly it was the CDR Yamaha rider who snatched up the Raceline holeshot, and within only a few turns had stretched out his lead to an impressive three seconds. 


Behind Ferris was MX1 rookie Crawford aboard the MEGA Bulk Fuels Monster Energy Kawasaki, followed by KTM’s Styke and Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team’s Waters. 

Uncharacteristically, Gibbs who finished second in the opening moto was back outside the top five in seventh position after one and a half laps, giving himself one serious job to do if he was to make his way onto the MX1 podium. 

With Ferris stretching his lead out lap by lap, the focus shifted to the riders behind him. And unfortunately it was Styke who captured the spectator’s attention for all the wrong reasons, allowing Waters, Mosig, Gibbs and Metcalfe to charge past the KTM rider who had fallen back to seventh position. 

Despite entering the season with an arm injury, by lap five Crawford continued to hold his own in an impressive second place, while behind him Waters began to come under fire from Gibbs who was a man on a mission in the final moto. And by lap seven Gibbs made the pass on Waters and began his attempt to chase down Crawford. 

When riders reached the halfway mark in race two Ferris had stretched out the margin on second placed Crawford to seven seconds, while behind the Kawasaki rider Gibbs began to look ultra threatening after coming through the field and into the final podium position. Behind Gibbs was Waters and Styke who recovered from an earlier mistake, while DPH Motorsport’s Mosig looked dejected in sixth. As race two reached its final stages, SD3 Husqvarna’s Metcalfe was headed back to the pits after experiencing bike trouble, while Gibbs closed in on Crawford and made the pass on the Kawasaki rider for an all important second position. 

But Ferris was unstoppable at Conondale this afternoon, and once again in the final moto he took an unchallenged victory and celebrated deservingly across the finish line. Second place in moto two was taken by KTM Motocross Racing Team’s Gibbs, followed by Crawford who collected the first MX1 podium finish of his career. 

Fourth place in race two was taken by Waters, followed by Styke in fifth. Honda mounted Dobson, Mosig, Clout, Tonkov and Wilson Coolair Motul Factory Suzuki’s Peters completed the top ten in the MX1 class in race two. 

With 1,1 race results it was Ferris who secured the top step of the Thor MX1 podium at Conondale, while second place was handed to KTM’s Gibbs, and third at round three was secured by Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team’s Waters. 

“It was a perfect day for me. I got Superpole and then went 1,1 so I just really enjoyed myself,” Ferris explained. 

“I had a smile on my face under the helmet all day. I love coming here, Green Park Conondale is one of my favourite tracks. 

“It’s a special place for me, I got my first ever National moto win here ten years ago, so I love coming back and I’m just stoked that we got it done and got the win again today.”

Evans takes both race wins and Motul MX2 red plate

Serco Yamaha’s Mitchell Evans went undefeated in the Motul MX2 class once again at Conondale today, with the support of thousands of Queensland spectators for Round three of the 2017 Motul MX Nationals. 

The Motul MX2 class showcased bar to bar racing across two motos at Green Park in Conondale, but once again it was Serco’s Evans who showed undeniable form, collecting his fourth consecutive race win. 

With no rain overnight, competitors were treated to a dry circuit on the Sunshine Coast for their qualifying session this morning, and in what has been the trend so far this season it was a battle of the Yamaha machines for the fastest time on track during their timed session. But it was Serco Yamaha’s Jackson Richardson who was quickest this morning with a 2:15.240 lap time, followed by Round 2 winner Evans (2:15.489) and DPH Motorsport’s Wilson Todd who was third fastest on track (2:16.687). 

When gates dropped on race one Serco Yamaha’s Richardson secured the first Raceline holeshot for the day, Richie Evans and Todd slotting in behind him. After a single rotation on the two-minute lap time circuit, Richardson stretched his lead out to a comfortable two seconds, while DPH’s Todd began to apply the pressure on Evans for second. 

A notable absentee from the top three was last round’s victor Mitchell Evans, who after two laps on track was back in eighth place. 

With valuable championship points up for grabs, Todd began his charge to the front by the third lap – both himself and Aaron Tanti (WBR Yamaha) passing Richie Evans to move up into podium contention. And from there, Todd and Tanti closed in on race leader Richardson, providing spectators with a three-way battle for the race lead. 

With 30 minutes plus one lap on the clock for the Motul MX2 competitors, by the halfway point riders had settled into their positions – Richardson continuing to lead from Todd and Tanti, while behind them Penrite CRF Honda Racing’s Kyle Webster and Evans were occupying spots four and five. New Zealander Hamish Harwood looked comfortable in sixth position followed by Egan Mastin and Richie Evans. 

By the sixth lap Todd had found Richardson’s rear wheel and it took no time at all for the red plate holder to make the pass and take on the race lead for the first time in the moto. 

Unfortunately for Tanti, a crash towards the latter stages of the race allowed Webster to inherit third, the Yamaha rider then re-joining the race in fourth position. But fortunately for Tanti and mistake from Webster shortly after allowed Tanti to charge back past, while Serco Yamaha’s Evans who had made his way through the field also passed Webster and slotted in to fourth position. 

As moto one reached the 25-minute mark Richardson had once again reclaimed the lead from Todd, while behind the Yamaha mounted pair, Tanti and Mitchell Evans were locked into their own battle for the final podium position. 

But when the chequered flag flew it was an incredible charge from MX2 rookie and Serco Yamaha’s Evans that wowed the crowd – the Yamaha rider charging by both Todd and Richardson on the final two laps to take the race one win. Second place was taken by Richardson while Todd crossed the line in third. Tanti and Webster finished in fourth and fifth places respectively. 

Rounding out the top ten in race one was Davey Motorsport’s duo Harwood and Mastin, followed by Raceline Pirelli KTM’s Jayden Rykers, Richie Evans, and Synep Racing’s Dylan Wills. 

With a red plate well and truly up for grabs at Conondale, all eyes were on the first turn as riders lined up for their second and final moto of the day. When gates dropped, it was KTM two-stroke rider Mastin who took the Raceline holeshot, but once again Serco Yamaha’s Evans wasted no time in finding his way to the front of the field. 

But as soon as Evans had moved into the top spot the Serco Yamaha rider came under fire from Tanti, and within only a few turns, the Bulk Nutrients WBR Yamaha rider had made the pass and moved into the lead position. 

Unfortunately for Evans, Richardson also made the move on his team mate, relegating him to third, and Richardson’s charge did not stop there – only a single lap later the Serco Yamaha rider passed Tanti for the lead and began to check out. 

However only moments later bad luck struck Tanti, unfortunately suffering a flat tyre which saw him drop to sixth. With Tanti out of podium contention, Serco Yamaha’s Evans slotted into second behind his teammate, while Mastin happily inherited third position. 

By the halfway mark in the second moto for the MX2 class, behind the top three, Wills had made his way up to fourth, followed by Penrite CRF Honda Racing’s Webster, DPH Motorsport’s Todd and Raceline Pirelli KTM’s Rykers, indicating that a change of red plate may be imminent. 

With only 20 minutes of track time in the final moto, Evans frantically searched for lines in order to close in on his teammate, and by the time riders received the last lap board Evans made his move on the flat section of the track with an aggressive pass on Richardson for the lead that he made stick. 

Despite a final attempt from Richardson to pass back his teammate, it was Evans who crossed the line to collect his fourth race win in a row. Richardson was forced to settle for second in race two, while Mastin finished in third. DPH Motorsport’s Todd wrapped up the final outing for the MX2 class in fourth, followed by Webster in fifth. 

Rykers, Wills, Richie Evans, Harwood and Ricky Latimer completed the top ten in moto two. 

But with a flawless scorecard for the second consecutive round, it was Serco Yamaha’s Evans who was rewarded with the overall victory and the MX2 red plate at Conondale. Second on the podium this afternoon was teammate Richardson, while DPH Motorsport’s Todd wrapped up round three in third. 

“It’s been a good day for me. I know my first two laps are never the greatest so I was just patient today and made sure I made the right passes at the right times and we’ve walked away with a win,” Evans said. 

“Jackson and I train together back at home in Cairns so it’s cool to both be on the podium together. That last race he made a couple of mistakes and even though I wouldn’t usually do it, I knew it was the last lap, so that pass in the last moto was a bit aggressive. 

“We made it happen here today, and the track was tough, so we’re all just looking forward to getting to Horsham now.”


Fogarty takes career first Pirelli MXD victory at Conondale

Raceline Pirelli KTM’s Morgan Fogarty delivered his team with their first podium of the season, and the first Pirelli MXD round win of his career at a sun drenched third instalment of the 2017 Motul MX Nationals at Conondale today. 

The Pirelli MXD category dished out thrills and spills across both of the class’s races today, putting on one of the best shows of racing so far this season for a packed house on the Sunshine Coast. 

It was Yamalube Yamaha Racing Team’s Cooper Pozniak, the former championship points leader who set the pace during the MXD timed qualifying session this morning, recording the fastest lap time with a 2:17.469. Sunshine Coast local Isaac Ferguson was second fastest on track (2:18.397) while Bulk Nutrients WBR Yamaha’s Hugh McKay took third gate pick thanks to a 2:18.564 lap time.

When racing commenced for the Pirelli MXD class, the development category once again showcased why they’re the future of the sport. When gates dropped there was plenty of drama thanks to a first turn pile up, but despite Jai Constantinou taking the Raceline holeshot, it was Yamalube Yamaha’s Dyce got through unscathed and moved in to the race lead. Behind him, Constantinou slotted into second position, and after two laps Raceline Pirelli KTM’s Fogarty found himself in third. 

One rider who was in complete damage control in race one was the number 17 red plate holder Pozniak. After being caught up in a crash during the opening stages of the moto, Pozniak simply circulated for points on a bent and damaged bike, determined to keep his championship hopes alive. 

After four laps on track, Dyce continued to maintain the race lead, while Fogarty had made his way up into second position followed by Constantinou. SD3 Husqvarna’s Kaleb Barham looked comfortable in fourth followed by New Zealander Wyatt Chase. 

With 20 minutes plus a lap on the clock in race one, Dyce focussed on stretching out his gap on the field early. While behind the leader Barham began to make his way through the field by lap seven, passing Constantinou who had gotten by Chase to slot into third. 

With only a handful of laps remaining, Dyce looked smooth and in control in the lead position, while his closest competitors Fogarty and Barham continued to occupy second and third. Local rider Ferguson passed Constantinou for fourth relegating the Honda rider to fifth. 

But it was Dyce’s flawless performance that saw him lead all the way to the chequered flag, securing the moto one victory. Second place was taken by Fogarty, while Barham held on to cross the line in third. Ferguson and Constantinou finished in fourth and fifth places respectively while Chase, Mckay, Sam Pelz, Jake Williams and Dylan Wood completed the top ten. 

Championship points leader Pozniak managed to claw his way back to 28th position at the conclusion of the 20-minute moto, however it wasn’t enough to maintain the red plate.

With crucial championship points up for grabs, when the final Pirelli MXD class headed to the line all eyes were on Pozniak who was in desperate need for a race win after a difficult moto one. 

But it was Raceline Pirelli KTM’s Fogarty who snatched up the second holeshot for the day, however Yamalube Yamaha Racing Team’s Dyce was more determined than ever and within only a few turns had taken on the lead position. 

Not long after Dyce had made his move into the top spot, Fogarty passed him back, and only a lap later Dyce got by one again – the pair playing cat and mouse for the final MXD race win. 

Behind Dyce and Fogarty was KTM’s Callum Norton in third, while Ferguson and Jake Williams completed the top five by the halfway point in the moto. 

Much to the spectators delight the battle for the race lead was far from over, and by the time riders headed into their sixth lap, Fogarty was the race leader once again, leaving Dyce to chase his tail. 

Unfortunately for Pozniak despite charging through the field up to sixth, a crash in the later stages of the moto put his championship hopes in jeopardy, and allowed his closest competitors the opportunity to gain valuable championship points. 

But the man of the moment was Raceline Pirelli KTM rider Fogarty, who showed impressive maturity in the final moto, holding on to take a maiden Pirelli MXD race victory at Conondale. Second place in moto two was taken by Dyce, while Norton collected the chequered flag in third position. 

Ferguson and Williams wrapped up their final outing this afternoon in fourth and fifth, while Jy RobertS, Constantinou, Brodie Ellis, Benjamin Broad and Pozniak completed the top ten. 

With 2,1 race results it was Fogarty who collected the round three win thanks to a countback this afternoon, Dyce finished with second spot on the MXD podium, followed by Ferguson who concluded today’s outing in third. 

Dyce will now carry the red plate into the fourth round at Horsham 

“I’m pumped, I’ve been working hard to get here so I’m just going to keep rolling now and hopefully we can get some more wins like this,” Fogarty shared. 

“Stepping up from junior racing is always going to be a challenge but it’s good because I’m learning every time we go out on the track. 

“I can’t thank the team enough for the hard work they’ve put in to get this today, I’m excited to get to round four.” 

THOR MX1..... 

THOR MX1 Moto 1 Race Results:
1. Dean Ferris
2. Kirk Gibbs
3. Todd Waters
4. Kade Mosig
5. Brett Metcalfe
6. Jesse Dobson
7. Luke Styke
8. Luke Clout
9. Nathan Crawford
10. Keiron Hall
11. Kyle Peters
12. Zak Small
13. Joel Green
14. Aleksandr Tonkov
15. Lachlan Davis
16. James Alen
17. Darcy Jones
18. Hamish Harwood
19. Izak Maule
20. Mathew Torrington
21. Rory McKercher
22. Charlie Creech
23. Jesse Bishop
24. oliver James
25. Trae Kuehn
26. Russell Scoble
27. Elliott Hobbs
DNF. Daniel Banks

THOR MX1 Moto 2 Race Results:
1. Dean Ferris
2. Kirk Gibbs
3. Nathan Crawford
4. Todd Waters
5. Luke Styke
6. Jesse Dobson
7. Kade Mosig
8. Luke Clout
9. Aleksandr Tonkov
10. Kyle Peters
11. Zak Small
12. Keiron Hall
13. Lachlan Davis
14. Joel Green
15. James Alen
16. Rory McKercher
17. Hamish Harwood
18. Izak Maule
19. Daniel Banks
20. Darcy Jones
21. Mathew Torrington
22. Jesse Bishop
23. Charlie Creech
24. oliver James
25. Trae Kuehn
26. Russell Scoble
DNF. Brett Metcalfe
DNF. Elliott Hobbs

THOR MX1 Round Results
1. Dean Ferris 70 Pts
2. Kirk Gibbs 64 Pts
3. Todd Waters 58 Pts
4. Nathan Crawford 52 Pts
5. Kade Mosig 52 Pts
6. Luke Styke 50 Pts
7. Jesse Dobson 50 Pts
8. Luke Clout 46 Pts
9. Kyle Peters 41 Pts
10. Keiron Hall 40 Pts
11. Aleksandr Tonkov 39 Pts
12. Zak Small 39 Pts
13. Joel Green 35 Pts
14. Lachlan Davis 34 Pts
15. James Alen 31 Pts
16. Hamish Harwood 27 Pts
17. Brett Metcalfe 26 Pts
18. Rory McKercher 25 Pts
19. Izak Maule 25 Pts
20. Darcy Jones 25 Pts
21. Mathew Torrington 21 Pts
22. Jesse Bishop 17 Pts
23. Charlie Creech 17 Pts
24. oliver James 14 Pts
25. Daniel Banks 12 Pts
26. Trae Kuehn 12 Pts
27. Russell Scoble 10 Pts
28. Elliott Hobbs 4 Pts

THOR MX1 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (After Round 3 of 10)
1. Dean Ferris 216 Pts
2. Kirk Gibbs 185 Pts
3. Kade Mosig 170 Pts
4. Todd Waters 166 Pts
5. Luke Styke 157 Pts
6. Nathan Crawford 149 Pts
7. Luke Clout 141 Pts
8. Kyle Peters 134 Pts
9. Aleksandr Tonkov 126 Pts
10. Brett Metcalfe 109 Pts
11. Keiron Hall 108 Pts
12. Zak Small 98 Pts
13. Joel Green 94 Pts
14. Lachlan Davis 93 Pts
15. James Alen 88 Pts
16. Hamish Harwood 84 Pts
17. Dylan Long 82 Pts
18. Izak Maule 65 Pts
19. Daniel Banks 63 Pts
20. Rory McKercher 51 Pts

For Full Championship Standings CLICK HERE

MOTUL MX2..... 

Motul MX2 Moto 1 Race Results
1. Mitchell Evans 
2. Jackson Richardson 
3. Wilson Todd 
4. Aaron Tanti 
5. Kyle Webster 
6. Hamish Harwood 
7. Egan Mastin 
8. Jayden Rykers 
9. Richie Evans 
10. Dylan Wills 
11. Wade Kirkland 
12. Tomas Ravenhorst 
13. Joel Evans 
14. Nick Sutherland 
15. Jesse McNally 
16. Bailey Coxon 
17. Ricky Latimer 
18. Jarrod Kelly 
19. Calib Best 
20. Jayden Conforto 
21. Joshua Kilvington 
22. Cohen Chase 
23. Lochie Latimer 
24. Levi McManus 
25. Darren Schenk 
26. Lachlan Wilson 
27. James Jafer 
28. Darcy Cavanagh 
29. Tristan Owen 
30. Karl Claridge 

MOTUL MX2 Moto 2 Race Results
1. Mitchell Evans
2. Jackson Richardson
3. Egan Mastin
4. Wilson Todd
5. Kyle Webster
6. Jayden Rykers
7. Dylan Wills
8. Richie Evans
9. Hamish Harwood
10. Ricky Latimer
11. Aaron Tanti
12. Joel Evans
13. Jesse McNally
14. Bailey Coxon
15. Jarrod Kelly
16. Wade Kirkland
17. Tomas Ravenhorst
18. Nick Sutherland
19. Darren Schenk
20. Cohen Chase
21. Joshua Kilvington
22. Jayden Conforto
23. Calib Best
24. Darcy Cavanagh
25. Levi McManus
26. Tristan Owen
27. Karl Claridge
28. Lachlan Wilson
29. James Jafer
DNF. Lochie Latimer

MOTUL MX2 ROUND 3 OVERALL RESULTS
1. Mitchell Evans 70 Pts
2. Jackson Richardson 64 Pts
3. Wilson Todd 58 Pts
4. Egan Mastin 54 Pts
5. Kyle Webster 52 Pts
6. Jayden Rykers 48 Pts
7. Aaron Tanti 48 Pts
8. Hamish Harwood 47 Pts
9. Dylan Wills 45 Pts
10. Richie Evans 45 Pts
11. Joel Evans 37 Pts
12. Ricky Latimer 35 Pts
13. Wade Kirkland 35 Pts
14. Jesse McNally 34 Pts
15. Tomas Ravenhorst 33 Pts
16. Bailey Coxon 32 Pts
17. Nick Sutherland 30 Pts
18. Jarrod Kelly 29 Pts
19. Cohen Chase 20 Pts
20. Joshua Kilvington 20 Pts
21. Jayden Conforto 20 Pts
22. Calib Best 20 Pts
23. Darren Schenk 18 Pts
24. Levi McManus 13 Pts
25. Darcy Cavanagh 10 Pts
26. Lachlan Wilson 8 Pts
27. Lochie Latimer 8 Pts
28. Tristan Owen 7 Pts
29. James Jafer 6 Pts
30. Karl Claridge 5 Pts

MOTUL MX2 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (After round 3 of 10)
1. Mitchell Evans 196 Pts
2. Wilson Todd 187 Pts
3. Jackson Richardson 178 Pts
4. Egan Mastin 171 Pts
5. Kyle Webster 150 Pts
6. Hamish Harwood 149 Pts
7. Jayden Rykers 145 Pts
8. Dylan Wills 137 Pts
9. Richie Evans 136 Pts
10. Aaron Tanti 136 Pts
11. Ricky Latimer 112 Pts
12. Joel Evans 112 Pts
13. Jesse McNally 104 Pts
14. Bailey Coxon 101 Pts
15. Calib Best 77 Pts
16. Jarrod Kelly 73 Pts
17. Jayden Conforto 73 Pts
18. Tomas Ravenhorst 70 Pts
19. Levi McManus 57 Pts
20. Jake Salems 47 Pts

For Full Championship Standings CLICK HERE 

PIRELLI MXD..... 

Pirelli MXD Moto 1 Race Results
1. Cody Dyce 
2. Morgan Fogarty 
3. Kaleb Barham 
4. isaac ferguson 
5. Jai Constantinou 
6. Wyatt Chase 
7. Hugh McKay 
8. Sam Pelz 
9. Jake Williams 
10. Dylan Wood 
11. Jy Roberts 
12. Josh Tredinnick 
13. Callum Norton 
14. Benjamin Broad 
15. Lachlan Torpy 
16. Brodie Ellis 
17. Kane Fischer 
18. Alex Watt 
19. Chandler Burns 
20. Jackson Coulson 
21. Jye Dickson 
22. Joel Phillips 
23. Jed Polomka 
24. Jake West 
25. Nicholas Luksich 
26. Quinlen Adams 
27. Riley Stephens 
28. Cooper Pozniak 
29. Kobe Barton 
30. Jesse Simpson 
31. Nathan Keable 
32. josh Brewster 
33. Liam Walsh 0
34. Bailey Davis 

Pirelli MXD Moto 2 Race Results
1. Morgan Fogarty 
2. Cody Dyce 
 3. Callum Norton 
4. isaac ferguson 
5. Jake Williams 
6. Jy Roberts 
7. Jai Constantinou 
8. Brodie Ellis 
9. Benjamin Broad 
 10. Cooper Pozniak 
11. Hugh McKay 
12. Sam Pelz 
13. Dylan Wood 
14. Wyatt Chase 
15. Kaleb Barham 
16. Jackson Coulson 
17. Josh Tredinnick 
18. Bailey Davis 
19. Lachlan Torpy 
20. Liam Walsh 
21. josh Brewster 
22. Jye Dickson 
23. Alex Watt 
24. Kane Fischer 
25. Nicholas Luksich 
26. Quinlen Adams 
27. Chandler Burns 
28. Joel Phillips 
29. Jed Polomka 
30. Jake West 
31. Riley Stephens 
32. Kobe Barton 
33. Nathan Keable 
34. Jesse Simpson 

Pirelli MXD Round Results
1. Morgan Fogarty 67 Pts
2. Cody Dyce 67 Pts
3. isaac ferguson 56 Pts
4. Jai Constantinou 50 Pts
5. Callum Norton 48 Pts
6. Jake Williams 48 Pts
7. Kaleb Barham 46 Pts
8. Jy Roberts 45 Pts
9. Hugh McKay 44 Pts
10. Sam Pelz 42 Pts
11. Wyatt Chase 42 Pts
12. Benjamin Broad 39 Pts
13. Dylan Wood 39 Pts
14. Brodie Ellis 38 Pts
15. Josh Tredinnick 33 Pts
16. Lachlan Torpy 28 Pts
17. Jackson Coulson 26 Pts
18. Cooper Pozniak 24 Pts
19. Alex Watt 21 Pts
20. Kane Fischer 21 Pts
21. Jye Dickson 19 Pts
22. Chandler Burns 16 Pts
23. Bailey Davis 13 Pts
24. Nicholas Luksich 12 25. Joel Phillips 12 Pts
26. Liam Walsh 11 Pts
27. josh Brewster 10 Pts
28. Quinlen Adams 10 Pts
29. Jed Polomka 10 Pts
30. Jake West 8 Pts
31. Riley Stephens 4 Pts
32. Kobe Barton 2 Pts
33. Jesse Simpson 1 Pts
34. Nathan Keable 0 Pts

Pirelli MXD Championship Standins (After Round 3 of 8)
1. Cody Dyce 186 Pts
2. Jy Roberts 165 Pts
3. Morgan Fogarty 164 Pts
4. isaac ferguson 150 Pts
5. Cooper Pozniak 146 Pts
6. Kaleb Barham 146 Pts
7. Benjamin Broad 135 Pts
8. Jai Constantinou 125 Pts
9. Hugh McKay 123 Pts
10. Brodie Ellis 112 Pts
11. Callum Norton 105 Pts
12. Sam Pelz 105 Pts
13. Dylan Wood 99 Pts
14. Jackson Coulson 86 Pts
15. Jye Dickson 80 Pts
16. Riley Dukes 78 Pts
17. Justin Hart 76 Pts
18. Alex Watt 70 Pts
19. Liam Walsh 67 Pts
20. Lachlan Torpy 58 Pts

For Full MXD Championship Standings CLICK HERE

erco Yamaha’s Mitchell Evans went undefeated in the Motul MX2 class once again at Conondale today, with the support of thousands of Queensland spectators for Round three of the 2017 Motul MX Nationals. 

The Motul MX2 class showcased bar to bar racing across two motos at Green Park in Conondale, but once again it was Serco’s Evans who showed undeniable form, collecting his fourth consecutive race win. 

With no rain overnight, competitors were treated to a dry circuit on the Sunshine Coast for their qualifying session this morning, and in what has been the trend so far this season it was a battle of the Yamaha machines for the fastest time on track during their timed session. But it was Serco Yamaha’s Jackson Richardson who was quickest this morning with a 2:15.240 lap time, followed by Round 2 winner Evans (2:15.489) and DPH Motorsport’s Wilson Todd who was third fastest on track (2:16.687). 

When gates dropped on race one Serco Yamaha’s Richardson secured the first Raceline holeshot for the day, Richie Evans and Todd slotting in behind him. After a single rotation on the two-minute lap time circuit, Richardson stretched his lead out to a comfortable two seconds, while DPH’s Todd began to apply the pressure on Evans for second. 

A notable absentee from the top three was last round’s victor Mitchell Evans, who after two laps on track was back in eighth place. 

With valuable championship points up for grabs, Todd began his charge to the front by the third lap – both himself and Aaron Tanti (WBR Yamaha) passing Richie Evans to move up into podium contention. And from there, Todd and Tanti closed in on race leader Richardson, providing spectators with a three-way battle for the race lead. 

With 30 minutes plus one lap on the clock for the Motul MX2 competitors, by the halfway point riders had settled into their positions – Richardson continuing to lead from Todd and Tanti, while behind them Penrite CRF Honda Racing’s Kyle Webster and Evans were occupying spots four and five. New Zealander Hamish Harwood looked comfortable in sixth position followed by Egan Mastin and Richie Evans. 

By the sixth lap Todd had found Richardson’s rear wheel and it took no time at all for the red plate holder to make the pass and take on the race lead for the first time in the moto. 

Unfortunately for Tanti, a crash towards the latter stages of the race allowed Webster to inherit third, the Yamaha rider then re-joining the race in fourth position. But fortunately for Tanti and mistake from Webster shortly after allowed Tanti to charge back past, while Serco Yamaha’s Evans who had made his way through the field also passed Webster and slotted in to fourth position. 

As moto one reached the 25-minute mark Richardson had once again reclaimed the lead from Todd, while behind the Yamaha mounted pair, Tanti and Mitchell Evans were locked into their own battle for the final podium position. 

But when the chequered flag flew it was an incredible charge from MX2 rookie and Serco Yamaha’s Evans that wowed the crowd – the Yamaha rider charging by both Todd and Richardson on the final two laps to take the race one win. Second place was taken by Richardson while Todd crossed the line in third. Tanti and Webster finished in fourth and fifth places respectively. 

Rounding out the top ten in race one was Davey Motorsport’s duo Harwood and Mastin, followed by Raceline Pirelli KTM’s Jayden Rykers, Richie Evans, and Synep Racing’s Dylan Wills. 

With a red plate well and truly up for grabs at Conondale, all eyes were on the first turn as riders lined up for their second and final moto of the day. When gates dropped, it was KTM two-stroke rider Mastin who took the Raceline holeshot, but once again Serco Yamaha’s Evans wasted no time in finding his way to the front of the field. 

But as soon as Evans had moved into the top spot the Serco Yamaha rider came under fire from Tanti, and within only a few turns, the Bulk Nutrients WBR Yamaha rider had made the pass and moved into the lead position. 

Unfortunately for Evans, Richardson also made the move on his team mate, relegating him to third, and Richardson’s charge did not stop there – only a single lap later the Serco Yamaha rider passed Tanti for the lead and began to check out. 

However only moments later bad luck struck Tanti, unfortunately suffering a flat tyre which saw him drop to sixth. With Tanti out of podium contention, Serco Yamaha’s Evans slotted into second behind his teammate, while Mastin happily inherited third position. 

By the halfway mark in the second moto for the MX2 class, behind the top three, Wills had made his way up to fourth, followed by Penrite CRF Honda Racing’s Webster, DPH Motorsport’s Todd and Raceline Pirelli KTM’s Rykers, indicating that a change of red plate may be imminent. 

With only 20 minutes of track time in the final moto, Evans frantically searched for lines in order to close in on his teammate, and by the time riders received the last lap board Evans made his move on the flat section of the track with an aggressive pass on Richardson for the lead that he made stick. 

Despite a final attempt from Richardson to pass back his teammate, it was Evans who crossed the line to collect his fourth race win in a row. Richardson was forced to settle for second in race two, while Mastin finished in third. DPH Motorsport’s Todd wrapped up the final outing for the MX2 class in fourth, followed by Webster in fifth. 

Rykers, Wills, Richie Evans, Harwood and Ricky Latimer completed the top ten in moto two. 

But with a flawless scorecard for the second consecutive round, it was Serco Yamaha’s Evans who was rewarded with the overall victory and the MX2 red plate at Conondale. Second on the podium this afternoon was teammate Richardson, while DPH Motorsport’s Todd wrapped up round three in third. 

“It’s been a good day for me. I know my first two laps are never the greatest so I was just patient today and made sure I made the right passes at the right times and we’ve walked away with a win,” Evans said. 

“Jackson and I train together back at home in Cairns so it’s cool to both be on the podium together. That last race he made a couple of mistakes and even though I wouldn’t usually do it, I knew it was the last lap, so that pass in the last moto was a bit aggressive. 

“We made it happen here today, and the track was tough, so we’re all just looking forward to getting to Horsham now.”

 
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