DUNLOP CONTINUES DOUBLE-CLASS DOMINANCE IN HORSHAM
Dunlop continued its unbeaten run of double-class wins at a soggy fourth round of the 2017 MX Nationals at Horsham, Victoria, on Sunday, including a clean-sweep of the podium positions in the premier MX1 class.
CDR Yamaha’s defending MX Nationals champion Dean Ferris was again in a league of his own around the mud-soaked circuit, leading both MX1 races from start to finish and enjoying comfortable leads throughout.
Behind the red plate-holding Ferris saw KTM Motocross Racing team-mates Kirk Gibbs and Luke Styke, who finished the day second and third respectively.
After a fifth in his first outing, 2015 champion Gibbs rode to an improved second in the final race to take the runner-up position, while Styke showed his ability to master the difficult conditions with a solid 3-4 result from his two motos.
DPH Motorsport Yamaha’s Kade Mosig had a frustrating day on the track, but still finished the day fifth overall to remain in contention for the title.
In the MX2 class, Mosig’s DPH Motorsport Yamaha team-mate Wilson Todd put on a mud-riding clinic as he crushed the competition by more than two minutes in the opening race, lapping up to second place in the process.
Amid drying conditions Todd again took control from the outset in the second MX2 race, finishing 22 seconds ahead of the rest of the field.
As a result of his dominant performance, Todd regained the championship-leading red plate from Serco Yamaha rookie Mitch Evans, who finished the day in fifth overall.
In the MXD class, Yamalube Yamaha Racing’s Cody Dyce won the second race on his way to second overall, while his team-mate Cooper Pozniak claimed fourth overall.
“It has been a great beginning to the MX Nationals season and Horsham, despite the difficult conditions, was another very successful weekend for Dunlop teams,” explained Dunlop national motorcycle manager Sebastian Mincone. “Congratulations to all and we now look forward to Murray Bridge.”
The 2017 MX Nationals, Australian Motocross Championship, will continue with round five at Murray Bridge, South Australia, on Sunday, 28 May. Head to www.mxnationals.com.au for further details on the series.