Bopping looking to transfer US speed to MX Nationals //
POSTED: 29 Jun 2012 | SECTION: Racing | POSTED BY:Adam Spence
A recent trip to America over the mid-season Monster Energy MX Nationals break has proven beneficial for CDR Yamaha’s Lawson Bopping, and now the young MX1 contender will work on transferring that new found speed to the Australian circuits.
After convincing team boss Craig Dack that the trip was going to be a good choice for his development, Bopping set off to the States the Wednesday after round five at Murray Bridge.
Bopping believes he can transfer the things he picked up on his US trip to the Australian tracks, and knows he now has the advantage of having considerably more seat time rather than if he had stayed home in the mixed weather conditions of late.
“I think it should be pretty good this weekend when we race at Hervey Bay and I feel confident that I can transfer a few things that I picked up over there,” he said. “If I had stayed here the whole time, the weather’s been so bad, so that was definitely an advantage.”
The raised intensity riding at the American tracks with the top riders in the world could prove vital for the short sprint races in our own outdoor series.
“By the end of my time over there I was definitely faster on those tracks, but the ones over here are different and I know you have to ride different,” he added. “It’s definitely been beneficial though, just the intensity that you ride at there with those guys.”
In his first season on the CDR Yamaha, Bopping currently holds down fourth overall in the MX1 championship after five rounds of racing.
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