American investment pays off for Bopping in Queensland //
POSTED: 04 Jul 2012 | SECTION: Racing | POSTED BY:Adam Spence
Lawson Bopping’s recent trip to America proved to be a valuable experience as the young CDR Yamaha rider took his first-ever MX1 Monster Energy MX Nationals win at round six in Hervey Bay over the weekend.
Bopping spent the last month in America riding with some of the fastest riders in the world and believes the intensity he brought home would be key to success in the premier class.
Winning convincingly with 1-2-1 moto finishes in his first event back home on Australian soil, the current fourth place overall in MX1 points proved he has the ability to take out some of the most established names in Australian motocross.
“I’m stoked! I have never won a round at the MX Nationals in a pro class,” Bopping said. “I might have won a round back in the Under 19 days, but never in Lites, so this means a lot to me.
“The track wasn’t anything I rode in the US, but the intensity of practicing and riding with the best guys in the world is something that I learnt over there and I think that benefitted me here today.”
Bopping credits team owner Craig Dack and the rest of the CDR Yamaha squad for putting in the effort to take him to the top.
“I’m pumped with the win and can’t thank Craig and everyone at CDR Yamaha enough,” he added. “The support and knowledge in the team is amazing and I’m loving the YZ450F.”
Bopping currently holds fourth place overall in the premier MX1 class standings after six rounds of racing, the series now heads to Horsham in Victoria for round seven of the MX Nationals on 15 July.