Features 17 Jul 2017

Breakdown: 2017 MX Nationals Rd7 Shepparton

The vitals from round seven of Australian Motocross in Victoria.

MotoOnline.com.au breaks down the specifics from race day at round seven of the 2017 Motul MX Nationals at Shepparton, Victoria.

MX1

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Super Pole: Dean Ferris 1m32.686s

Moto one results:
1. Kirk Gibbs
2. Kade Mosig
3. Brett Metcalfe
4. Kyle Peters
5. Todd Waters
6. Nathan Crawford
7. Dean Ferris
8. Luke Styke
9. Luke Clout
10. Joel Green
11. Dylan Long
12. Lachlan Davis
13. James Alen
14. Keiron Hall
15. Izak Maule
16. Charlie Creech
17. Daniel Banks
18. Cory Watts
19. Brodie Sims
20. James Jafer

Race time: 32m42.008s
Margin of victory: 3.226s
Laps completed: 20
Fastest lap: Kirk Gibbs 1m36.344s

Moto two results:
1. Dean Ferris
2. Kirk Gibbs
3. Todd Waters
4. Brett Metcalfe
5. Nathan Crawford
6. Luke Clout
7. Luke Styke
8. Kyle Peters
9. Kade Mosig
10. Dylan Long
11. Joel Green
12. James Alen
13. Lachlan Davis
14. Izak Maule
15. Daniel Banks
16. Brodie Sims
17. Charlie Creech
18. James Jafer
19. Cory Watts
20. Nic Frayne

Race time: 32m59.481s
Margin of victory: 5.667s
Laps completed: 20
Fastest lap: Kirk Gibbs 1m37.223s

MX1 overall results:
1. Kirk Gibbs 67
2. Dean Ferris 59
3. Brett Metcalfe 58
4. Todd Waters 56
5. Kade Mosig 54
6. Nathan Crawford 51
7. Kyle Peters 51
8. Luke Clout 47
9. Luke Styke 47
10. Dylan Long 41
11. Joel Green 41
12. James Alen 37
13. Lachlan Davis 37
14. Izak Maule 33
15. Daniel Banks 30
16. Charlie Creech 29
17. Brodie Sims 27
18. Cory Watts 25
19. James Jafer 24
20. Nic Frayne 21

MX1 championship standings
1. Dean Ferris 489
2. Kirk Gibbs 435
3. Kade Mosig 383
4. Todd Waters 361
5. Luke Styke 357
6. Kyle Peters 327
7. Luke Clout 324
8. Brett Metcalfe 297
9. Nathan Crawford 251
10. Keiron Hall 233
11. Joel Green 230
12. James Alen 221
13. Aleksandr Tonkov 218
14. Lachlan Davis 199
15. Zak Small 189
16. Brodie Sims 172
17. Izak Maule 168
18. Daniel Banks 162
19. Dylan Long 160
20. Hamish Harwood 155

Verdict:
KTM Motocross Racing Team’s Kirk Gibbs became the first rider to break Dean Ferris’ (CDR Yamaha) dominant six-round winning streak, and claimed his first victory of the season in the process. Race one saw Ferris go down while challenging up front, although he was able to charge back to seventh, before taking a convincing victory in race two to credit him second overall. MEGA Fuels Monster Energy Kawasaki’s continued to display great form aboard his new ride for third, as Todd Waters (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) and Kade Mosig (DPH Motorsport Yamaha) completed the top five with modest performances.

MX2

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Pole position: Egan Mastin 1m32.564s

Moto one results:
1. Mitchell Evans
2. Wilson Todd
3. Kyle Webster
4. Egan Mastin
5. Jayden Rykers
6. Richie Evans
7. Dylan Wills
8. Hamish Harwood
9. Jackson Richardson
10. Ricky Latimer
11. Jay Wilson
12. Tomas Ravenhorst
13. Connor Tierney
14. Lochie Latimer
15. Joel Evans
16. Jarrod Kelly
17. Calib Best
18. James Brown
19. Jayden Conforto
20. Brandon Gray

Race time: 32m39.502s
Margin of victory: 9.120s
Laps completed: 20
Fastest lap: Mitch Evans 1m36.327s

Moto two results:
1. Egan Mastin
2. Wilson Todd
3. Kyle Webster
4. Jayden Rykers
5. Mitchell Evans
6. Richie Evans
7. Dylan Wills
8. Hamish Harwood
9. Jay Wilson
10. Ricky Latimer
11. Tomas Ravenhorst
12. Connor Tierney
13. Lochie Latimer
14. James Brown
15. Jarrod Kelly
16. Joel Evans
17. Jayden Conforto
18. Glen Segeri
19. Calib Best
20. Levi McManus

Race time: 22m00.185s
Margin of victory: 2.203s
Laps completed: 13
Fastest lap: Kyle Webster 1m39.367s

MX2 overall results:
1. Wilson Todd 64
2. Egan Mastin 63
3. Mitchell Evans 61
4. Kyle Webster 60
5. Jayden Rykers 54
6. Richie Evans 50
7. Dylan Wills 48
8. Hamish Harwood 46
9. Jay Wilson 42
10. Ricky Latimer 42
11. Tomas Ravenhorst 39
12. Connor Tierney 37
13. Lochie Latimer 35
14. Jarrod Kelly 31
15. Joel Evans 31
16. James Brown 30
17. Jayden Conforto 26
18. Calib Best 26
19. Jackson Richardson 22
20. Brandon Gray 21

MX2 championship standings
1. Wilson Todd 426
2. Mitchell Evans 418
3. Egan Mastin 407
4. Hamish Harwood 373
5. Jackson Richardson 365
6. Kyle Webster 344
7. Dylan Wills 334
8. Jayden Rykers 320
9. Richie Evans 303
10. Ricky Latimer 246
11. Joel Evans 243
12. Aaron Tanti 232
13. Tomas Ravenhorst 223
14. Calib Best 157
15. Jayden Conforto 154
16. Jesse McNally 148
17. Jarrod Kelly 131
18. Lochie Latimer 126
19. Lachlan Wilson 123
20. Levi McManus 118

Verdict:
DPH Motorsport Yamaha’s Wilson Todd was able to maintain his championship hopes and briefly extend his lead in the standings after a very consistent 2-2 finish awarded him the overall. Egan Mastin (Davey Motorsports KTM) was second after going 4-1, while race one winner Mitch Evans (Serco Yamaha) narrowly made it onto the podium following a mistake-riddled second outing. A hard charging Kyle Webster (Penrite CRF Honda Racing) posted 3-3 results for fourth, as fellow Western Australian Jayden Rykers (Raceline Pirelli KTM) concluded the weekend fifth. Championship contender Jackson Richardson (Serco Yamaha) was inline for a podium after a strong showing in moto one, although a crash while challenging with the leaders in race two saw him retire from the weekend.

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