News 16 Aug 2017

Coolum set to be the decider for Motul MX2 Championship

Motul MX Nationals press release:

The Motul MX2 class has produced some of the best racing the Motul MX Nationals has ever seen throughout nine rounds of the championship so far, and this weekend it will all come to a head when the Grand Finale of this year’s series takes place at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast.

This Saturday and Sunday, August 19 – 20, Australia’s fastest 250cc pilots will go toe to toe for the final time this season, and currently, there are three riders who are well within contention of the Motul MX2 title – Egan Mastin, Wilson Todd, and the rookie from Cairns Mitchell Evans.

So far this season, the trio have each experienced their fair share of race and round wins between them, but Coolum is the last location where it’s really going to matter, and each rider has voiced their final words ahead of this Sunday’s deciding round.

Wilson Todd – Championship leader – 550 points

“Even though I have the championship lead, I’m not producing the results that I need to.”

“I know that I’m capable and even though right now I have more pressure on me than I have had all year, it only motivates me more to bring it home strong in Coolum”.

Egan Mastin – 2nd in Championship standings – 547 points

“We knew what we needed to work on at the start of the year, and we have made our weaknesses our strong points.”

“I’m heading in to Coolum with confidence.”

Mitchell Evans – 3rd in Championship standings – 536 points

“The last round is going to be exciting. I really have nothing to lose and it will be Wilson and Egan with all the pressure.”

“I plan on taking a few days to recuperate from the weekend and come out fresh and ready to go at Coolum.”

The tenth and final round of the 2017 Motul MX Nationals will be held at the Coolum Pines Motocross Track this Saturday and Sunday, August 19-20.

For more information on the Motul MX Nationals including ticket prices, race times, and more, head to the series official website, www.mxnationals.com.au

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