News 2 Sep 2015

McEntee and Latimer top North Cup competition at Coolum

Privateer series concludes at final MX Nationals round.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

The final round of the 2015 MX Nationals North Cup was hosted at Coolum over the weekend, with hard-working racers awarded for their year-long efforts.

After three rounds, the fourth and final installment came down to round 10 at Coolum, with the privateer-specific round wins awarded within the Motul MX1 and Pirelli MX2 Classes.

Kawasaki-mounted Daniel McEntee once again topped the Motul MX1 standings, racing to 16th in moto one and 15th in moto two, to finish in 13th position in the main MX1 championship and on the top step of the North Cup competition.

“It’s awesome that the MX Nationals have created the North and South Privateer Cup Series,” he said. “It gives us guys who don’t get the support that the factory guys do, some exposure and the chance to race for something extra.

“I’m stoked to have won the privateer championship this year and hopefully I can get the funds to make it back to the MX Nationals in 2016 and improve on my results.”

Mathew McEntee wrapped up second place in the North Cup competition after racing to 19th overall at Coolum.

In the Pirelli MX2 Class, Yamaha rider Ricky Latimer topped the North Cup competition in Coolum, racing to an outstanding 12th in moto one and eighth in moto two, putting himself inside the top 10 in the main competition at the conclusion of the round.

“The weekend was really good for me,” Latimer said. “It was an awesome way for myself and the TLR truck to finish off the year. Taking the top step in the North Cup at Coolum has definitely given me a huge confidence boost for next season and I can’t wait for 2016 already.”

With Latimer claiming the top spot for MX2, Peter Ferguson and Kayne Duncanson concluded the final round of North Cup competition at Coolum in second and third places respectively.