News 29 Aug 2016

Women's, Rookies and 85cc Cup titles clinched at Coolum

Moore, Dyce and Bova win action-packed championship finals.

Image: MXN.

Image: MXN.

Western Australian Jessica Moore stunned the crowds at Coolum on Sunday, racing to a 2016 Yamaha Motorcycle Insurance Australian Women’s Motocross Championship as part of the grand finale of the Motul MX Nationals.

An impressive 29 YMI female riders took to the track at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast this weekend to race for their own championship.

It was KTM-mounted Moore who was crowned ahead of defending champion Maddy Brown (DPH Motorsport Yamaha), who saw her chances slip when slowing too early across the line in the final moto of the round – enabling Moore to power past for the title.

Kawasaki’s Meghan Rutledge was fastest in qualifying and won the final two motos of the weekend, however crashes in motos one and two denied her a shot at the title and she was credited third overall.

Champions were also crowned in the Junior ranks at Coolum, with the Yamaha Rising Star Rookies and Yamaha 85cc Cup classes contested on finals weekend.

The Rookies round was won by Morgan Fogarty (KTM) ahead of Riley Dukes (Husqvarna) and Cody Dyce (Yamaha), while it was Dyce who delivered Yamaha Junior Racing the crown from Fogarty and Caleb Grothues (KTM).

In the 85cc Cup Tyler Darby (KTM) claimed the overall round victory ahead of John Bova (KTM) and Noah Ferguson (Kawasaki), however in the series Bova stood atop the podium from Darby and Bailey Malkiewicz (Husqvarna).