Features 3 Apr 2017

Breakdown: 2017 MX Nationals Rd1 Wonthaggi

The vitals from round one of Australian Motocross in Victoria.

MotoOnline.com.au breaks down the specifics from race day Sunday at Wonthaggi’s opening round of the 2017 Motul MX Nationals season in Victoria.

MX1

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Super Pole: Dean Ferris 1m45.320s

Moto one results:
1. Dean Ferris
2. Kade Mosig
3. Todd Waters
4. Kirk Gibbs
5. Brett Metcalfe
6. Luke Clout
7. Luke Styke
8. Nathan Crawford
9. Kyle Peters
10. Dylan Long
11. Joel Wightman
12. Brodie Sims
13. Aleksandr Tonkov
14. Lachlan Davis
15. Keiron Hall
16. Hamish Harwood
17. Joel Green
18. Zak Small
19. Corey James
20. James Alen

Race time: 32m48.216s
Margin of victory: 2.494s
Laps completed: 18
Fastest lap: Todd Waters 1m48.057s

Moto two results:
1. Dean Ferris
2. Kade Mosig
3. Kirk Gibbs
4. Luke Styke
5. Luke Clout
6. Kyle Peters
7. Dylan Long
8. Nathan Crawford
9. Aleksandr Tonkov
10. Todd Waters
11. Brodie Sims
12. Corey James
13. Zak Small
14. Joel Wightman
15. James Alen
16. Joel Green
17. Daniel Banks
18. Izak Maule
19. Keiron Hall
20. Lachlan Davis

Race time: 32m49.952s
Margin of victory: 5.445s
Laps completed: 18
Fastest lap: Kade Mosig 1m48.720s

MX1 overall results:
1. Dean Ferris 70
2. Kade Mosig 64
3. Kirk Gibbs 58
4. Luke Styke 52
5. Luke Clout 51
6. Todd Waters 51
7. Kyle Peters 47
8. Nathan Crawford 46
9. Dylan Long 45
10. Aleksandr Tonkov 40
11. Brodie Sims 39
12. Joel Wightman 37
13. Corey James 31
14. Zak Small 31
15. Joel Green 29
16. Keiron Hall 28
17. Lachlan Davis 28
18. James Alen 27
19. Brett Metcalfe 26
20. Izak Maule 23

Verdict:
CDR Yamaha’s Dean Ferris was unstoppable, taking home both moto wins. He didn’t have it all his own way, as race one saw him trail Kyle Peters (Wilson Coolair Motul Factory Suzuki) until the closing laps, while in race two Kade Mosig (DPH Motorsport Yamaha) remained within striking distance right through to the chequered flag. KTM Motocross Racing Team’s Kirk Gibbs concluded the top three, an impressive podium finish for the 2015 MX1 champion who has come off a serious leg injury.

MX2

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Pole position: Wilson Todd 1m45.476s

Moto one results:
1. Wilson Todd
2. Jackson Richardson
3. Jayden Rykers
4. Mitchell Evans
5. Hamish Harwood
6. Dylan Wills
7. Richie Evans
8. Kyle Webster
9. Egan Mastin
10. Aaron Tanti
11. Jesse McNally
12. Joel Evans
13. Tomas Ravenhorst
14. Bailey Coxon
15. Luke Arbon
16. Jayden Conforto
17. Jarrod Kelly
18. Ricky Latimer
19. Calib Best
20. Darren Schenk

Race time: 33m02.683s
Margin of victory: 5.071s
Laps completed: 18
Fastest lap: Jackson Richardson 1m47.790

Moto two results:
1. Egan Mastin
2. Wilson Todd
3. Kyle Webster
4. Mitchell Evans
5. Hamish Harwood
6. Jayden Rykers
7. Jackson Richardson
8. Aaron Tanti
9. Richie Evans
10. Luke Arbon
11. Dylan Wills
12. Ricky Latimer
13. Joel Evans
14. Bailey Coxon
15. Calib Best
16. Jesse McNally
17. Jayden Conforto
18. Darren Schenk
19. Jake Salems
20. Karl Claridge

Race time: 22m04.391s
Margin of victory: 3.657s
Laps completed: 12
Fastest lap: Egan Mastin 1m49.730s

MX2 overall results:
1. Wilson Todd 67
2. Egan Mastin 57
3. Mitchell Evans 56
4. Jackson Richardson 56
5. Jayden Rykers 55
6. Kyle Webster 53
7. Hamish Harwood 52
8. Richie Evans 46
9. Dylan Wills 45
10. Aaron Tanti 44
11. Luke Arbon 37
12. Joel Evans 37
13. Jesse McNally 35
14. Bailey Coxon 34
15. Ricky Latimer 32
16. Jayden Conforto 29
17. Calib Best 28
18. Jake Salems 20
19. Daniel Figueroa 19
20. Levi McManus 18

Verdict:
There were mixed results between the motos, but it was DPH Motorsport Yamaha’s Wilson Todd who came out on top with a super consistent 1-2 scorecard. After battling multiple crashes in the opening race, Egan Mastin (Davey Motorsport KTM) bounced back to lodge a moto win, crediting him second ahead of Serco Yamaha teammates Mitch Evans and Jackson Richardson. Western Australian Jayden Rykers (Raceline pirelli KTM) finished just one point back in fifth, he started the day strong with a third place finish, but was unable to match that performance in the final outing.

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