News 21 Apr 2017

MX2 red plate-holder Todd sticking to game-plan at Appin

Former MXD champion comfortable in familiar series-leading situation.

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Entering his first round as the Motul MX Nationals MX2 points leader this weekend, DPH Motorsport Yamaha’s Wilson Todd isn’t phased by the new red number backgrounds on his YZ250F.

Nothing has changed according to the Victoria-based rider who will continue to stick to his game-plan of being a podium contender for the remaining nine scheduled rounds on the 2017 calendar.

“Nothing has really changed, I’m just doing the same stuff,” Todd told “It is a target, but I’m not putting pressure on myself, I’ll just keep going out there and doing the same stuff over and over. The game-plan doesn’t change, I just want to be on the box every weekend and that’s what I’ll keep trying to do.”

Focusing on the task at hand, the 18-year-old won’t get ahead of himself having already been placed in a similar situation during the 2015 season as he rode to the MXD class title with Yamalube Yamaha Racing.

“The red-plate is just sitting on there, nothing has changed, everyone just sees it as a big target on my back,” he added. “I’m still going to go out there and do the same thing. I’ll be trying to keep it, but I really just want to have it at the last round, that’s the main goal.”

Todd currently holds a 10-point lead over second place MX2 rider Egan Mastin as the series prepares to hit its second round at Appin in New South Wales this weekend.