Features 24 Apr 2017

Breakdown: 2017 MX Nationals Rd2 Appin

The vitals from round two of Australian Motocross in New South Wales.

MotoOnline.com.au breaks down the specifics from race day at round two of the 2017 Motul MX Nationals at Appin, New South Wales.

MX1

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Super Pole: Dean Ferris 1m42.478s

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

Race time: 32m51.776s
Margin of victory: 12.260s
Laps completed: 18
Fastest lap: Kirk Gibbs 1m46.372s

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

Race time: 33m41.925s
Margin of victory: 34.094s
Laps completed: 17
Fastest lap: Dean Ferris 1m50.289s

MX1 overall results:
1. Dean Ferris 67
2. Kirk Gibbs 60
3. Todd Waters 57
4. Brett Metcalfe 56
5. Kade Mosig 54
6. Luke Styke 53
7. Nathan Crawford 51
8. Aleksandr Tonkov 45
9. Kyle Peters 45
10. Luke Clout 44
11. Keiron Hall 40
12. Dylan Long 37
13. Hamish Harwood 35
14. Lachlan Davis 31
15. James Alen 30
16. Joel Green 30
17. Zak Small 28
18. Daniel Banks 28
19. Jesse Bishop 20
20. Charlie Creech 18

MX1 championship standings
1 Dean Ferris 143
2 Kirk Gibbs 120
3 Kade Mosig 118
4 Todd Waters 108
5 Luke Styke 107
6 Nathan Crawford 97
7 Luke Clout 95
8 Kyle Peters 93
9 Aleksandr Tonkov 85
10 Brett Metcalfe 83
11 Dylan Long 82
12 Keiron Hall 68
13 Zak Small 59
14 Lachlan Davis 59
15 Joel Green 59
16 James Alen 57
17 Hamish Harwood 57
18 Daniel Banks 51
19 Corey James 46
20 Izak Maule 40

Verdict:
Regardless of whether it’s hot, taxing conditions or pelting rain, CDR Yamaha’s Dean Ferris continues to stamp his authority on the MX1 championship and already enjoys a comfortable 23-point lead after two rounds. The 2016 champ finished with a 2-1 scorecard to claim the overall around the Macarthur Motorcycle Complex. But the big revelation on Sunday was KTM Motocross Racing Team’s Kirk Gibbs. After claiming a valuable moto 1 victory, the 2015 champ was caught in a first-turn pileup with Kyle Peters (Wilson Coolair Motul Factory Suzuki) and Luke Clout (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) in moto 2, but put his head down and charged through the pack to an impressive sixth place in muddy conditions. His efforts were enough for second oveall, with Crankt Protein Honda Racing’s Todd Waters finishing 6-2 for third overall. Sd3 Husqvarna’s Brett Metcalfe finished an improved fourth overall, with DPH Motorsport Yamaha’s Kade Mosig in fifth.

MX2

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Pole position: Wilson Todd 1m44.590s

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

Race time: 33m34.796s
Margin of victory: 8.795s
Laps completed: 18
Fastest lap: Egan Mastin 1m49.326

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

Race time: 22m39.800s
Margin of victory: 1.843s
Laps completed: 12
Fastest lap: Wilson Todd 1m50.744s

MX2 overall results:
1. Mitchell Evans 70
2. Wilson Todd 62
3. Egan Mastin 60
4. Jackson Richardson 58
5. Hamish Harwood 50
6. Dylan Wills 47
7. Ricky Latimer 45
8. Richie Evans 45
9. Kyle Webster 45
10. Aaron Tanti 44
11. Jayden Rykers 42
12. Joel Evans 38
13. Jesse McNally 35
14. Bailey Coxon 35
15. Jarrod Kelly 30
16. Calib Best 29
17. Jake Salems 27
18. Levi McManus 26
19. Jayden Conforto 24
20. Lachlan Wilson 21

MX2 championship standings
1 Wilson Todd 129
2 Mitch Evans 126
3 Egan Mastin 117
4 Jackson Richardson 114
5 Hamish Harwood 102
6 Kyle Webster 98
7 Jayden Rykers 97
8 Dylan Wills 92
9 Richie Evans 91
10 Aaron Tanti 88
11 Ricky Latimer 77
12 Joel Evans 75
13 Jesse McNally 70
14 Bailey Coxon 69
15 Calib Best 57
16 Jayden Conforto 53
17 Jake Salems 47
18 Jarrod Kelly 44
19 Levi McManus 44
20 Tomas Ravenhorst 37

Verdict:
Serco Yamaha rookie Mitch Evans signalled his arrival to the senior ranks with a comprehensive 1-1 result at Appin. Evans’ effort around the technical, rutted hillside circuit saw him close the gap on series leader Wilson Todd (DPH Motorsport Yamaha). Todd finished third in the opening race in front of the thousands of spectators who gathered to witness the action, then backed it up with a solid second in the final moto. Davey Motorsport KTM’s Egan Mastin rounded out the podium with a hard-fought second and a fourth from the two races. Jackson Richardson (Serco Yamaha) finished the day in fourth overall ahead of Kiwi ironman Hamish Harwood (Davey Motorsports KTM) in fifth.

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