News 24 May 2017

American Peters sets sole focus on MX1 victories

Factory Suzuki racer planning season turnaround.

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Wilson Coolair Motul Suzuki’s Kyle Peters has made his winning intentions clear following Horsham’s fourth round of the 2017 Motul MX Nationals series.

Currently sixth overall in the MX1 points and following a sixth-place finish in Victoria, the American import expressed his disappointment in his results to date this season.

“Definitely not satisfied at all, I work way too hard to be fifth, sixth-place or whatever it is,” Peters told “I work to win, that’s where I deserve to be and that’s where I need to be.”

After showing flashes of brilliance during the opening four rounds, Peters has his sights set on victory in the stacked premier class field.

“I’m not done fighting until I’m winning, it’s a long championship and I’m looking to be on the top step of the podium,” he said. “Each race I’m going to win, not matter what, it doesn’t matter who’s there or what’s going on, I’m going to win and that’s how I’m looking at it.”

Currently 106 points behind series leader Dean Ferris with six rounds remaining, the factory Suzuki racer outlined his plan of attack for the remainder of the year.

“Whether the championship comes down to the end or not, I don’t know, we’ll see,” he added. “But for now, all my focus is on winning and going out to do what I have to do to make that happen.”

Peters’ most promising performance of the 2017 season came at round one in Wonthaggi where he controlled the a majority of the opening MX1 moto ahead of Dean Ferris before suffering a mechanical malfunction.