News 3 Jul 2017

Peters overcomes challenges to finish top ten at Nowra

Wilson Coolair Motul Factory Suzuki press release:

It was a bittersweet day for Wilson Coolair Motul Factory Suzuki’s Kyle Peters, who fought hard to come back and salvage crucial championship points at Round 6 of the Motul MX Nationals at Nowra in New South Wales yesterday.

Peters who headed back home to the United States during the mid-season break to reset and recharge showed moments of positivity yesterday, and despite the results not showing on paper, the Factory Suzuki rider dug deep on the tight and technical circuit.

Despite having not raced a track like Nowra since he was a junior, Peters qualified just off the pace in seventh yesterday morning, and when the American lined up for race one, he was optimistic that he could turn things around. Unfortunately, a first turn pile-up in moto one saw Peters go down, but the Suzuki RM-Z 450 rider re-joined the talented pack and charged from 22nd all the way back to seventh.

After going down hard in moto one, Peters lined up in race two nursing a sore shoulder, however looked to snatch up as many points as possible. After getting a mid-pack start Peters salvaged ninth in the last race of the day, and with 7-9 moto results, concluded the tough outing at Nowra in eighth overall.

“It was a difficult weekend for me, but there were some positives. Even though I went down in the first turn in moto one I fought back to seventh so that was somewhat of an achievement given the circumstances,” Peters explained.

“We’re working hard anytime that we aren’t racing and although that the results aren’t showing on paper we have the speed so it’s just about putting all of the pieces of the puzzle together.

“I had my family over from the U.S at Nowra which was a big help, it’s nice to have that extra support at the track.

“Now we’ll just re-focus and shift our attention to Shepparton, there are still four rounds of the championship left and I’m determined to finish the year strong.”

The 2017 Motul MX Nationals will continue with round seven to be contested at Shepparton in Victoria on Sunday, July 16. Visit for further information on the series.

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