Features 31 Jul 2017

Breakdown: 2017 MX Nationals Rd8 Port Macquarie

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

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

MX1

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Super Pole: Dean Ferris 1m45.604s

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

Race time: 32m51.437s
Margin of victory: 8.022s
Laps completed: 18
Fastest lap: Dean Ferris 1m48.569s

Moto two results:
1. Dean Ferris
2. Todd Waters
3. Brett Metcalfe
4. Luke Clout
5. Kirk Gibbs
6. Luke Styke
7. Dylan Long
8. Nathan Crawford
9. Kyle Peters
10. Kade Mosig
11. Lachlan Davis
12. Joel Green
13. Hamish Harwood
14. Brodie Sims
15. James Alen
16. Izak Maule
17. Zak Small
18. Charlie Creech
19. Jesse Bishop
20. Mathew McEntee

Race time: 32m40.233s
Margin of victory: 2.085s
Laps completed: 18
Fastest lap: Todd Waters 1m48.017s

MX1 overall results:
1. Dean Ferris 70
2. Todd Waters 60
3. Luke Clout 54
4. Brett Metcalfe 53
5. Nathan Crawford 53
6. Kade Mosig 53
7. Kirk Gibbs 51
8. Luke Styke 49
9. Kyle Peters 44
10. Dylan Long 43
11. Lachlan Davis 40
12. Hamish Harwood 39
13. Joel Green 37
14. Brodie Sims 34
15. James Alen 32
16. Zak Small 29
17. Izak Maule 27
18. Charlie Creech 27
19. Jesse Bishop 23
20. Mitchell Bowen 22

MX1 championship standings
1. Dean Ferris 562
2. Kirk Gibbs 487
3. Kade Mosig 436
4. Todd Waters 421
5. Luke Styke 408
6. Luke Clout 378
7. Kyle Peters 371
8. Brett Metcalfe 350
9. Nathan Crawford 304
10. Joel Green 267
11. James Alen 253
12. Lachlan Davis 239
13. Keiron Hall 233
14. Zak Small 218
15. Aleksandr Tonkov 218
16. Brodie Sims 206
17. Dylan Long 203
18. Izak Maule 195
19. Hamish Harwood 194
20. Daniel Banks 162

Verdict:
Defending MX1 champion and CDR Yamaha rider Dean Ferris moved a step closer to securing the 2017 crown with a perfect 1-1 day, extending his points lead to 75, which could see him wrap up the championship at the next round in Toowoomba. Crankt Protein Honda Racing’s Todd Waters made a welcomed return to the runner-up spot, as teammate Luke Clout claimed his maiden premier class podium. A mix of crashes and mistakes saw the third through to eighth only separated by five points, with Mega Fuels Monster Energy Kawasaki duo Brett Metcalfe and Nathan Crawford closing out the top five.

MX2

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Pole position: Kyle Webster 1m46.859s

Moto one results:
1. Egan Mastin
2. Wilson Todd
3. Kyle Webster
4. Mitchell Evans
5. Hamish Harwood
6. Jayden Rykers
7. Dylan Wills
8. Richie Evans
9. Tomas Ravenhorst
10. Jay Wilson
11. Connor Tierney
12. Joel Evans
13. Lochie Latimer
14. Jarrod Kelly
15. Lachlan Wilson
16. Jayden Conforto
17. Zhane Dunlop
18. Glen Segeri
19. Darcy Cavanagh
20. Brandon Gray

Race time: 33m35.272s
Margin of victory: 8.969s
Laps completed: 18
Fastest lap: Egan Mastin 1m49.790s

Moto two results:
1. Egan Mastin
2. Wilson Todd
3. Mitchell Evans
4. Hamish Harwood
5. Jayden Rykers
6. Kyle Webster
7. Richie Evans
8. Dylan Wills
9. Jay Wilson
10. Connor Tierney
11. Lochie Latimer
12. Joel Evans
13. Jarrod Kelly
14. Jayden Conforto
15. Zhane Dunlop
16. Lachlan Wilson
17. Glen Segeri
18. Darcy Cavanagh
19. Trae Kuehn
20. Brandon Gray

Race time: 23m34.034s
Margin of victory: 1.520s
Laps completed: 13
Fastest lap: Egan Mastin 1m47.445s

MX2 overall results:
1. Egan Mastin 70
2. Wilson Todd 64
3. Mitchell Evans 58
4. Kyle Webster 55
5. Hamish Harwood 54
6. Jayden Rykers 51
7. Richie Evans 47
8. Dylan Wills 47
9. Jay Wilson 43
10. Connor Tierney 41
11. Lochie Latimer 38
12. Joel Evans 38
13. Jarrod Kelly 35
14. Jayden Conforto 32
15. Lachlan Wilson 31
16. Zhane Dunlop 30
17. Glen Segeri 27
18. Darcy Cavanagh 25
19. Brandon Gray 22
20. Tomas Ravenhorst 22

MX2 championship standings
1. Wilson Todd 490
2. Egan Mastin 477
3. Mitchell Evans 476
4. Hamish Harwood 427
5. Kyle Webster 399
6. Dylan Wills 381
7. Jayden Rykers 371
8. Jackson Richardson 365
9. Richie Evans 350
10. Joel Evans 281
11. Ricky Latimer 246
12. Tomas Ravenhorst 245
13. Aaron Tanti 232
14. Jayden Conforto 186
15. Jarrod Kelly 166
16. Lochie Latimer 164
17. Calib Best 157
18. Lachlan Wilson 154
19. Jesse McNally 148
20. Darren Schenk 134

Verdict:
Davey Motorsports KTM’s Egan Mastin did exactly what he needed to do in order to position himself right in the championship hunt, taking two moto wins which now sees him second in the series standing. Class leader Wilson Todd (DPH Motorsport Yamaha) maintains a 13-point advantage after racing to a pair of second place results, as Serco Yamaha’s Mitch Evans was relegated to third in the points as he rounded out the podium for the day. Western Australian Kyle Webster (Penrite CRF Honda Racing) once again displayed promising form with a third in race one, but with a sixth in race two, he was good for fourth overall ahead of Hamish Harwood (Davey Motorsport KTM).

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