Features 14 Aug 2017

Breakdown: 2017 MX Nationals Rd9 Toowoomba

The vitals from round nine of Australian Motocross in Queensland.

MotoOnline.com.au breaks down the specifics from race day at round nine of the 2017 Motul MX Nationals at Toowoomba, Queensland.

MX1

Image: MXN.

Super Pole: Brett Metcalfe 1m49.302s

Moto one results:
1. Dean Ferris
2. Kirk Gibbs
3. Kyle Peters
4. Nathan Crawford
5. Todd Waters
6. Kade Mosig
7. Dylan Long
8. Luke Styke
9. Luke Clout
10. Lachlan Davis
11. Hamish Harwood
12. Callum Norton
13. Kayne Lamont
14. Joel Green
15. Daniel Milner
16. Joel Milesevic
17. Mathew Torrington
18. Izak Maule
19. James Alen
20. Charlie Creech

Race time: 33m48.827s
Margin of victory: 12.336s
Laps completed: 18
Fastest lap: Dean Ferris 1m51.716s

Moto two results:
1. Dean Ferris
2. Kirk Gibbs
3. Kyle Peters
4. Kade Mosig
5. Nathan Crawford
6. Luke Clout
7. Luke Styke
8. Dylan Long
9. Brett Metcalfe
10. Todd Waters
11. Callum Norton
12. Kayne Lamont
13. Lachlan Davis
14. Hamish Harwood
15. Joel Green
16. James Alen
17. Daniel Milner
18. Joel Milesevic
19. Mathew Torrington
20. Charlie Creech

Race time: 32m28.546s
Margin of victory: 6.787s
Laps completed: 17
Fastest lap: Dean Ferris 1m53.409s

MX1 overall results:
1. Dean Ferris 70
2. Kirk Gibbs 64
3. Kyle Peters 60
4. Nathan Crawford 54
5. Kade Mosig 53
6. Luke Clout 47
7. Luke Styke 47
8. Dylan Long 47
9. Todd Waters 47
10. Callum Norton 39
11. Lachlan Davis 39
12. Kayne Lamont 37
13. Hamish Harwood 37
14. Joel Green 33
15. Daniel Milner 30
16. Joel Milesevic 28
17. James Alen 27
18. Mathew Torrington 26
19. Brett Metcalfe 22
20. Charlie Creech 22

MX1 championship standings
1. Dean Ferris 633
2. Kirk Gibbs 553
3. Kade Mosig 489
4. Todd Waters 468
5. Luke Styke 455
6. Kyle Peters 431
7. Luke Clout 425
8. Brett Metcalfe 375
9. Nathan Crawford 358
10. Joel Green 300
11. James Alen 280
12. Lachlan Davis 278
13. Dylan Long 250
14. Keiron Hall 233
15. Hamish Harwood 231
16. Zak Small 218
17. Aleksandr Tonkov 218
18. Izak Maule 217
19. Brodie Sims 206
20. Charlie Creech 179

Verdict:
CDR Yamaha’s Dean Ferris was unstoppable despite the fact he could wrap up the title in the second moto of the day, which exactly what he did with a perfect 1-1 scorecard to be crowned the 2017 MX1 champion. KTM Motocross Racing Team’s Kirk Gibbs gave it all he had, but second was the best he could manage around the challenging circuit. Kyle Peters (Wilson Coolair Motul Factory Suzuki) was third, landing on the podium for the first time this season, while Nathan Crawford (Mega Fuels Monster Energy Kawasaki) and Kade Mosig (DPH Motorsport Yamaha) were fourth and fifth respectively. Pole-sitter Brett Metcalfe was looking impressive in the early stages before a crash saw him bow out of the opening race, however upon return in race two, he was unable to bounce back the pace he held at the beginning of the day.

MX2

Image: MXN.

Pole position: Egan Mastin 1m51.471s

Moto one results:
1. Egan Mastin
2. Hayden Mellross
3. Mitchell Evans
4. Wilson Todd
5. Jay Wilson
6. Dylan Wills
7. Hamish Harwood
8. Kyle Webster
9. Kaleb Barham
10. Jayden Rykers
11. Cooper Pozniak
12. Hugh McKay
13. Lochie Latimer
14. Connor Tierney
15. Tomas Ravenhorst
16. Joel Evans
17. lyndon snodgrass
18. Jarrod Kelly
19. Maximus Purvis
20. Jayden Conforto

Race time: 32m19.348s
Margin of victory: 5.396s
Laps completed: 17
Fastest lap: Egan Mastin 1m53.082s

Moto two results:
1. Egan Mastin
2. Wilson Todd
3. Mitchell Evans
4. Hamish Harwood
5. Jay Wilson
6. Dylan Wills
7. Kyle Webster
8. Kaleb Barham
9. Jayden Rykers
10. Hayden Mellross
11. Tomas Ravenhorst
12. Connor Tierney
13. Maximus Purvis
14. Joel Evans
15. Lochie Latimer
16. isaac ferguson
17. lyndon snodgrass
18. Jarrod Kelly
19. Jayden Conforto
20. Hayden Matterson

Race time: 23m10.136s
Margin of victory: 5.031s
Laps completed: 12
Fastest lap: Mitch Evans 1m54.353s

MX2 overall results:
1. Egan Mastin 70
2. Wilson Todd 60
3. Mitchell Evans 60
4. Hayden Mellross 53
5. Hamish Harwood 52
6. Jay Wilson 52
7. Dylan Wills 50
8. Kyle Webster 47
9. Kaleb Barham 45
10. Jayden Rykers 43
11. Tomas Ravenhorst 36
12. Connor Tierney 36
13. Lochie Latimer 34
14. Joel Evans 32
15. Maximus Purvis 30
16. Cooper Pozniak 30
17. lyndon snodgrass 28
18. Jarrod Kelly 26
19. Jayden Conforto 23
20. Hugh McKay 23

MX2 championship standings
1. Wilson Todd 550
2. Egan Mastin 547
3. Mitchell Evans 536
4. Hamish Harwood 479
5. Kyle Webster 446
6. Dylan Wills 431
7. Jayden Rykers 414
8. Jackson Richardson 365
9. Richie Evans 350
10. Joel Evans 313
11. Tomas Ravenhorst 281
12. Ricky Latimer 246
13. Aaron Tanti 232
14. Jayden Conforto 209
15. Lochie Latimer 198
16. Jarrod Kelly 192
17. Jay Wilson 184
18. Calib Best 174
19. Lachlan Wilson 166
20. Connor Tierney 150

Verdict:
Egan Mastin (Davey Motorsports KTM) did exactly what he needed to do to put himself right in the championship hunt, taking two commanding race wins to gain 10 points on class leader Wilson Todd (DPH Motorsport Yamaha), putting him within three markers. Todd was second overall for the day after a highly-spirited performance in race two, tying on points with rival Mitch Evans (Serco Yamaha, who was credited third on count back. In his return to Australia, Hayden Mellross (DPH Motorsport Yamaha) went 2-10 for fourth overall, followed by Hamish Harwood (Davey Motorsports KTM) in fifth.

Related