Features 25 Sep 2017

Breakdown: 2017 AUS Supercross Rd1 Jimboomba

The vitals from round one of Australian supercross in Queensland.

MotoOnline.com.au breaks down the specifics from race day at round one of the 2017 Australian Supercross Championship in Jimboomba, Queensland.

SX1

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Heat one results:
1. Daniel REARDON
2. Kade MOSIG
3. Todd WATERS
4. Nathan CRAWFORD
5. Joel WIGHTMAN
6. Nick SCHMIDT
7. Luke WILSON

Race time: 6m22.439s
Margin of victory: 0.960s
Laps completed: 8
Fastest lap: Kade MOSIG 49.789s

Heat two results:
1. Justin BRAYTON
2. Luke CLOUT
3. Dylan LONG
4. Daniel HERRLEIN
5. Jesse DOBSON
6. Cheyne BOYD
7. Dean FERRIS
8. Matt HAWORTH

Race time: 6m14.377s
Margin of victory: 7.178s
Laps completed: 8
Fastest lap: Justin BRAYTON 48.834s

Main event results:
1. Justin BRAYTON
2. Dean FERRIS
3. Daniel REARDON
4. Luke CLOUT
5. Todd WATERS
6. Nathan CRAWFORD
7. Dylan LONG
8. Cheyne BOYD
9. Joel WIGHTMAN
10. Kade MOSIG
11. Daniel HERRLEIN
12. Jesse DOBSON
13. Luke WILSON
14. Nick SCHMIDT

Race time: 16m23.251s
Margin of victory: 5.360s
Laps completed: 20
Fastest lap: Justin BRAYTON 49.035s

Championship standings:
1. Justin BRAYTON 25
2. Dean FERRIS 22
3. Daniel REARDON 20
4. Luke CLOUT 18
5. Todd WATERS 16
6. Nathan CRAWFORD 15
7. Dylan LONG 14
8. Cheyne BOYD 13
9. Joel WIGHTMAN 12
10. Kade MOSIG 11
11. Daniel HERRLEIN 10
12. Jesse DOBSON 9
13. Luke WILSON 8
14. Nick SCHMIDT 7

Verdict:
Once moving into the lead throughout the opening laps, defending champion Justin Brayton (Penrite Honda Racing) proved to be unstoppable, claiming a commanding win on the challenging circuit. CDR Yamaha’s Dean Ferris was an impressive runner-up on debut with the 2018 YZ450F, he battled with third place holder Dan Reardon (Mega Fuels Monster Energy Kawasaki), which saw the duo trade places on a number of occasions. Crankt Protein Honda Racing teammate Luke Clout and Todd Waters completed the 20-lap main fourth and fifth respectively in what were both strong performances.

SX2

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Heat one results:
1. Gavin FAITH
2. Jay WILSON
3. Aaron TANTI
4. Mitchell EVANS
5. Kyle WEBSTER
6. Geran STAPLETON
7. Dylan WOOD
8. John PRUTTI
9. Nick SUTHERLAND
10. Lochie LATIMER
11. Blake COBBIN
12. Callum NORTON
13. Maximus PURVIS
14. Chandler BURNS
15. Caleb GOULLET

Race time: 5m35.935s
Margin of victory: 2.162s
Laps completed: 7
Fastest lap: Mitchell EVANS 50.036s

Heat two results:
1. Hayden MELLROSS
2. Wilson TODD
3. Dylan WILLS
4. Jayden RYKERS
5. Jackson RICHARDSON
6. Jesse MADDEN
7. Cooper POZNIAK
8. Taylor POTTER
9. Ricky LATIMER
10. Connor TIERNEY
11. Jye DICKSON
12. Egan MASTIN
13. Evan HOOD

Race time: 5m33.090s
Margin of victory: 8.270s
Laps completed: 7
Fastest lap: Hayden MELLROSS 50.395s

Main event results:
1. Hayden MELLROSS
2. Gavin FAITH
3. Mitchell EVANS
4. Jay WILSON
5. Wilson TODD
6. Jackson RICHARDSON
7. Dylan WILLS
8. Aaron TANTI
9. Geran STAPLETON
10. Callum NORTON
11. Kyle WEBSTER
12. Cooper POZNIAK
13. Taylor POTTER
14. Dylan WOOD
15. Connor TIERNEY
16. Nick SUTHERLAND
17. Jesse MADDEN
18. Lochie LATIMER
19. Jye DICKSON
20. Jayden RYKERS

Race time: 12m18.138s
Margin of victory: 10.765s
Laps completed: 15
Fastest lap: Hayden MELLROSS 49.919s

Championship standings:
1. Hayden MELLROSS 25
2. Gavin FAITH 22
3. Mitchell EVANS 20
4. Jay WILSON 18
5. Wilson TODD 16
6. Jackson RICHARDSON 15
7. Dylan WILLS 14
8. Aaron TANTI 13
9. Geran STAPLETON 12
10. Callum NORTON 11
11. Kyle WEBSTER 10
12. Cooper POZNIAK 9
13. Taylor POTTER 8
14. Dylan WOOD 7
15. Connor TIERNEY 6
16. Nick SUTHERLAND 5
17. Jesse MADDEN 4
18. Lochie LATIMER 3
19. Jye DICKSON 2
20. Jayden RYKERS 1

Verdict:
It was a brilliant performance from DPH Motorsport Yamaha’s Hayden Mellross, who kickstarted his 2017 Australian supercross campaign with a thrilling victory. The New South Welshman worked his way into the lead prior to halfway mark, before navigating his way to a comfortable win. American Gavin Faith (Penrite Honda Racing) was second despite leading from the early stages, as Mitchell Evans was a highly-impressive third after pushing his way through the field. Raceline Pirelli KTM’s Jay Wilson finished a respectable fourth, edging out DPH Motorsport Yamaha’s Wilson Todd.

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