News 19 Oct 2017

Strong result for Tierney at Bacchus Marsh

Team WBR Bulk Nutrients press release:

Australian Supercross kicked back in to action on Saturday for round 2 of the championship. The track was huge with over one minute lap times and plenty of tricky sections to keep the riders guessing.

WBR Bulk Nutrient Yamaha rider’s Aaron Tanti and Conner Tierney where up for the challenge. Both boys got the track sorted and negotiated all the tricky lanes straight up in practice.

For Qualifying Aaron sat in 4th position and Connor 6th until the where pipped on the final lap Qualifying 6th and 8th for the session which was a great result and a good pick for the gate come the final.

The boys were fired up and wanted a good showing for the round both got average starts mid pack to back but both charged hard to make many passes. Everything was looking good and on lap 5 we were sitting 4th and 8th with both boys looking like they had plenty in the tank.

Our guy’s where extremely good in the massive whoops and managed to make a good advantage on the competition each lap through them. On Lap 6 Aaron closed up on a competitor and mad a split decision to change lines for the next section.

Unfortunately it bit him as he had a nasty crash over the bars and was also collected by the next rider through. Aaron got up with his Jersey torn and his bike and body banged up.

Aaron returned to the pits to have his master cylinder repaired, front straitened and he also broke a spoke in the incident.

Aaron got back out on the track and circulated a lap down to eventually finish 17th. This was a disappointing result as Aaron had posted the third fastest time in the race before the crash and we are left wondering what could have been.

While all this was happening Connor was getting better with each passing lap and with two laps to go he had a chance of fourth place as he got onto the back wheel of Dylan Wills. Unfortunately Connor had a mishap with a lapped rider which cost him valuable time and also another position relegating him back to 6th on the last lap.

Although Connor could smell fourth he was extremely happy with a 6th as he continues to build momentum on the series. The writing is on the wall and the potential is to have both riders in the top five in the coming races. The next round is in a fortnight in Virgina S,A which will be a new venue for the series.