News 12 Nov 2017

Todd displeased with Blose clash on night two of AUS-X Open

DPH Yamaha rider still in the title hunt after horror night in Sydney.

Image: AUS-X Open.

Wilson Todd is still in championship contention after enduring a horror main event on night two of the Monster Energy AUS-X Open in Sydney, which was the result of an early clash with eventual winner and newly-imported American Chris Blose (Penrite Honda Racing).

Todd, who won the opening night of the event, expressed his displeasure in the move from Blose, which saw the pair both taken out on lap two, leaving the DPH Motorsport Yamaha rider with a moderately-damaged YZ250F.

As Blose was able to remount quickly, Todd went onto crash three more times in the 15-lap affair, demoting him to second in the championship standings after building a seven-point advantage the night prior.

“The night was going alright at the start, I pulled a holeshot and won my heat again,” Todd said to “Come the main event, I got the holeshot in that, and we just have one team that likes to bring in riders and screw up championships for everyone. It happens, we just have to deal with it and go into next weekend and give it our best shot.

“When I got taken out the first time, my bars were twisted – I was going into the whoops and my bars were on like a 90-degree angle. It’s just pretty sketchy, I wanted to catch the guys in front of me – I didn’t want to just slow down. I’m just going to give it my all – win it or bin it!

“I’m happy with that one (Saturday night’s win), but that’s the small picture – we want to work towards the championship, but it’s going to be tough now.”

The pair will meet again next weekend at the final round of the Australian Supercross Championship in Jimboomba, Queensland, where defending champion Jackson Richardson (Serco Yamaha) enters as the favourite with a five-point buffer in the standings.