DPH Motorsport press release:
Appin, NSW played host the second round of the MX Nationals, with the DPH Motorsport Husqvarna Factory racing team travelling from their Victorian workshop to South West Sydney in their quest to become the 2018 Champions.
After qualifying 3rd fastest, Dylan Wills went to a 3-8 result in the MX2 class to come away with 5th overall to leave the FC250 racer 9th in the 2018 Championship hunt. Meanwhile in the MX1 class, Kade Mosig took the bigger, 450 Husqvarna machine to 6-8 finishes to secure 8th overall and moving to 6th in the Championship.
DPH Husqvarna team owner, Dale Hocking. “The track wasn’t what I expected it to be after the last few years, with the prep team changing tack, meaning we didn’t see the huge ruts that we’re used to seeing at Appin. Dylan once again showed impressive speed in qualifying and rode exceptionally well under pressure during race 1 to take home a well deserved 3rd, and if wasn’t for a crash, I’m sure he would have been battling for a podium spot in the second. In MX1 Kade didn’t get the starts he needed in both races, and with a field this strong, it takes a lot of work to move forward, but Kade did a great job to retain some points and keep his Championship hopes alive .”
MX1 Racer Kade Mosig: “It was a rough day for me at Appin, I felt comfortable on the Husqvarna 450,I just didn’t get the starts I needed to be up the front, after getting in some heavy battles and working really hard both motos just did my best to get points on the board. We will be working extra hard in preparation for the double header at wonthaggi in 3 weeks. Huge thanks to all the DPH motorsports team and supporters Husqvarna, VP Racing Fuels, WP Suspension, Stompgrip, Dunlop, Motorex and everyone that is behind me”.
MX2 Racer, Dylan Wills: “I’m really happy with the way I rode on Sunday. I still have some work to do, but it feels like the pieces are starting to come together. I felt good through race one and I actually felt even stronger in the second race, but after getting caught up at the start, I was in the back half of the field, pushing hard and managed to crash towards the end of the first lap. I had to put my head down and concentrate to claw my way back through the field to 8th, passing a lot of riders turning some solid, consistent laps. I really want to thank the entire DPH crew as well as my family, I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for those guys”.
DPH Motorsport Husqvarna Factory Racing team now have a few weeks to analyse the opening 2 rounds and come together again at Wonthaggi, VIC on May 20 for the 3rd round of the 10 round MX Nationals series.
For more details on the entire series, head to www.mxnationals.com.au
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