News 17 Jul 2018

Dunlop the tyre of choice at the Ranch

Dunlop Tyres Australia press release:

Rounds seven and eight of the MX Nationals were held at The Ranch in Raymond Terrace, just north of Newcastle in NSW over the weekend and proved, once again, Dunlop Geomax is the tyre to be on to succeed.

A revised format saw MX1 (450cc) and MX2 (250cc) racers have a single moto on Saturday, followed by a shorter race on Sunday morning to complete round seven, while back-to-back sprint races decided the eighth round of the championship.

It was another weekend of overall wins for CDR Yamaha’s Dean Ferris. However, the reigning champion didn’t have it all his own way in the MX1 class this time, with teammate Dylan Long taking two race wins and KTM Factory racer Luke Clout taking his first premier-class race win. In fact, over the four races, Dunlop had a 1-2 finish in every race, along with 1-2-3-4 in races two and three, with Penrite Honda’s Brett Metcalfe in the mix all weekend.

Dunlop Motorsport Manager Robbie Bugden: “The MX Nationals continue to produce some amazing racing, showing that we have some of the most talented racers in the world, and while some may not like the mixed race format of the weekend, I think all the fans who watched would agree the racing was incredibly entertaining at The Ranch. Congratulations to CDR Yamaha and Dean Ferris. They continue to dominate the premier class, with Dylon Long taking some race wins this time around, alongside the ever-consistent Ferris. DPH Motorsport have had a rough week, so it was great to see Dylan Wills take his first MX2 overall win, while Luke Clout taking his first MX1 win was another weekend highlight for Dunlop.”

Once again Dunlop dominated the MX2 class, with 1-2 finishes in all bar one race, with Wilson Todd showing why he’s leading the championship. Todd took two race wins, a fifth and a second over the weekend, while a hard-charging Dylan Wills won the final moto, coming home tied on points with Todd for round eight, taking his career first MX2 overall win.

With only two rounds remaining, the MX Nationals racers now head north to Gladstone, where on August 5 we’ll see if CDR Yamaha’s Dean Ferris can take enough points to seal the MX1 Championship with a round to spare.

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