News 2 Aug 2018

Waters hopeful MXGP break leads to improvements at Lommel

Queenslander completes two-day test in deep sandy conditions.

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Australian world motocross championship contender Todd Waters is hopeful the short break in the MXGP series will promote improvements in his results at this weekend’s grand prix hosted in Lommel, Belgium.

Since recovering from a broken collarbone, Waters has been racing to reach an adequate level of bike fitness as he endeavours to catch back up to the field, posting a number of modest finishes in his return to the world championship.

The Honda HRC rider is eyeing off a top 10 finish – which has come considerable close to – following two days of testing in conditions that will resemble this weekend’s notoriously sandy and rough circuit.

“We had the chance to ride Lommel a couple of days last week and we are now in the middle of a two-day test with the team to prepare for what is a deep sand grand prix,” Waters explained.

“I think we are on track and I’m looking forward to this weekend’s GP at Lommel. It’s a very demanding track, but hopefully we will be able to improve our performance and consistency throughout the races and get closer to the top 10.”

The Queenslander’s best result in in the four grand prix he’s completed came at the MXGP of Asia in Indonesia, where he lodged a 13th place finish despite battling a stomach illness.