News 12 Aug 2018

Todd earns maiden MX Nationals MX2 title in Coolum

Webster granted the overall win after equalling points with Wilson.

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Serco Yamaha’s Wilson Todd has earned the 2018 Pirelli MX Nationals MX2 crown today at Coolum’s final round of the series in Queensland, while CRF Penrite Honda Racing’s Kyle Webster rounded out the season with an overall win in the category.

Jay Wilson (Yamalube Yamaha Racing) stormed to victory in the opening 30-minute plus one lap encounter after remaining unchallenged for majority of the outing. Hamish Harwood (Davey Motorsport KTM) claimed the hole-shot with Wilson and Richie Evans (Yamalube Yamaha Racing) in tow, although it was Wilson who stole the lead on lap two and never looked back.

Penrite CRF Honda Racing’s Kyle Webster put in a heroic performance, closing in order leader Wilson before going down, however recovered to seal second ahead of Harwood, Evans and Jayden Rykers (Raceline Pirelli KTM). The top 10 was rounded out by newly-crowned champion Todd, Kaleb Barham (Husqvarna), Ricky Latimer (Ride Red Honda), Jy Roberts (Husqvarna) and Cooper Pozniak (Yamaha).

Complete Parts Kawasaki Racing’s Aaron Tanti edged his way to the hole-shot in race two, however it was race one winner Wilson who grabbed the lead in the coming corners. It wasn’t long before Webster negotiated his way into the top spot, ultimately running away with a 8.404s advantage over Wilson.

Harwood settled for third in a relatively tame race for the quarter-litre field, as champion Todd and Roberts concluded the first five. Fulfilling positions six through 10 was Joel Evans (Husqvarna), Barham, Pozniak, Tanti and Kale Makeham (Penrite CRF Honda Racing). Webster was granted the overall on countback ahead of Wilson and Harwood, while in the standings it was Todd, Harwood and Tanti.

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