News 13 Aug 2018

MX2 championship podium a 'huge achievement' for Tanti

Eighth overall at Coolum's finale grants Kawasaki ace third in the standings.

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Complete Parts Kawasaki Racing’s Aaron Tanti has labelled his third place finish in the Pirelli MX Nationals MX2 championship as a ‘huge achievement’.

The talented New South Welshman, who ended his 2017 campaign in 15th position, scored his maiden overall win this season with a host of podiums to his credit.

The number 18 narrowly missed out on the runner-up spot in the season rankings, falling short to Hamish Harwood (Davey Motorsport KTM) after a difficult encounter at Coolum’s 10th and final round yesterday.

“It was a tough weekend for me,” Tanti admitted. “I didn’t have the flow from the get-go – I wasn’t happy with how I was riding and I was a little tight, but in moto two I improved in my riding.

“It would have been good to get second in the championship, although third is a huge achievement for me from where I came from. I’m happy with it and I’m really thankful for the team believing in me.”

With the Australian Supercross Championship just a month away from commencing at Jimboomba in Queensland, Tanti will shift his attention towards making an assault at the SX2 crown.