News 18 Sep 2018

Motocross champion Todd rues main event mistake at Jimboomba

SX2 contender vows to make amends at Coolum's AUS Supercross.

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Recently-crowned Pirelli MX Nationals MX2 champion Wilson Todd is bitterly disappointed with how his main event at Jimboomba’s opening round of the Australian Supercross Championship panned out, when he made a costly mistake while recovering from an earlier incident

The Serco Yamaha contender was vying for a podium position when came into contact with another ride throughout the whoop section prompting an off-track excursion, however while returning from the setback, an additional error meant the Queenslander was forced to accept the loss of a number positions.

Todd wound up seventh in the 15-lap stint, which has fuelled a fire within the number two, who’s vowed to make amends at round two of the series in three weeks time.

“I’m disappointed with the final on Saturday,” Todd declared. “I passed one of the US guys just before the whoops, then suddenly we hit at the end of the whoops and I’m off the track and trying to get control of my bike. I was able to get going again but then I lost traction on one of the slick spots on the track and went down while I was in third.

“From there, I think I forgot how to ride a dirt bike and struggled to the end of the race. But, I’m determined to get things back on track at round two.

“We have a couple of weeks off before the next round so I will keep working hard and learn from some of the things I could have done better in the weekend. Seventh isn’t a great start to the series but I will bounce back and there isn’t much room for error over the next four rounds.”

Coolum on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland will play host to round two of the Australian Supercross Championship on 6 October.