News 7 Jan 2019

Todd to defend MX2 title with DPH Motorsport Husqvarna

Queenslander to pilot FC 250 on return to the Victorian squad.

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Reigning Pirelli MX Nationals MX2 champion Wilson Todd has confirmed he’ll defend his crown with DPH Motorsport Husqvarna in 2019, returning to the squad that assisted him to a breakout season in 2017.

Todd has spent his entire professional career, and much of his junior career, aboard Yamaha machinery, ultimately claiming the MX2 title in a commanding campaign throughout 2018.

The Queenslander admits a desired deal in Europe fell through as majority of seats in the Australian championship were already fulfilled, leaving him with limited options. However, DPH Motorsport pulled through to sign the talented 20-year-old, which will see it’s factory-prepared FC 250 fitted with the number one plate throughout the 10-round MX Nationals series.

“I’m looking forward to it and it’s nice to have a change,” Todd explained to MotoOnline.com.au. “It was a little bit funny working [2019] out – I had planned to go to Europe and was committed that, but it fell through and I didn’t have too many options.

“I really like the people and it’s a great team – I think we’ll work really well together. We go to the races and have fun – it’s really enjoyable and not like a business kind of thing, and the results will reflect that. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Todd has relocated from Queensland to Victoria and is currently residing with coach Ross Beaton, a move that allows him to be nearby DPH’s workshop while also utilising the state’s selection of ride parks to train on. Admitting his initial transition to the European-built machine took adjusting, he believes a week aboard the MX2 contender has him settled in already.

“DPH is really close and my mechanic Pynee is five minutes down the road,” he continued. “It makes it really easy for me, and if I do have any problems, my team and mechanic are here.

“I started riding the Husqvarna on 2 January and I’ve been living with Ross Beaton in Victoria, so I’ve got some time on the bike under my belt already and I’m really loving it. It’s taken a little getting used to with a whole different frame and engine, but I’ve really come around now and I’m enjoying it. I couldn’t ask for anything more.”

According to the team’s Instagram, Todd Waters and Bailey Malkiewicz will join the squad in 2019. More to come.

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