News 16 Apr 2019

Privateer Dobson encouraged by Broadford top five

Husqvarna rider maintains P5 championship ranking.

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Jesse Dobson has been encouraged by delivering another strong performance at Broadford’s Pirelli MX Nationals on Sunday, the Husqvarna-mounted privateer determined for more after landing inside the top five overall.

The popular Queenslander has been highly-impressive this season, cementing his plans to contest the championship just days out from the season-opener last month.

Dobson ranked fifth in the combined Sprint race results, and went onto back up the morning’s performances with a fifth place finish in the final outing, crediting him fifth overall.

“A positive and consistent day for me,” said Dobson. “It was good to be in superpole again and I felt like my lap was solid even though I made a slight mistake, so I was happy to start the day strong. I got great starts in both the back-to-back races, but lacked the intensity in the early stages of the race, giving me some work to do to stay with the lead riders.

“Arm-pump became an issue in both races for me, so I was glad to come away with a sixth and fifth. The last race of the day was a slow start, but I tried to relax and pick my way through the field, I fought my way back to fifth which I’ll take. Overall, I’m satisfied with the day, but I want more – I’m happy with my fitness considering the lack of bike time I’ve had and I’m confident as the season progresses, I will too.”

Visiting Estonian Erki Kahro (KTM) also ranked highly in the MX1 category, finishing up sixth, as MX2 privateers Jy Dickson (KTM), Riley Dukes (Husqvarna) and Ricky Latimer (Yamaha) all performed strongly to complete positions eight through to 10.