News 17 Apr 2019

Rookie MX2 campaign coming together says Malkiewicz

Youthful talent earns first top 10 of the season at Broadford.

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Reigning MXD and junior motocross 125cc world champion Bailey Malkiewicz says his rookie MX2 campaign is coming together in the 2019 Pirelli MX Nationals after lodging an improved seventh overall placing at Broadford’s third round last weekend.

The youthful talent has yet to make in impact on the front of the field, seemingly facing difficulties in the opening round, however he displayed signs of promise on Sunday as he continues to adapt to the highly-competitive category.

Piloting a DPH Motorsport Husqvarna FC 250, Malkiewicz is confident he can challenge teammate and defending champion Wilson Todd before the season concludes.

“Things are starting to come together for me now,” Malkiewicz commented. “I still have some more to learn, and I’m taking on-board a lot from everyone in the team. I was penalised for waiting too long for the green flag in qualifying though, otherwise I could have qualified as high as third with the lap I put in.

“I’m confident that I’ve got the speed to run towards the front, so some more work on my starts, and reducing some of the small mistakes I’m making and then I’ll be looking to chase Wilson down!”

The number 47 sits 13th in the championship standings as the series heads to Murray Bridge in South Australia for the first double-header of the season, scheduled for 4-5 May.

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