News 5 May 2019

Double wins for Clout in Murray Bridge MX1 sprint motos

Yesterday's overall winners Webster and Purvis victorious in MX2 and MXD.

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CDR Yamaha Monster Energy’s Luke Clout put forward a perfect 1-1 performance Murray Bridge’s Thor MX1 sprint races at round five of the 2019 Pirelli MX Nationals.

Clout capitalised on an uncharacteristic crash of yesterday’s winner Dean Ferris (Recover8 Raceline KTM) in moto one, who had led a large portion of the encounter.

The tip-over of Raceline Superpole winner Ferris with three laps remaining enabled Clout to race-on to victory, followed by Todd Waters (DPH Motorsport Husqvarna) just 0.950s behind, as Hayden Mellross (Raceline KTM Thor), Ferris and Justin Rodbell (KSF Racing Suzuki) were the top five.

In moto two of the back-to-back sprints, it was Clout who made his way to the front early, fending off advancements of Ferris. An attempted pass by Ferris on Clout saw him go down once again, ultimately remounting for fifth position this time around.

Clout then maintained the lead to the chequered flag, only 0.803s ahead of Waters, with Mellross and youthful American Rodbell third and fourth respectively. With the two races combining scores, Clout was awarded top points in the sprints over Waters, Mellross, Rodbell and Ferris.

Sixth belonged to Jayden Rykers (Suzuki), while Richie Evans (Yamalube Yamaha Racing), Lawson Bopping (Empire Kawasaki), South Australia’s Brett Metcalfe (Penrite Honda Racing) and Dylan Long (Empire Kawasaki) were the top 10 finishers.

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Saturday Pirelli MX2 class winner Kyle Webster (Penrite CRF Honda Racing) won the opening moto of round five.

Current points-leader Wilson Todd (DPH Motorsport Husqvarna) had troubles with his rear wheel while leading and wound up in 14th position.

That enabled Webster to ease to a 9.997s victory ahead of rookie Bailey Malkiewicz (DPH Motorsport Husqvarna), while Jay Wilson (Yamalube Yamaha Racing) made his way to third by race’s end. Serco Yamaha’s Aaron Tanti scored fourth, with top of the privateers Riley Dukes (Husqvarna) fifth.

Queenslander Ricky Latimer (Yamaha) crossed the line in sixth, followed by Morgan Fogarty (Davey Motorsports KTM), Jai Constantinou (Honda), Nathan Crawford (Serco Yamaha) and Jye Dickson, who is filling in for Raceline KTM Thor regular Jy Roberts in South Australia.

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After standing atop the podium yesterday, Motul MXD moto one went to Maximus Purvis (WBR Yamaha), two seconds clear of Regan Duffy (Raceline KTM Thor).

It was second of the WBR Yamahas, Jack Kukas, completing the top three. Mason Rowe (KTM) was fourth and Brodie Ellis (Yamaha) finished in fifth place to open the round.

Detailed results