News 29 May 2019

Form improving for Waters in American campaign

Australian Pro Motocross contender 13th overall at round two.

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Australian Todd Waters believes his form is improving during his brief American campaign, finishing last weekend’s second round of the 2019 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship at Fox Raceway P13 in the overall classification.

Waters, who’s racing the first three rounds as a privateer aboard Husqvarna machinery, lodged a 16-11 scorecard at the weekend’s stop following a pair of spirited performances.

The overall result places the popular Queenslander 14th in the championship rankings – six points shy of the top 10 – as his final appearance is scheduled for this weekend at Thunder Valley.

“The track was fast and smooth, with limited line options,” Waters explained. “Unfortunately, in race one I was taken down on lap one by [Justin] Hill. I put the hammer down and pushed from 35th to 16th. I was disappointed with this result as I felt my speed was better than this.

“The track started to deteriorate which suited my riding style and I was able to capitalise on my fitness and stamina towards the end of the moto. After crossing the finish line at the end of lap one in 17th position, I charged through to pass some top level riders and couldn’t quite get close enough to [Justin] Barcia to finish behind him in 11th. 16-11 [results] for 13th overall.

“It’s not the result that I’m wanting, however I feel like my riding and pace is progressing. I also feel really comfortable with my bike set-up and can’t thank Husqvarna USA and my other partners enough for making this possible.”

Waters is due to return home and resume his title hunt in the Pirelli MX Nationals, where’s he’s currently ranked third, 10 points down on series leader Luke Clout (CDR Yamaha Monster Energy).