News 21 Jun 2019

Malkiewicz realigns target as MX Nationals resumes at Gympie

Factory Husqvarna rider eyeing promotion in the championship rankings.

Image: Foremost Media.

DPH Motorsport Husqvarna’s Bailey Malkiewicz has realigned his target after coming into form ahead of the mid-season break, which he utilised with a training campaign in America.

The reigning MXD and junior world champion seemingly struggled in the opening rounds of his transition to the MX2 category, however found his feet by Murray Bridge’s double-header, where he landed on the podium for the very first time with runner-up honours.

With a strong finish to the opening half of the season, and a confidence-boosting trip in the US throughout the extended break, Malkiewicz is a eyeing off a move through the championship rankings and into top five.

“I’ve had a really good break from racing, with plenty of bike-time both here and in the US and it’s really made me hungry to race,” Malkiewicz explained.

“My season’s been getting stronger and stronger, and I’m confident that I’ll be able to keep going in that direction. I’m eighth right now, only 14 points away from fourth place, so that’s the next goal for sure.”

The Pirelli MX Nationals returns to action this weekend at Gympie in Queensland, a new venue that will offer up a level playing field for the entire championship.