News 15 Jul 2019

Maitland ‘far from a disaster’ declares points leader Todd

Factory Husqvarna pilot salvages fifth overall in New South Wales.

Image: Foremost Media.

Reigning MX2 champion and current points leader Wilson Todd has declared his fifth overall placing at Maitland’s seventh round of the Pirelli MX Nationals yesterday was ‘far from a disaster’ after his championship advantage was reduced to just 10 points.

The DPH Motorsport Husqvarna ace was over a second clear of his nearest rival in qualifying, however he admittedly was uncomfortable in the pair of motos, finishing race one in P4, while he recovered from an opening lap crash in moto two for P6.

The Queenslander’s ‘off’ day in New South Wales was taken advantage of by title threats Kyle Webster (Penrite Pirelli CRF Honda Racing) and former champion Jay Wilson (Yamalube Yamaha Racing), who were first and third overall respectively and now sit 10 and 20 points behind the number one plated Husqvarna.

“Even though I was over a second faster than everyone in qualifying, I just didn’t feel comfortable today in the races,” Todd admitted. I had a strong position in the first race, and a crash in the second while leading, so it just didn’t come together.

“I finished fourth and sixth, so it’s far from a disaster and I still keep the lead in the championship, but I expect to win. This gives me some motivation though to put in the work before next round.”

The MX Nationals now heads to Moree in New South Wales on 28 July, before wrapping up with a double-header at Coolum in Queensland on 3-4 August.

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