News 16 Jul 2019

Waters salvages fourth in a 'bad weekend' at Maitland

Queenslander relinquishes points lead in New South Wales.

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DPH Motorsport Husqvarna’s Todd Waters has expressed his disappointment after finishing fourth at Maitland’s Pirelli MX Nationals in a self-described ‘bad weekend’, which saw him relinquish the premier class points lead in the process.

The popular Queenslander qualified fourth in Superpole before notching up a pair of sixth place finishes in the opening sprint races, granting him a moto one result of sixth.

He returned to make amends in the final 16-lap affair, mustering a P4 performance for fourth overall. The result has demoted the number 47 to third in the standings, 12 points behind returning red-plate holder Luke Clout (CDR Yamaha Monster Energy).

“I’m pretty disappointed after that to be honest,” Waters stated. “Fourth overall is a good result for a bad weekend, but I’ve made no secret of the fact that I want to win races.

“I was second fastest on-track in qualifying and ended up with a slightly slower lap than that in Superpole for fourth gate pick. In all three races, I managed to move forward on the FC450 after each race start, so there’s positives to take away, but I’ll head back home with some things to concentrate on before Moree.”

The MX Nationals resumes on 28 July for round eight of the series, set to take place at Moree in New South Wales.