News 31 Jul 2019

Lack of patience led Wilson to Moree sprint race error

MX2 title challenger bounces back with top five finish at the penultimate stop.

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Former MX2 champion Jay Wilson believes a lack of patience in the first sprint race at Moree’s Pirelli MX Nationals led him to crash out of podium contention on the opening lap.

The Yamalube Yamaha Racing contender was attempting a pass on leader Dylan Wills (Davey Motorsports KTM) when he crashed suddenly, the incident only intensified when championship rival Wilson Todd (DPH Motorsport Husqvarna) collided with him upon remounting.

The popular Queenslander was able to bounce back from the crash to keep his title hopes alive, lodging a 12-3 scorecard for fifth overall in the shorted schedule.

“The day didn’t go as I would have liked and that crash in the opening race was a result of me just wanting to get to the front as fast as I could,” Wilson explained. “Looking back, I probably could have been a little more patient but I felt I had opportunity to make it happen, I just didn’t execute it as well as I should have.

“Race two was better and I was applying plenty of pressure to Wilson Todd but couldn’t find a way past. The championship is still tight and with five riders still a mathematical change of winning it, no one can take it easy. It’s an exciting end to the championship and I can’t wait to hook in at Coolum and give it my best.”

Wilson currently sits third in the championship standings ahead of this weekend’s double-header finale at Coolum in Queensland, six points behind second’s Kyle Webster (Penrite Pirelli CRF Honda Racing) and 24 points behind leader Todd.