Sunday morning sees fellow points-leaders Todd and Duffy extend advantages.
DPH Motorsport Husqvarna’s Todd Waters continues to edge closer to the Thor MX1 crown in the 2019 Pirelli MX Nationals after dominating moto one in today’s final round of the season at Coolum, Queensland.
Waters won Super Pole this morning and has been untouched with the title going down to the wire this weekend and, despite Luke Clout (CDR Yamaha Monster Energy) leading the initial portion, it was the red plate-holder who ultimately took control.
While Waters motored away to a 5.464s win over a resurgent Brett Metcalfe (Penrite Honda Racing) with Dylan Long (Empire Kawasaki) pressing on to take third, Clout dropped down the order to salvage fourth in an uncharacteristic result. The top five was completed by Jesse Dobson (Husqvarna), who was just ahead of Caleb Ward (Davey Motorsports KTM).
It was yet another standout privateer in Connor Tierney (Yamaha) who rode to seventh ahead of Richie Evans (Yamalube Yamaha Racing), Justin Rodbell (KSF Racing Suzuki) and Charlie Chreech (Husqvarna). A notable non-finisher was Kirk Gibbs (CDR Yamaha Monster Energy) after he exited in the mid-stages, while Hayden Mellross (Raceline KTM Thor) took vital points in 13th.
The opening Pirelli MX2 moto was split into the pair of sprint races this morning, with champion elect Wilson Todd (DPH Motorsport Husqvarna) topping the first one by 2.379s over title rival Kyle Webster (Penrite CRF Honda Racing) and Jay Wilson (Yamalube Yamaha Racing).
Sprint two saw Nathan Crawford (Serco Yamaha) rise to the occasion after finishing fourth in the outing directly prior, working his way by both Todd and Webster in one of his best performances all season. Crawford was 4.084s clear of Todd and Wilson as they finished, with Webster fourth this time out.
Collectively it was Todd who earned top points for another moto win to extend his lead, followed by Crawford and Wilson, with Webster’s title chances fading in P4. Aaron Tanti (Serco Yamaha) was next best, trailed by Joel Evans (Husqvarna), Morgan Fogarty (Davey Motorsports KTM), Bailey Malkiewicz (DPH Motorsport Husqvarna), Jai Constantinou (Honda) and Ricky Latimer (Yamaha).
In Motul MXD moto one it was red plate-holder Regan Duffy (Raceline KTM Thor) who turned the tables on Saturday victor Maximus Purvis (WBR Yamaha), riding to the win by 1.144s. Duffy controlled the moto, holding his Kiwi rival at bay across the line.
Behind the lead duo, Jai Walker (Husqvarna) was over 40 seconds back, but narrowly ahead of Noah Ferguson (KTM), while holeshot winner Liam Walsh (KTM) completed the top five. Positions six through 10 were filled by Rhys Budd (Penrite CRF Honda Racing), Tye Jones (Husqvarna), Brodie Ellis (Yamaha), Mackenzie O’Bree (Yamaha) and Ethan Ashmore (Husqvarna).