News 2 May 2021

Clout and Budd top qualifying at Canberra

Yamaha racers top the charts at the second round of the ProMX championship

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Yamaha racers Luke Clout and Rhys Budd have put themselves in the box seat for the second round of the 2021 Penrite ProMX Championship at Canberra, ACT, after qualifying the fastest in the two premier classes.

CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Racing’s Luke Clout qualified the fastest in the Thor MX1 Top 10 shootout. Clout, Todd Waters (Husqvarna Racing Team) and Kirk Gibbs ( Terrafirma Equipment Sales Honda) all posted lap times in the 1:31 mark around the fast, hard-pack circuit.

Red plate holder Regan Duffy (KTM Racing Team) and GasGas Racing Team’s Aaron Tanti rounded out the top five.

Hayden Mellross (CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Racing Team), Brett Metcalfe (Mongrel Boots Honda Racing), Maximus Purvis (WBR Bulk Nutrients Racing), Jai Walker (Honda) and Matt Moss (102 Motorsports Yamaha) filled the remaining positions in the top 10.

Yamalube Yamaha Racing’s Rhys Budd set the pace early in Pirelli MX2 qualifying and was never headed after setting a scorching time of 1:28.968 – the only rider of the field to drop below the 1:30 mark.

Delcon Civil Honda’s championship leader Kyle Webster finished qualified second-fastest, narrowly ahead of Queenslander Noah Ferguson (GasGas).

Alex Larwood (WBR Yamaha Bulk Nutrients Racing) and Jace Cosford (Yamaha) completed the top five.

Positions sixth through to 10th were filled by Levi Rogers (Yamalube Yamaha Racing), Jesse Dobson (Serco Yamaha), Jay Wilson (Yamalube Yamaha Racing), Nathan Crawford (Serco Yamaha) and Liam Andrews (WBR Yamaha Bulk Nutrients Racing).