News 27 Jun 2021

Webster wins MX2 thriller at Maitland

Webster and Crawford trade race wins at the third round of the ProMX Championship

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Honda Racing Team’s MX2 championship leader Kyle Webster has won a thrilling day of racing at the third round of the 2021 Penrite ProMX Championship at Maitland, NSW.

Webster traded moto wins with Serco Yamaha’s Nathan Crawford, who broke Webster’s 2021 perfect race-win series streak in the second Pirelli MX2 outing.

When the gate dropped on the opening Pirelli MX2 race, it was Yamalube Yamaha Racing’s Jay Wilson who led the field through the first turn, followed by Kyle Webster (Honda Racing Team) and Rhys Budd (Yamalube Yamaha Racing).

After an off-track excursion, Webster made the pass for the lead in early stages of the race and pulled away.

Meanwhile, Jesse Dobson overcame an average start and began to work his way through the pack, while his Serco Yamaha team-mate, Nathan Crawford, was forced to DNF midway through the race.

While Webster controlled the moto from the front, Wilson, who’d handled pressure from Budd all race, fell on the final lap; his costly mistake saw him drop to fourth place behind Webster, Budd and Dobson. Husqvarna racer Dylan Wills rounded out the top five.

Brothers Noah and Isaac Ferguson (both GasGas) finished sixth and seventh, while Jayce Cosford, (Yamaha), Tomas Ravenhorst (KTM) and Ricky Latimer (KTM) completed the top 10.

Crawford holeshot the second MX2 race, but surrendered the lead temporarily to Wilson, while, series leader Webster made a big mistake on the opening laps and dropped as low as 15th position.

Up front, Crawford found his way past Wilson after a half-lap battle and began extending a lead.

Dobson was next to fight his way past Wilson after an intense scrap, while Webster fought his way through the pack to eventually finish fourth and take the round win.

Up front, Crawford took the moto win in a great bounce-back ride after the disappointing DNF in the opening race, followed by Dobson and Wilson.

Dylan Wills finished fifth, while the rest of the top 10 was filled by Budd, Noah Ferguson, Jai Constantinou (Husqvarna), Cosford and Korey McMahon (GasGas).

Detailed results