News 28 Jun 2021

‘I’m not stressed at all about losing the points-lead’ - Duffy

MX1 rookie just shy of the podium at Maitland's ProMX.

Image: Foremost Media.

Premier class rookie Regan Duffy has declared he isn’t concerned about relinquishing the points-lead to Luke Clout (CDR Yamaha Monster Energy) after Maitland’s third round of the 2021 Penrite ProMX Championship.

The KTM Racing Team contender admittedly struggled to adapt to the conditions served up at the New South Wales venue, charging to fourth in moto one before being credited fifth in race two’s back-to-back format for fourth overall – just four points shy of the podium.

It was a weekend of opposite fortunes for rival Clout, who dominated proceedings to overcome Duffy in the championship rankings after earning the full 50 points on offer, which now sees him hold the red plate with a slender three-point margin over the teenager.

“The track wasn’t ripped as deep a what I was expecting and in qualifying struggled to gel with the conditions,” Duffy explained. “I didn’t get a great start in the opening race, but still worked my way up to fourth place from 10th, so I was pretty happy with that.

“In the first back-to-back race I got a good start, but had a small tip-over trying to make a move for third place and ended up in fourth. My start in the final race was pretty bad, but I came through for sixth and fourth overall on the day.

“I’m not stressed at all about losing the points lead. We’re only three points off the lead and my coach [Ross Beaton] has said I only need to be in front at the end of the last round, which is right! We’ll keep the training up, work hard and come back stronger in four weeks time.”

The ProMX championship now heads to Wodonga in Victoria on 25 July for round four of the series.