News 22 Jul 2021

Improvements continue as Todd claims MX2 career-best

Increased intensity key for Australian international to continue upward trend.

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Grand prix export Wilson Todd made further improvements at Oss as he scored a career-best sixth in moto one of the MX2 World Championship round.

Todd was fourth in the early stages before eventually finishing the race in sixth and admittedly struggling with intensity after his arm-pump surgery last month.

The 23-year-old made another good start in the second moto, however lost a large amount of time in a crash trying to make a move for seventh, ultimately finishing the race in 12th, placing him ninth overall for round four with a 6-12 scorecard.

“This weekend was definitely an improvement, 6-12 for ninth overall,” Todd explained. “I dropped it early in moto two trying to get a pass, which hurt the overall position. I feel like I’m settling into the class well, but I’m missing that extra fitness – raising the intensity to make the passes.”

The strong weekend wasn’t completely straightforward for the Bike It MTX Kawasaki rider, as the main mechanic for the team was forced to be absent from the round after testing positive to Covid-19, meaning team manager Steve Dixon was on the tools for the Australian.

“Going back on the tools after many years was a bit of a change, two weeks ago I was running a GP and now I’m here running the T-bars for Wilson Todd,” Dixon stated.

“The last time I was here was 1991 I think! It was good to be back here and also get a better understanding of how things work for the mechanics. We’ve had to pull together to get the job done, Wilson looked really good and the potential is really coming through.”

The next round of the MXGP World Championship is set to take place this weekend in Loket, Czech Republic, on 25 July, where Todd will be looking to make his way into the top five in MX2.