News 28 Mar 2022

Podium result of Waters 'the minimum goal' this season

Former champion ready to take on double duties in Mackay.

Image: Foremost Media.

A consistent 4-3 scorecard for third overall at Wonthaggi opened Todd Waters’ 2022 Penrite ProMX account in convincing form, the Husqvarna Racing Team rider later declaring that a podium result is ‘the minimum goal’ for each round this season.

Waters kept his nose clean throughout both motos at round one, capitalising on his rivals’ mistakes to move his way forwards as each race progressed.

“It’s always good to start with a podium result and that’s our minimum goal at each round,” Waters explained. “From that side of things, we’re happy, but I did expect to win and I’m disappointed to not achieve that.

“The track was really challenging today, so we made some changes as the day progressed and we made some improvements. It feels like we haven’t raced each other for a long time, but now we know where we’re at and where we need to improve for Mackay.”

Round two of 2022 ProMX takes place in just under two weeks at Mackay on 10 April, where Waters will be the sole leading motocross rider competing doing double duties while also competing in rounds two and three of the Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) at the same venue.

“I’m excited about that round – I’ll be racing both the Australian Off-Road Championship and the ProMX over three days, but I’m fitter than I am fast at the moment and I can’t wait for the challenge,” Waters added.

Waters currently sits 12 points behind current champion and red plate-holder Luke Clout. Race victories and a continuation of consistent podium finishes will be important in the upcoming rounds to keep the number 47 in title contention come the season finale at Coolum, a track where he is notoriously competitive.