News 30 Mar 2022

Fourth 'an average weekend' for Dobson to open season

Queensland contender not content with 3-4 results at Wonthaggi.

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Following a fourth overall result in MX2 at the opening round of the 2022 Penrite ProMX Championship, Serco Yamaha’s Jesse Dobson was left wanting more after labelling his performance ‘an average weekend’ at Wonthaggi.

Dobson entered this season determined to improve on second place that he achieved in last year’s championship and understandably was underwhelmed with a 3-4 scorecard at round one.

“A bit of an average weekend for me, I ended up fourth overall tied for third, which in my eyes isn’t good enough,” Dobson recalled. “Wonthaggi is never an easy place to ride and it gives you a clear indication of how things are with your bike and fitness.

“I think I just needed some more sprint pace in the early laps of race two and my day would have finished a little better, but we move on to Mackay now and try and be better than I was here.”

Interestingly, Dobson leaves the 2022 season opener with the same points haul that he did this time last year at 38. After recovering from a broken collarbone sustained post-Wonthaggi last year and suffering at Canberra as a result, the Queenslander went on to take a career-best second overall at Maitland, which ultimately was the last round of the covid-shortened series.

If last season is a reference, Dobson will come on stronger as the year unfolds and will be one to watch at round two next Sunday at Mackay.