News 29 Jun 2022

Waters 'struggling' with AORC and ProMX balance

Consistency continues with third overall at Maitland.

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Another consistent scorecard at Maitland saw Todd Waters land third overall in MX1, yet, the Husqvarna Racing Team rider has revealed he is struggling with the balance of competing in both Penrite ProMX and the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC).

Waters has shown front-running potential in both series throughout 2022, holding the red plate in ProMX after round three and scoring multiple podiums within the E2 category of AORC.

However, the former national motocross champion is yet to win a race in ProMX this season – a stat that is wearing thin on the number 47 – despite showing the pace to do so on several occasions. The latest 4-4 results at Maitland didn’t reflect his outright speed.

“Even though it was another podium, I’m a little disappointed with the overall result as I had the fastest lap-time in both races, but little crashes cost me what could’ve been a better result,” said Waters post-race.

“To be honest, I’m struggling with the balance of racing both the Australian Off-Road Championship and ProMX, so now when I race motocross I kind of feel like I’m trail-riding… I still feel good and I’m still in race-winning form, but I didn’t execute the result. I’m yet to win a race this year and I’m starting to run out of patience to make that happen! It’s time to start doing it.”

Waters is currently second in the Penrite ProMX Championship after five rounds, despite having to complete ironman ProMX and AORC double-duties in Mackay.

Off-road, he is third in the AORC E2 standings on 84 points, 16 away from leader Josh Green (ShopYamaha Off-Road Racing), and was also second in E2 in the 2022 Australian Four Day Enduro (A4DE). His next outing will be at the 2022 Penrite Hattah Desert race, commencing this Saturday.