News 17 Aug 2022

Learning experience for Rogers in QMP breakout ride

Podium finish a season-best race result for MX2 contender.

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WBR Yamaha rider Levi Rogers gained valuable insight from his breakout ride at Queensland Moto Park (QMP) which saw him finish the second MX2 moto in third.

The Queensland teenager shot out of the gate to slot into P2 behind Nathan Crawford and remained within striking distance of the number 199 for the first six laps.

“It was awesome, I haven’t been up the front before, especially that far and felt so much better than being back in the chaos,” Rogers explained to MotoOnline. “Just tried to follow and copy [Nathan] Crawford as best as I could, just learned and tried to ride the same pace.

“I was hanging with him for a while then sort of faded towards the end. The pace at the front is really high come to the end of the year, and it felt a lot better.”

Jesse Dobson ultimately passed Rogers in the closing stages, but the podium finish still marks the number 34’s strongest result to date in the 2022 series. He was 10th in moto one after being involved in a first corner crash and landed fifth overall for round seven.

Rogers rider made the switch to the WBR team from Yamalube Yamaha Racing for 2022, however, missed the opening two rounds of ProMX due to injury. He was also sidelined from Maitland, with his previous best finish coming in moto two at Coffs Harbour, where he was fifth.