News 24 Aug 2022

'Probably no better track' for Rogers' maiden MX2 win

WBR Yamaha rider concludes injury plagued campaign on top.

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Continuing his strong form to conclude the 2022 Penrite ProMX season, WBR Yamaha’s Levi Rogers scored a career-first MX2 victory in moto two at Coolum and said there is ‘probably no better track’ to achieve the feat.

The Queensland-based teenager put on an impressive charge in race two, and from outside of the top five was on the rear wheel of leader Nathan Crawford by lap eight.

Rogers made his move shortly after and stretched out an advantage to take the final win by 7.319s, scoring the 25 points at arguably one of the most physically demanding venues on the calendar. It marks a fairytale ending to what has been an injury-plagued 2022 campaign and comes off the back of a breakthrough podium at Queensland Moto Park (QMP) last weekend.

“To win your first moto and lead at Coolum, especially in the second moto, there’s probably no better track to do it at,” Rogers explained to MotoOnline. “You could say it is the hardest track we come to, and it definitely was the roughest one I have rode this year. To finally get that done, last couple of rounds I have been riding good but to put it all together for a moto feels really good.”

A DNF in the first moto at round eight meant Rogers finished the weekend eighth overall, and 15th in the MX2 championship standings after missing multiple events.