News 19 Mar 2023

Todd leads Appin MX2 qualifying

Beaton sets fastest MX1 time in early qualifying.

Image: Foremost Media.Honda-backed racers Wilson Todd and Jed Beaton have set the qualifying pace as the second round of the 2023 Penrite ProMX Championship got under way at Appin.

In the MX2 class, Todd’s (Terrafirma Honda Racing) lap-time of 2m05.448s was just 0.15s quicker than Yamalube Yamaha Racing’s Alex Larwood, with Nathan Crawford (KTM Racing Team) a further 0.36s back in third.

Reid Taylor (GasGas) impressed with a fourth-fastest time, ahead of Polyflor Honda Racing’s Brodie Connolly in fifth.

Jayce Cosford (Yamalube Yamaha Racing), Kayden Minear (KTM Racing Team), Serco Yamaha pairing Rhys Budd and Jesse Dobson, and Husqvarna rider Kaleb Barham completed the top 10.

Boost Mobile Honda Racing’s Jed Beaton claimed the honours in the first MX1 qualifying session, with a scorching lap-time of 1m49.631s, more than 1.3s faster than Brisbane Motorcycles Yamaha’s Dean Ferris and Boost Mobile Honda Racing team-mate Kyle Webster.

Kirk Gibbs (KTM Racing Team) and defending champion Aaron Tanti (CDR Yamaha Monster Energy completed the top five, while WBR Yamaha stand-in Matt Moss, GO24 KTM’s Brett Metcalfe and Kiwi Hamish Harwood (KTM) finished in the top eight.

Raceline Husqvarna Berry Sweet Racing’s Todd Waters finished ninth, while CDR Yamaha Monster Energy’s Luke Clout was given a three-position penalty for entering the mechanics’ area incorrectly and finished 10th.

Regan Duffy (GasGas Racing Team) failed to make the Top 10 Pole Shootout after qualifying 16th on the rutted track.

The Top 10 Pole Shootout will take place at 11:10am local time.

Detailed results