News 9 May 2023

'We're still in the hunt for this championship' – Tanti

Reigning ProMX champion third in 2023 title race at halfway point.

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CDR Yamaha Monster Energy’s Aaron Tanti is confident he’s ‘still in the hunt for this championship’ and enters the second half of the 2023 ProMX season third in the title race, 26 points from red plate-holder Dean Ferris.

Tanti emerged from Appin as a red plate-holder but misfortune in the drenched Albury conditions saw him slip to sixth in the standings, 28 points from MX1 leader at the time Jed Beaton (Boost Mobile Honda Racing).

Determined to regain lost ground at Maitland, Tanti qualified fastest on Saturday and made his way to the front in the opening moto, before a mistake dropped him back and he ultimately finished third.

Running second for the majority of moto two, Tanti finished third in the end after a late move from teammate Luke Clout, and then completed the final race of the weekend in P3 after he tucked the front with three minutes remaining.

“It was a tough one, I’m not really happy with my results,” Tanti recalled to MotoOnline. “I hit the deck two of the races on the weekend when I was in the lead in the first one and I was going for the lead in the second crash.

“Very frustrating, we got things to work on. My pace and everything was good, we are just getting better every round really. We are still in the hunt for this championship, it’s still got four rounds to go and some good tracks of mine coming up. Looking forward to getting back to the training when I go home and come out swinging.”

A 3-3-3 scorecard landed Tanti third overall at Maitland, with Gillman, South Australia marking the next stop of the 2023 Penrite ProMX Championship, set to be contested on 28 May.