News 28 Jun 2023

MX3 challenger Mather 'still in the fight' for championship

Raceline Husqvarna Berry Sweet Racing rider remains in contention.

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Toowoomba opening moto winner Jack Mather is confident that the fight for the national MX3 title isn’t over yet, approaching the final two rounds of the 2023 Penrite ProMX Championship determined to reduce the deficit to red plate-holder Byron Dennis.

Mather – now 25 points outside of Dennis in the standings – entered Echo Valley off the back of a challenging day at Gillman where he was fourth overall after admittedly making too many mistakes.

Qualifying sixth fastest at Toowoomba, the Raceline Husqvarna Berry Sweet Racing rider charged to an important moto one victory, crossing the line 1.786s in front of title-rival Dennis. Despite taking the second moto chequered flag in third, Mather was classified P5 after receiving a two-position penalty for sweeping the start mesh with a broom.

“Today was good, led some laps and moto one came away with the win,” Mather told MotoOnline after finishing second overall. “Moto two, had a really good start and was up front, went down, but fought my way back and ended up second overall for the day.

“The track today was very challenging – the long hills, the sun, everything sort of played a part – but we were able to get through the day, and the track was super-cool. The goal was definitely to be leading the championship at this stage, but we are second in the points. We can’t complain about that, and we are still in the fight… We’re not out of this yet.”

During the ProMX break, the current SX3 champion indicated that he would begin training for the Australian Supercross Championship, before focusing back on the outdoors as two rounds remain in the ProMX season. Next will be Queensland Moto Park (QMP) on 13 August.