Ross Beaton on the gas and on the way to his first round win of 2010
Harley Quinlan came home fourth at Albury in the U19 class

Beaton Breaks Through for MX National Win

28 Jun 2010

GYTR Rockstar Yamaha’s Ross Beaton turned in his best performance of the 2010 season claiming the round win at round six of the Rockstar MX Nationals at Albury over the weekend.

Racing in the Under 19 championship, Beaton won the day with team mate Harley Quinlan in fourth place in a successful round for the team. 

Beaton took the win in convincing fashion taking 4-1-1 finishes in the three points paying races to narrow the margin in the championship chase. Beaton looked on song from the moment he hit the track and the only blemish came in the opening moto while battling for the lead, Beaton tucked the front and hit the dirt.

Motos two and three were text book performances with Beaton taking control of the race and racing to comfortable victories.

“I knew coming into this round I had to make a move and get my championship hopes back on track. The crash in race one was unfortunate, but I wasn’t going to die wondering. I am here to win races and I was just trying to get to the front.”

“But still, I can’t complain with how things turned out and I can’t thank my team and mechanic Dan enough for the work they continue to put in,” said the victorious Beaton.

Harley Quinlan started the day slowly with average starts on the wet and greasy cement. But as the day went on, his starts and on track results improved and he snared fourth for the round on the back of his 7-5-2 finishes. Race three was a Yamaha freight train out front with the two teammates running away with an impressive 1-2 finish.

Quinlan now sits in sixth place in the championship despite missing the opening round with injury and looks to be coming home strong.

“I just kept spinning up on the concrete start, but when it dried out for the last moto and there was more traction, I was able to get a start with the lead group and pass my way to second. I am now sixth and not that far from third place with a few rounds remaining, so my goal now is to get on the podium for the championship,” Quinlan offers.

The day proved a little tougher for Shaun Redhead. A crash related DNF in moto two hurt his chances of a top 10 overall finish and he rounded out the day in 15th place.

Luke Styke also didn’t have the day he was after and finished in 10th overall in the Pro Lites class. Feeling the heavy effects of a  flu, Styke battled on bravely. Despite the result, Styke still runs an impressive seventh place overall in the championship in his first year of Pro Lites competition.

The team now looks towards round seven of the Rockstar MX Nationals to be held at Moree in NSW on July 18. All riders are well in contention for top round and championship positions and will continue to work hard to achieve their goals.

 Round Six Results - Albury
Under 19

RIDER

MANUFACTURER

RESULTS

POINTS

1st Ross Beaton

Yamaha

4-1-1

67points

2nd Josh Cachia

KTM

1-3-5

61points

3rd Dylan Peterson

Honda

3-2-4

60points

4th Harley Quinlan

Yamaha

7-5-2

52points

5th Matt Phillips

Honda

2-10-9

45points

6th Cameron Dillon

Honda

10-9-3

43points

7th Errol Willis

Suzuki

8-6-8

41points

8th John Phillips

Honda

6-13-6

38points

9th Kieran Leigh

Yamaha

11-8-7

37points

10th Alex Morris

Kawasaki

9-7-10

37points

  
Championship Standings – After Round six
1st Josh Cachia – 334
2nd Ross Beaton – 308
3rd Dylan Peterson – 255
4th Matt Phillips – 248
5th Luke Arbon – 231
6th Harley Quinlan – 227
7th Kieran Leigh – 195
8th John Phillips – 178
9th Hamish Dobbyn – 177
10th Ethan Martins – 168

Round Six Results – Albury
Pro Lites

RIDER

MANUFACTURER

RESULTS

POINTS

1st PJ Larsen

KTM

1-1-1

75points

2nd Cody Mackie

Kawasaki

4-3-3

58points

3rd Ryan Marmont

KTM

3-5-7

50points

4th Ford Dale

Yamaha

2-4-11

50points

5th Jason Dougan

Yamaha

5-8-4

47points

6th Kirk Gibbs

Yamaha

6-2-12

46points

7th Lawson Bopping

Suzuki

7-10-5

41points

8th Kade Mosig

Suzuki

11-6-6

40points

9th Brendan Harrison

KTM

0 -7-2

36points

10th Luke Styke

Yamaha

9-11-8

35points

     
Championship Points- After Round Six
1st PJ Larsen - 357
2nd Kirk Gibbs - 273
3rd Cody Mackie - 271
4th Ryan Marmont - 265
5th Ford Dale - 226
6th Lawson Bopping - 219
7th Luke Styke – 219
8th Michael Phillips – 181
9th Kade Mosig – 177
10th Luke George – 161

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