Lawson Bopping holds down second in the championship after three rounds
Billy Mackenzie had a weekend to forget

CDR Yamaha’s Lawson Bopping Maintains Third in MX Nats

8 May 2013

CDR Yamaha’s young gun, Lawson Bopping has maintained his solid third place in the championship standings after a consistent weekends racing at round three of the MX Nationals at Wonthaggi in Victoria.

Bopping started the day off brilliantly as he scorched around the sandy circuit in qualifying to take the fastest lap and go to the Superpole Challenge for the premier MX1 division. Unfortunately he wasn’t able to repeat the flying lap during Superpole and ended up with fifth pick of the gate.

In moto one he worked hard the entire 30 minutes and clawed his way to a third place finish. On his charge forward, he passed many of the championship contenders and looked in great shape. Moto two was much the same as he again mounted his charge from mid pack. When the finish flag flew, Bopping crossed the line in fourth place and his combined 3-4 finishes and the one point earned in Superpole landed him in fourth overall for the round.

“I felt really good today and my speed was as good as anyone’s so I wish I could have taken advantage of that and got on the podium.

“Three rounds in and I’m in third place, just two points off second, so it’s not a bad position to be in, I just have to keep it going at every round and make every race matter. The next round is at Broadford and I have had some success there, so it would nice to build on today and get on the box at the next round,” Lawson offers.

Team mate Billy Mackenzie suffered a terrible day topped off with a big crash in the final race while in a battle for fourth and fifth. Fortunately, he came away unhurt from the fall and has vowed to redeem himself at the following round.

“It certainly was an interesting day,” states team owner, Craig Dack. “Both riders need to find some consistency in their racing so we can make a real charge at this championship. Both obviously have the speed to do it, but we must execute at every round from now on.”

Round four of the MX Nationals will be run at the Broadford Motorsport Complex, just one hour north of Melbourne in two weeks’ time. The CDR Yamaha team and riders will continue to work hard in the championship chase.

For more information on the MX Nationals and a full list of results; www.mxnationals.com.au

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MX1 overall results – Round Three
1st Todd Waters - 73
2nd Matt Moss  - 63
3rd Adam Monea - 62
4th Lawson Bopping – 59 (CDR Yamaha)
5th Cody Cooper - 55
6th Kirk Gibbs - 50
7th Ford Dale - 48
8th Daniel McCoy - 44
9th Tye Simmonds - 42
10th Robbie Marshall – 41

Championship Standings – After Round Three
1st Todd Waters - 214
2nd Matt Moss - 170
3rd Lawson Bopping – 168 (CDR Yamaha)
4th Cody Cooper - 160
5th Billy Mackenzie – 159 (CDR Yamaha)
6th Tye Simmonds 140
7th Adam Monea 133
8th Ford Dale 133
9th Kirk Gibbs 126
10th Daniel McCoy 122

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Shayne Rice
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