Joel Dinsdale on his way to an impressive round victory at Broadford
Jay Wilson

Dinsdale Dominates MXD In Broadford

20 May 2013

GYTR Yamaha racer Joel Dinsdale broke through for his first round win in the MXD category with an emphatic victory at round four of the MX Nationals hosted by the Broadford Circuit in Victoria.

Dinsdale signalled his intentions with a race win at the previous round at Wonthaggi, a fortnight ago, and that confidence boosting result had him primed and ready for bigger things in the coming rounds.

On the wet, challenging and hilly Broadford track, Dinsdale settled into fourth place in the early laps of race one. He moved to third and then pounced on a mistake by the leaders and hit the front just past half race distance. From then on, he was able to put in some fast clean laps and break clear of his rivals to rack up the race win in moto one.

Moto two saw the 16 year old from Mackay hit the lead by the second corner. He put his head down and got to work, managing to stretch out his lead as the race progressed. The gap was big enough to handle a small fall on the final lap when he collided with a lapped rider as he was able to regather his machine, get going and cross the finish line with time to spare.

The 1-1 result now sees Dinsdale sit in fourth place in the standings with five rounds to come. He is slowly but surely digging his way out of the hole he put himself in after the opening round.

“Today was awesome and the best feeling to win at a high profile event like the MX Nationals. The track was tough to ride and it could hurt you if you tried to be too aggressive or over- rode it.”

“We have a bit of a plan going and when it all goes right and I carry it out, the results seem to come, so I reckon we will stick with it and try and keep this momentum going for the remainder of the championship,” Dinsdale explains.

It was a trying day for Jay Wilson who entered the round battered and bruised after a huge practice crash during the week. Wilson fronted the start line and was well inside the top 10 in moto one before attempting a pass on the wet and sloppy track only to fall and lose valuable time. He managed to climb back to seventh place by the end of the moto.   

Race two and things looked brighter in the early going with Wilson in fourth and pressuring the two riders directly ahead of him. That all came unstuck when he got cross rutted and fell from his bike and took considerable time to get up and rolling again. He battled on to the finish but was well down the field and he rounded the day out in 11th overall and slipped to seventh in the championship.

“It was a frustrating day and I can’t seem to get any momentum going this year. But, I’m going to keep working hard, keep trying to be a better and faster racer and I will turn my year around.”

“There is a bit of a break in the racing soon, so I will take a look at a few things, get refreshed and come out swinging before this championship is over,” he says.

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Round Four Results – Broadford
1st Joel Dinsdale – 70 (GYTR Yamaha)

2nd Hamish Harwood - 64
3rd Jesse Dobson - 56
4th Corey James - 53
5th Tomas Ravenhorst - 50
6th Nick Scott - 49
7th Joel Wightman - 47
8th Joel Evans - 43
9th Dakota Court - 43
10th Logan Blackburn - 40
11th Jay Wilson – 39 (GYTR Yamaha)  

Championship Standing- After Round Four
1st Hamish Harwood - 184
2nd Jesse Dobson - 165
3rd Jack Simpson - 162
4th Joel Dinsdale – 159 (GYTR Yamaha)
5th Nick Scott - 152
6th Corey James - 135
7th Jay Wilson – 130 (GYTR Yamaha)
8th Joel Wightman - 130
9th Logan Blackburn - 128
10th Tomas Ravenhorst - 114

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