Jay Wilson on his way to victory at Hervey Bay
Joel Dinsdale worked hard for his podium position

GYTR Yamaha Crowd MXD Podium at Hervey Bay

1 Aug 2013

The GYTR Yamaha team turned in one of its strongest performances of the year with Jay Wilson taking the round win and Joel Dinsdale in third at round seven of the MX Nationals in Hervey Bay.

Jay Wilson has tuned his season around in the last month taking impressive results in the MX2 class at Conondale, winning the Queensland based Sunshine State Motocross Series, second place at Appin and now around win at Hervey Bay.

It’s been a big few weeks for Wilson and he continues to find top form and the round seven results were a good reward for his persistence and hard work. He started the day strongly qualifying in third place and was confident he could take that speed into moto one.

After a good start, Wilson was able to move into the lead in the opening laps and take control of the race. He fought off a strong challenge from Dinsdale to take the race win, his first for the GYTR Yamaha team at the MX Nationals this season.

Moto two and again Wilson was at the pointy end and in second place. A fall from the race leader briefly gave him the lead but he knew that all he required was a second place in the final moto to secure the round victory.

“I’m pumped to get the win today and continue to get myself back in contention. I did pretty well here last year and I knew if I could get through the first couple of turns in a good position, that I could do get a great result.

“The win lifts me to third in the points which is good but we still have a lot of racing to do and I need to make up some points, so the plan is to keep going for it right to the last corner of the last race and see how I end up,” Wilson said.

For the first time this year both GYTR Yamaha riders stood on the podium with Joel Dinsdale taking third place for the round with his 2-3 results. Dinsdale locked in behind Wilson in moto one and stayed close to keep the pressure on. He never got close enough to make a passing attempt but shadowed his teammate over the finish line for a team 1-2 in race one.

Race two wasn’t without drama for Dinsdale. He worked his way into third by lap three and was threatening to take up the fight to the leaders but moments later  he fell in a turn and lost plenty of positions to drop just outside the top 10.

The 17 year old charger put his head down and worked his way back through the field to finish in third giving him third for the round, just one point behind the second placed rider.

“To finish up third today after a few hiccups along the way was pretty good. I want to be a bit more consistent on the days when things aren’t 100% and I was happy to get better at it today.

“I’m really enjoying my first year at the MX Nationals and continue to learn a lot about how to race and how to set up my bike. The tracks form a lot different to when I raced juniors and it’s been a big learning curve for me,” Dinsdale explains.       

Jay and Joel now sit third and fourth respectively in the MXD championship, only one point apart and 23 points from second place. With the three rounds remaining both guys hope to climb higher on the points table before the championship is over.

Round Seven Results - Hervey Bay
1st Jay Wilson – 67 (GYTR Yamaha)

2nd Hamish Harwood – 63
3rd Joel Dinsdale – 62 (GYTR Yamaha)
4th Jack Simpson – 54
5th Corey James – 48
6th Jake Emmanuelli – 46
7th Jesse Madden – 44
8th Dylan Wilson – 43
9th Joel Wightman – 42
10th Dakota Court – 39

MXD championship standings -After five of eight rounds
1st Hamish Harwood – 307
2nd Jack Simpson – 279
3rd  Jay Wilson – 257 (GYTR Yamaha)
4th Joel Dinsdale 256 (GYTR Yamaha)

5th Jesse Dobson – 249
6th Corey James – 226
7th Joel Wightman – 221
8th Logan Blackburn -205
9th Jake Emmanuelli – 180
10th Nick Scott - 176

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