Kyle Webster lands on the podium at Coolum with a third place finish
Wilson Todd showed plenty of speed

GYTR Yamaha Podium Finish at Coolum

2 Sep 2014

The GYTR Yamaha team landed on the podium at the final round of the 2014 MX Nationals with guest rider Kyle Webster landing in third place on his YZ250F.

Webster was drafted into the team for the final two rounds after championship leader Jed Beaton broke his leg in a fall prior to round nine of the championship and has made the most of his opportunity with the factory MXD team.

Hailing from WA, Webster likes the soft and sandy based Coolum circuit and put his sand skills to good use finishing the day with 4-3-3 results to take third for the round.

“I was a bit frustrated after last weekend at Gladstone as I probably should have finished on the podium but I made some mistakes that cost me so I was determined to make amends this weekend.

“I was able to get pretty good starts in all three races and stay up near the front without crashing so it made life much easier.

“Working with the GYTR Yamaha team has been a fantastic experience and everyone on the team has been so helpful the last couple of rounds and I have learned a lot from it,” Webster said.

Poor starts and first lap issues were the Achilles heel in Wilson Todd’s day. He entered the round full of confidence after dominating the Gladstone round and  he immediately set the fastest lap in qualifying on Saturday.

But in both moto one and two he was left way down in the field after colliding and falling with other riders. Each time he managed to pick himself up and climb from near last back to sixth place in the 20 minute events. Race three saw him get through the opening lap unscathed and he went on to finish in second place with his 6-6-2 results netting him fifth on the day.

Todd rounded out the championship in fourth place which is an incredible result for the 16 year old who was thrown into the MXD championship at the last minute.

“I really wanted to win today but my starts weren’t great and I tangled with other riders down the front straight. I was able to ride the track okay, but coming from that far back was always going to make it tough to win here,” Todd explains.   

Despite missing the last two rounds, Jed Beaton finished the championship in sixth place and established himself as a star of the future with his fast and mature racing.

“I’m really proud of what all three riders achieved this year,” said team manager, Scott Bishop. “We unearthed three really talented and hardworking riders who are already making waves in professional racing. Each of them put in a huge commitment to their racing and to see how far they have come as riders and people has been rewarding.”

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Round 10 Results – Coolum
MXD

 1st Nathan Crawford – 105
2nd Egan Mastin – 90
3rd Kyle Webster – 88 (GYTR Yamaha)
4th Jayden Rykers – 84
5th Wilson Todd – 82 (GYTR Yamaha)
6th Jack Simpson – 71
7th Zak Small – 70
8th Brock McLeary – 65
9th Dylan Wills – 61
10th Jesse Madden – 61

Final Championship Standings
1st Egan Mastin – 603
2nd Nathan Crawford – 573
3rd Jack Simpson – 554
4th Wilson Todd – 526 (GYTR Yamaha)
5th Jayden Rykers – 479
6th Jed Beaton – 459 (GYTR Yamaha)
7th Aaron Tanti – 437
8th Kyle Webster – 431 (GYTR Yamaha)
9th Brock McLeary – 419
10th Zak Small - 323    

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Matt Ferry
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