Joel Dinsdale took third overall at round three after winning the second moto
Jay Wilson looking for a good start to kickstart his MXD campaign
The MXD podium at Wonthaggi

GYTR Yamaha Starting to Find Form at MX Nats

7 May 2013

The GYTR Yamaha MXD team put in a much improved performance at round three of the MX Nationals at Wonthaggi with Joel Dinsdale landing on the podium in third place and team mate Jay Wilson fighting hard for a fifth place finish.

After a crash filled opening round, both riders were out to make amends at the loamy Wonthaggi track and get themselves back in the championship battle. The day started out strongly with Dinsdale qualifying in P3 while Wilson took P7 in a tight knit group.

Dinsdale worked hard in the opening laps of moto one after a poor start and had clawed his way into the top six. As the laps ran down he continued to move forward and with only a few laps to go, he was in a battle for fourth spot only to hit the turf and lose valuable positions. He managed to scramble his way back to seventh, but he was motivated to do better in moto two.

A top five start this time saw the 16 year old charger from Mackay right in the thick of the action. He picked off riders and made his way to the rear tyre of the race leader just before the half way stage. He pulled the trigger not long after and once in the lead, he raced off to an impressive race win and with it third spot on the podium.

The solid points haul has moved Dinsdale from 13th to seventh place in the championship standings after two rounds of MXD competition.

“It’s been a frustrating start to the season for me as I have had good lap times and put myself in good positions, only to make a mistake and fall off. I was determined to make any mistakes in the final moto today and I was able to get the win, my first at this level.”

“The team has been awesome in their support of me and I can’t thank them enough. Getting a good result is a reward for the work they all put in, I just wish I could have done it sooner for them,” Dinsdale explains.

Jay Wilson endured another character building weekend that saw him on the deck in each moto. Wilson has the speed and fitness to match anyone in the class, but small falls have cost him the results he was after.

Jay was involved in a first lap pile up in race one and charged back from 28th on lap 1 to finish in fifth place at the checkered flag. Moto two saw him mistime the start and again found himself at the rear of the field. He rammed his way towards the front and was in a battle for sixth with another rider they both collided and he fell again. He managed to salvage a seventh place finish and his combined 5-7 results landed him in fifth for the day and move to fifth in the championship.

“It was another frustrating day where I couldn’t get a good start and as a result I had to come from the back each race. I can’t show my speed as I’m always in traffic. But it was better than last round and I’m moving forward. If I can get my starts worked out, I’m sure I will get a good result,” Wilson said.   

The GYTR Yamaha team now focusses on round four of the championship to be held at the Broadford Motorsport complex on May 19.

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Round Three Results – Wonthaggi

1st Jack Simpson - 65
2nd Hamish Harwood - 64
3rd Joel Dinsdale – 59 (GYTR Yamaha)
4th Nick Scott - 51
5th Jay Wilson – 50 (GYTR Yamaha)
6th Jake Emanuelli - 47
7th Logan Blackburn - 44
8th Jesse Dobson - 44
9th Joel Wightman - 42
10th Dakota Court – 40

Championship Standings – After Round Three
1st Jack Simpson - 132
2nd Hamish Harwood - 120
3rd Jesse Dobson - 109
4th Nick Scott - 103
5th Jay Wilson – 91 (GYTR Yamaha)
6th Jake Emanuelli - 91
7th Joel Dinsdale – 89 (GYTR Yamaha)
8th Logan Blackburn - 88
9th Joel Wightman - 83
10th Corey James - 82

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