Billy Mackenzie holds down third in the MX1 championship with one round to go.

Mackenzie Holds Down Third in MX Nats After Penultimate Round

27 Aug 2013

CDR Yamaha’s Billy Mackenzie continues to hold down third place in the premier MX1 division with one round remaining of the 2013 MX Nationals.

Mackenzie battled his way to sixth place overall at round nine of the championship held at Toowoomba over the weekend. He started the day all guns blazing, winning the important Superpole event by having the fastest qualifying time in the session.

Mackenzie took fifth in race one and seventh in the second moto and combined with the five points gained from Superpole he finished in fifth place overall for the round.

He sits third in the championship, 38 points clear of fourth.

“I felt great in qualifying and Superpole but I couldn’t put it together in the races. “I’m not sure why that is as I like the Toowoomba track and the club did a great job of preparing it.

“We have one round to go next week and Coolum so it’s important that I finish the championship the right way and earn a podium position in the series.”

Mackenzie was the lone ranger for the CDR Yamaha team as Lawson Bopping has dropped out of the series due to illness. Tests during the week confirmed Bopping has Glandular fever and he will not contest the final two rounds as he recovers.

“I had been feeling off since the half way break and been struggling with energy and fitness but tests weren’t really showing anything,” states Bopping. “It wasn’t until just last week I got some answers and at least know what I’m up against and what treatment is needed.”

The CDR Yamaha team will look to Coolum for the final round of the MX Nationals. Coolum has been a happy hunting ground for the CDR crew in the past and are looking for another great finish to the season.

Round Nine Results- Toowoomba
MX1

1st Matt Moss - 71
2nd Kirk Gibbs - 68
3rd Todd Waters - 57
4th Jake Moss - 56
5th Billy Mackenzie – 55 (CDR Yamaha)
6th Adam Monea - 53
7th Jay Marmont - 50
8th Cody Cooper - 49
9th Gareth Swanepoel - 45
10th Sam Martin - 42

Championship Standings- After Round Nine
1st Matt Moss - 582
2nd Todd Waters - 557
3rd Billy Mackenzie – 516 (CDR Yamaha)
4th Cody Cooper - 478
5th Kirk Gibbs - 475
6th Jake Moss - 444
7th Lawson Bopping – 407 (CDR Yamaha)
8th Jay Marmont - 383
9th Adam Monea - 376
10th Sam Martin - 294 

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