Sam Martin on his way to fifth for the day at Horsham

Martin Maintains Top Five IN MX Nats

18 Jul 2012

GYTR Yamaha’s Sam Martin put together a consistent day at round seven on the MX Nationals as he took fifth place for the round and now sits fifth overall in the MXD championship standings, just a handful of points away from third.

Martin kicked off his day in fine style logging the second fastest lap in qualifying and was feeling confident on the rutted and technical Horsham track. He raced his way to fourth on moto one, fifth in moto two and seventh in the final race to take 48 points and fifth for the day.

“Qualifying and the first two races were ok, but I’m not happy with race three. I wasn’t aggressive enough, didn’t make passes fast enough and didn’t race to the level I know I can. I feel I have let the team and myself down and I just want to get to the next round and redeem myself,” Martin said.

Wade Hunter took up a guest ride for the GYTR Yamaha team at the Horsham round when Shaun Redhead was a last minute withdrawal. Hunter instantly impressed posting the fastest lap in qualifying and giving the team a dream 1-2 start for the day.

Unfortunately it didn’t carry over into the racing with Hunter taking 6-13-15 with crashes upsetting his day. Still it was a great experience for the North Queenslander and he will now continue with the team for the remainder of the MX Nationals.

“I was stoked at getting P1 in qualifying and was confident I could get the job done in the races. In Moto one I was right there in third and catching the front two when I started to push a bit too hard and made a lot of mistakes.

“Moto two was a bit of a crash fest as I charged my way to a good spot after I fell in the first turn, only to fall off again later in the moto. Moto three just didn’t work out. But, I’m thankful to the GYTR Yamaha team for this opportunity and look forward to the final three rounds with them and hopefully giving them a good reward.”

Follow the GYTR Yamaha team on, www.facebook.com/GYTRYamaha or for a full list of results and more information on the MX Nationals, www.mxnationals.com.au 

Round Seven Results – Horsham
MXD

1st Kayne Lamont 70
2nd Dylan Leary 60
3rd Dylan Long 60
4th Kale Makeham 58
5th Sam Martin 48 (GYTR Yamaha)
6th Jay Wilson 45
7th Nicklas Scott 39
8th Mitch Norris 39
9th Ben George 38
10th Wade Hunter 29

Championship Standings – After Round Seven
1st Kayne Lamont 354
2nd Dylan Long 325
3rd Dylan Leary 294
4th Kale Makeham 289
5th Sam Martin 289 (GYTR Yamaha)
6th Jay Wilson 270
7th Joel Milesevic 230
8th Mitch Norris 190
9th Wade Hunter 155
10th Mitch Budd 145

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Shayne Rice
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