Mitch Evans racked up 2-2 resuls for second overall at Nowra
Jordan Hill struggled with his starts but vows to be better at Conondale

Mitch Evans back on the Podium

4 Jul 2016

Yamalube Yamaha Racing’s Mitch Evans made a return to the podium with a second place finish at round six of the MX Nationals, held at Nowra on the weekend.

Contesting the MXD (under 19) class, Evans put together two consistent motos to finish second in each to land in second place for the day and lift him to third overall in the championship with four rounds remaining.

Evans continued on his good form shown at the last MXD round and charged his way to second place in race one and shadowed the race winner across the finish line.

Moto two saw Evans pull the holeshot but he was unable to hold the position and by the midway point, Wade Kirkland moved into the lead. Evans kept the pressure on and the pair were separated by a handful of bike lengths for most of the race but he couldn’t regain the lead.

“Was a good day without being amazing,” Evans said after the event. “We worked pretty hard during the break and I really wanted to get a win here but I didn’t get it done but I feel like I’m heading in the right direction so I can’t wait for Conondale.

“My starts were better today so that was a positive, now just to keep building on that each round and continue to go after race and round wins,” Evans said.

Jordan Hill suffered from average starts in both motos and had to claw his way through the pack each time. He took eighth in race one and then improved in moto two to take fifth to end the day in sixth overall.

The Nowra track can be difficult to make passes on so Hill had his work cut out for him but continued to fight hard as he made his way forward.

“I wasn’t feeling great on the track today and I’m not sure why as I had a great lead up to the event and was confident of a good showing. My starts and opening lap were an issue today as this track strings the field out pretty fast and you need to be need the front early to get good results.

“But, the team and I will continue to work on things and the next round will we be much better,” Hill ends.

Round seven takes place at Green Park, Conondale on July 17 and for the Yamalube Yamaha team it is a home town race with the team based just an hour down the road in Brisbane.

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For more information and a full list of results, www.mxnationals.com.au

Round Six Results – Nowra
MXD

1st Wade Kirkland
2nd Mitch Evans (Yamalube Yamaha Racing)
3rd Connor Tierney
4th Cooper Pozniak
5th Lochie Latimer
6th Jordan Hill (Yamalube Yamaha Racing)
7th Kaleb Barham
8th Zak Small

Overall Standings – After Round 6
1st Connor Tierney – 310
2nd Wade Kirkland – 292
3rd Mitch Evans – 276 (YZ250F)
4th Cooper Pozniak – 274
5th Jordan Hill – 264 (YZ250F)

 

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