Ross Beaton on the charge at Raymond Terrace
Luke Styke with his first podium appearance in the Pro Lites with 2nd overall

Podiums Aplenty for GYTR / Rockstar Yamaha at Raymond Terrace

31 May 2010

The Yamalube/ GYTR / Rockstar Yamaha team commanded plenty of podium space after an impressive performance at round five of the Rockstar MX Nationals at Raymond Terrace over the weekend.

Three out of the four riders pulled down a podium spot on a surprisingly good MX Central track that copped plenty of lead up rain but was in top shape come race time.

Ross Beaton nailed down his first moto win and podium position of the year placing second in the Under 19 class. On the back of 3-1-2 moto finishes, Beaton landed in second place for the round and maintains his second place on the championship standings.

“Each week my racing has been getting better and today was a good result for the work I have been putting in. I was as fast as anyone on the track but just needed to get up the front earlier to win races and take the overall.”

“But I am happy with how things went and looking forward to more success at the next round, “Beaton offers.

For the second round in succession, Harley Quinlan stood on the podium finishing third overall at Raymond Terrace. Quinlan over come early mechanical issues to post 4-3-4 results and continue his climb back into the point’s race after missing the first round through injury.

“It’s always good to be up on the podium and third is another pretty good result. The team work hard all weekend to keep me on track and again I can’t thank them enough,” he said.

Shaun Redhead continued his solid form from the Toowoomba round with another top ten finish at the Raymond Terrace. Redhead charged through the pack in every moto and finished the day in equal ninth place and also picked up a few spots in the overall standings.

“I just couldn’t get the starts I needed to be up the front and pick up on the front runners pace. My speed felt much better today and I am looking to continue gaining momentum as the series moves on,” Redhead said.  

But the break out performance on the team belonged to Luke Styke. After posting the fourth fastest lap in qualifying, Styke nailed the start in the opening two motos and went on to two second place finishes. Moto three also had Styke in the lead pack and his 2-2-6 performance impressed many and placed him second overall for the round, his first ever podium finish fin the Pro Lites class.

The podium finish has also lifted Styke to fifth overall in the Pro Lite class, a great effort so far from the 2009 Under 19 champ.

“After round two, I just went back to basics and having fun and it seems to have worked as every round since I have been getting better results. Today I was confident of a good finish and had a goal to run top five, but coming second is awesome and my mechanic Cory deserves plenty of credit,” Styke said.

The Rockstar MX Nationals now takes a three week break before picking up round six in Albury. All riders plan on keeping up the momentum gained over the past two rounds and look for continued success at Albury.

Round Five Results – Raymond Terrace
Under 19

Rider

Manufacturer

Results

Points

1st Josh Cachia

KTM

1-2-1

72points

2nd Ross Beaton

Yamaha

3-1-2

69points

3rd Harley Quinlan

Yamaha

4-3-4-

56points

4th Ethan Martens

KTM

5-5-5

48points

5th Matthew Phillips

Honda

8-6-6

43points

6th Hamish Dobbyn

Suzuki

2-4- 0

40 points

7th Luke Arbon

Kawasaki

7-0-3

34points

8th Kieran Leigh

Yamaha

14-7-8

34points

9th Dylan Peterson

Honda

16-8-7

32points

10th Shaun Redhead

Yamaha

10-12 -9

32points

Pro Lites

Rider

Manufacturer

Results

Points

1st PJ Larsen

KTM

1-1-1

75points

2nd Luke Styke

Yamaha

2-2-6

59points

3rd Michael Phillips

Honda

9-3-2

54points

4th Ryan Marmont

KTM

3-9-3

52points

5th Cody Mackie

Kawasaki

6-4-5

49points

6th Kirk Gibbs

Yamaha

5-11-4

44points

7th Lawson Bopping

Suzuki

7-10-7

39points

8th Michael Addison

Honda

10-7-10

36points

9th Bryan Mackenzie

Kawasaki

11-5-11

36points

10th Kade Mosig

Suzuki

4-0-8

36points

Overall Standings- After Round Five
Under 19
1st Josh Cachia – 273
2nd Ross Beaton – 240
3rd Matthew Phillips – 203
4th Luke Arbon – 197
5th Dylan Peterson – 195
6th Hamish Dobbyn – 177
7th Harley Quinlan – 175
8th Kieran Leigh – 158
9th Ethan Martens – 145
10th John Phillips – 140
13th Shaun Redhead – 87

Pro Lites
1st PJ Larsen -282
2nd Kirk Gibbs – 227
3rd Ryan Marmont – 215
4th Cody Mackie – 213
5th Luke Styke – 184
6th Lawson Bopping – 178
7th Ford Dale- 176
8th Michael Phillips – 168
9th Luke George – 141
10th Kade Mosig - 137

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