Wilson Todd

QYJDT Blasts Through Hervey Bay

22 Mar 2010

The Queensland Yamaha Junior Development Team blew through Hervey Bay and with it took some big wins at round four of the Shell Advance Sunshine State Series held over the weekend.

Rounds two and three had previously been cancelled or postponed due to the wet conditions in the South East Queensland region and the Hervey Bay round was under serious threat as Cyclone Ului battered the Central Queensland coast, but conditions were perfect as Wilson Todd and Joel Dinsdale went about stamping their name down as championship contenders in the high profile series.

A month is a long time in racing. At the opening round of the series at Coolum, Wilson Todd (Steve Hunt Motorcycles) looked rusty as he returned from a serious shoulder injury. Fast forward to Hervey Bay and with some practice under his belt, Todd simply blew the opposition away taking six wins from six starts in the 9 to 11 years 85cc and the 10 to 12 years 65cc.

It was a huge return to form for the North Queenslander as he looked in control all day posting fast laps combined with his single eyed determination. He now leads both classes with a comfortable break over his rivals early in the series.

“I got the chance to do a bit of riding since Coolum and I feel much better on the bike now. I have full strength back in my shoulder and everything is 100%. My bike was great today which was good because Hervey Bay is such a rough and sandy track,” Wilson offered.

Team mate, Joel Dinsdale (Bullet Bikes) again put in another top notch performance and racked up two second place finishes in the 12 to 13 years 85cc and the 13 to 14 years Lites. In both classes Dinsdale was just a single point away from taking the round wins and he finished in the top two in all six races, winning two of them. Hervey Bay marked the first moto win for Dinsdale in the Lites class at this level.

“I am not sure whether to be happy or disappointed. I was second in both classes which is good, but to miss out on winning them is a bit frustrating. But, I increased my lead in the 85cc and made up a few points in the 125ccc, so I can't complain too much,” said the mature Dinsdale.

The Sunshine State Series now takes a break to make way for the three round Yamaha Queensland Motocross Championship starting on the Easter weekend at Mareeba. The next round of the Sunshine State series will be conducted at Toowoomba's Echo Valley on May 1 / 2 where the QYJDT riders will be looking to consolidate their places on the points table.

Round 4 Results- Hervey Bay
9 to 11 years 85cc
1st Wilson Todd Yamaha 1-1-1 = 75 points
2nd Seth Muller KTM 2-2-2 = 66 points
3rd Hunter Lawrence Kawasaki 3-3-4 = 58 points

12 to 13 years 85cc
1st Jesse Dobson KTM 1-1-3 = 70 points
2nd Joel Dinsdale Yamaha 2 -2-1 = 69 points
3rd Nathan Crawford Suzuki 4 -3-2 = 60 points

13 to 14 years Lites
1st Scott Mann KTM 3-1-1 = 70 points
2nd Joel Dinsdale Yamaha 1-2-2-= 69 points
3rd Brodie Downes KTM 2 -3-3= 60 points

SERIES POINTS After Hervey Bay
9 to 11 years 85cc
1st Wilson Todd – 147
2nd Seth Muller – 120
3rd Hunter Lawrence 112

12 to 13 years 85cc
1st Joel Dinsdale – 132
2nd Jesse Dobson – 116
3rd Nathan Crawford – 112

13 to 14 years Lites
1st Scott Mann -112
2nd Joel Dinsdale -105
3rd Jesse O'Farrell - 91

10 to 12 years 65cc
1st Wilson Todd – 144
2nd Seth Muller - 120
3rd Reece Rayner - 106

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