Wilson Todd makes it two wins in a row at the MX Nationals

Todd Makes it two on the Trot for GYTR Yamaha

27 Apr 2015

Wilson Todd has taken back to back round wins as he again came out the victor at round three of the MX Nationals, held at Broadford over the weekend. Riding for the GYTR Yamaha team and competing in the MXD division, Todd finished the day with 1-3 results to take the round win and make it his second in a row.

Broadford has proven to be a good venue for the GYTR Yamaha team with team riders taking round victories there in 2011, 2013, 2014 and now in 2015.

Todd started out the day strongly in moto one and slotting into second place in the early going. He made his move only a few laps into the race and took over the lead where he never let it go. He rode a well thought out race, just doing enough to keep his rivals at bay and make it a comfortable race win.

Moto two wasn’t one out of the text book with the 17year old suffering a terrible start and forced to fight his way through the 34 rider field. He moved into the top five by the mid-way point and then was able to slot into the top three with a few laps to go which was more than enough to secure the round win.

“I thought I jumped ok in moto two but I locked bars with the rider alongside me and got off balance forcing me to shut it off. I’m not sure if I was last around the first turn but I wasn’t far away from it. I was too scared to turn around and find out.

“But I was able to pass a lot of guys in the first couple of laps and when I got to third, Cory let me know the situation on the pit board, so I just maintained my position and finished the race safely.

“I was able to gain a few more points in the championship today which was cool but its only round three and we still have a seven rounds to go and a lot of racing to do,” Todd signs off.

The team also experienced another devastating blow when Mitch Evans injured his ankle in race one. Evans had just returned from a wrist injury and instantly recorded the fastest lap in qualifying when he was involved in a crash in the second corner of race one where another rider ran over his ankle.

Evans is now getting full X-rays done on the injury but is expected to miss the next two rounds.

“It was a day of mixed emotions for the team,” states team Manager, Scott Bishop. “Wil is doing a great job in managing the points lead of the championship and doing exactly what is required, while we were all gutted with the injury to Mitch. He is a talented rider who is having a rough patch at the moment and the weekend was frustrating as it was no-ones fault, just a racing incident.

“We are confident he will be back for the second half of the series and look forward to seeing him back to his best,” he ends.

The popular Murray Bridge circuit hosts round four of the MX Nationals on May 17. For more information on the MX Nationals, www.mxnationals.com.au

To follow the GYTR Yamaha team on Facebook. www.facebook.com/GYTRYamaha or on Instagram: @gytr_yamaha_team

Round Three Results – Broadford
1st Wilson Todd – 65 (GYTR Yamaha)

2nd Wayde Carter – 61
3rd Jesse Madden – 58
4th Jayden Rykers – 56
5th Kaleb Barham – 56
6th Lachlan Davis – 47
7th Connor Tierney – 46
8th Jonte Reynders – 46
9th Bailey Coxon – 44
10th Toby Stevens - 41    

Championship Standings – After Round Three
1st Wilson Todd – 158 (GYTR Yamaha)

2nd Jesse Madden – 132
3rd Toby Stevens – 123
4th Connor Tierney – 122
5th Kaleb Barham -122
6th Wayde Carter – 122
7th Bailey Coxon – 118
8th Jonte Reynders – 111
9th Jayden Rykers – 111
10th Ryan Shadbolt - 97


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