Wilson Todd finshed the day with 3-1 results and second overall
Todd maintains the leaders' red plate after round five

Todd Takes Moto win in Podium Performance

1 Jun 2015

GYTR Yamaha’s Wilson Todd finished second overall at round five of the MX Nationals and maintains the points lead in the MXD championship chase, as the series hits the halfway point after action at the Coolum Pines circuit was completed on the weekend.

On a rough, grueling and demanding track, Todd qualified in P1 but couldn’t turn that speed into a moto win in race one. A poor start and then some arm pump set in and Todd was floundering outside the top five during the opening laps and with plenty of work to do. He toiled away but couldn’t generate the speed to catch the lead duo and was forced to settle for third place as the 20 minute moto came to an end.

With the two hour break between his races, Todd was able to regroup and re-gather himself and then hit moto two with plenty of determination. He pulled a great start and moved into the lead on the opening lap. From there he slowly but surely increased the gap over second place and finished 17 seconds in front of the field in a much improved performance over the first moto.

Todd now holds a six point lead over Connor Tierney in the championship after the Coolum event.

“The first moto was terrible,” Todd explains. “It’s not that it was a third but I didn’t ride well, my arms pumped up and it was uncompetitive and that’s not how I want to race.

“The second race was better and with a good start it made things a lot easier. It wasn’t great and still not at the level I think I should ride at, but it was a step in the right direction and now with a month break before round six, I can get to work and get my season back on track,” he ends.

The MX Nationals will regroup on July 5 for round six of the championship at the Raymond Terrace circuit in New South Wales. For more information on the MX Nationals and a full list of results, www.mxnationals.com.au or to watch the MX Nationals on stream via www.NRGTV.com.au

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Round Five Results – Coolum

1st Connor Tierney
2nd Wilson Todd (GYTR Yamaha)
3rd Jaiden Rykers
4th Jesse Madden
5th Bailey Coxon
6th Hamish McGrath
7th Ryan Eden
8th Kaleb Barham
9th Jaiden Corrigan
10th Wayde Carter

Championship Standings – After Round Five
1st Wilson Todd – 262

2nd Connor Tierney – 256
3rd Jesse Madden – 241
4th Jayden Rykers – 233
5th Bailey Coxon – 218
6th Wayde Carter – 213
7th Jonte Reynders – 187
8th Lachlan Davis – 170
9th Kaleb Barham – 169
10th Zak Small - 162

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