Joel Milesevic takes the win on his YZ144.

VYJDT On The Podium at Gippsland Series

12 Apr 2010

The Victorian Yamaha Junior Development Team made their way down to the Blue Rock MX Park at Newbourgh for round two of the Shell Advance Gippsland Series held over the weekend.

The team was confronted with windy conditions and patchy showers but didn’t stop them as they continued on their good form from the opening round. Joel Milesevic took out the overall win in the 150 class and ably backed up by team mate Sam Martin taking second overall in both the A Grade 150/250 classes. Matthew Hopkins-Talty had a tough day, with a DNF in the final moto dropping him down the leader board.

Matthew Hopkins-Talty (K & J Motorcycles) started the day strongly in the opening moto taking fifth place in the 12 to Under 16 years A Grade 85cc group. But a nasty crash in race two while in the lead group resulted in plenty of damage to his bike and while he limped home for a 10th place finish, his day was done as there was too much damage to his bike to compete in the third and final moto.

Joel Milesevic (Peter Stevens Geelong) came out full of fire and brimstone in the fiercely contested 150cc A grade class. With top four starts all day, Joel picked off the riders in front of him in each moto and took the overall win, ahead of team mate Sam Martin, on the day with his 2-1-2 moto results. It was a very satisfying day for the Ballarat Flyer with Milesevic and Martin now tied on points at the top of the table.

Sam Martin (Peter Stevens Ferntree Gully) had an incredible six holeshot for the day but was unable to capitalize totally on his brilliant starts. Although slightly disappointed that he couldn’t convert all those holeshots into race wins, Martin still rode solidly to produce two podium place finishes in the 15 years 250F and the 150cc class. Taking 1-2-3 results in the 150cc class saw him second behind team mate Milesevic and then a consistent 2-2-2 on the 250cc machine nailed down second place and consolidated his place in the series.

VYJDT Gippsland Shell Series MX RD 2 Results
A grade 12-U16 year’s 85/150cc
st Jack Simpson - 75
2nd Brandon Billings - 66
3rd Thomas Henry- 60

6th Matthew Hopkins-Talty VYJDYT   27

A grade 125/150cc 2st
1st Joel Milesevic VYJDT - 69
2nd Sam Martin VYJDT - 67
3rd Chase Hansford - 63

A grade 250cc 4st
1st Jake Emanuelli -75
2nd Sam Martin VYJDT – 66
3rd Sam Davie -53

VYJDT Gippsland Shell Series Overall Championship Results- After Round two.
A grade 12-U16 year’s 85/150cc 
1st Ja
ck Simpson -147
2nd Brandon Billings-135
3rd Thomas Henry – 118

9th Matthew Hopkins-Talty VYJDYT   70

A grade 125/150cc 2st
1st Sam Martin VYJDT - 136
2nd Joel Milesevic VYJDT -136
3rd Chase Hansford - 115

A grade 250cc 4st
1st Jake Emanuelli - 141
2nd Sam Martin VYJDT - 134
3rd Chase Hansford - 93


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