Kyle Webster on the charge in WA on his YZ450F
Shelley Connor sits second in the Women's championship

Webster Leads Yamaha WA Charge

14 Aug 2014

The Wellard/BRM/Yamaha team stormed into the fifth round of the State Motocross Championships held at the Hendley Park circuit in Byford with one goal in mind, to consolidate their position as WA’s top team.

Mother-nature provided perfect racing conditions, the Lightweight Motorcycle Club prepared a good racing circuit and the riders did the rest.

Kyle Webster (Cully’s Yamaha) was in some of the best form of his life as he powered his YZ250F around the hard-pack circuit posting impressive 1-1-2 Moto finishes claiming top step of the podium in the Pro Lites class.

“I have been practicing my start lots recently as this was where I was letting myself down by having to ride through the pack and it payed off today,” Webster said. “The track was just perfect in the first two Moto’s and my Bridgestone tyres really hooked up well out of the start gate. By the last Moto the track was getting a bit sketchy in some places but it was not too bad.”

The Wanneroo teenager was not finished there as he was doing double duty riding in the Pro Open division as well where he endured another three hard fought Moto’s to win the 450 class as well.

“Nearly everything went perfect today! I made a couple of silly mistakes on the 450 which I learned from quickly but it did not really affect the days’ outcome too much. Both my Yamaha’s never missed a beat and the handled fantastic so I’m pretty stoked,” he finished.

YZ250F team-mate, Shelley Connor, (Five Star Yamaha) brought home the third podium of the day taking second outright in the Women’s division.

“The track was really good today and I was able to keep at the front of the pack all day. In the morning I felt comfortable on my bike and just did what I needed to do as we are coming down to the final few races in the Championship and I want to stay in contention,” Connor Stated.

Wellard/BRM/Yamaha Team Manager Peter Strickland was pleased with the outcome, “This was a great result for the team. Kyle is solidly leading the premier 450 Championship and sits in third just a few points from second in the Pro Lites as well. His racing on the east coast in the MXD series has pushed him to another level,” he said.

“Shelley sits in second in the Women’s class and her form has been good all season so I could not ask for more from her. Unfortunately Ash has been having a tough time of it lately and suffered a smashed water pump housing in a first turn pile up in moto three and had to retire. He had great starts today but the DNF really hurt.”

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