Jay Wilson pulled another podium with a second place at Swan Hill
Joel Dinsdale had a tough day but vows to bounce back at the final two rounds

Wilson Continues Late Season Resurgence for GYTR Yamaha

13 Aug 2013

Jay Wilson made it three podiums in a row after taking second overall in the MXD class at the Swan Hill round of the MX Nationals held on the weekend.

Since the mid-season break, Wilson has posted a second place finish at Appin, a win at Hervey Bay and now another second place at Swan Hill to climb his way back up the leader board and show huge improvement as the season progresses.

On the deeply churned and rutty Swan Hill circuit, Wilson took third in the opening moto and then backed that up with a second place finish in the final moto to take second overall. Both motos saw him charge right to the finish with his move into second place in the final moto happening with just two turns to go.

Jay holds down third in the championship, some 16 points from second place with two rounds remaining.

“Today was another step in the right direction and was good to be back on the podium. I felt I rode two pretty good motos and kept pushing all the way on a track that was challenging to race.

“My starts were good off the concrete but the two strokes definitely had a horsepower advantage down the front straight so I had to be aggressive in the early laps and not let the leaders get away.

“But I’m happy with today and now look forward to the final two rounds back in Queensland on tracks that I’m familiar with, Wilson said.

Team mate Joel Dinsdale experienced a tough round to finish ninth on the day after crashing in both motos. He was in a first turn pile up in race one and picked up in 37th position to charge all the way back to tenth by race end.

Moto two was looking better as he was inside the top five and within sight of the leaders until his rear brake pedal caught a rut and was ripped from the bike. He then crashed a few turns later due to no back brakes. He remounted and fought on to finish in eighth.

He sits in fifth place in the championship and still within sight of a podium finish in the championship.

“Today was crap,” he states angrily. “I was in a good position going into the first turn in the opening race and someone on the inside of me lost control and crashed into the back of me sending flying while in race two I was just trying to be consistent and salvage a reasonable result but I must have caught my brake pedal somewhere and it snapped off. I tried to finish as best I could but I couldn’t maintain any speed without rear brakes.

“But, I’m not happy with how I rode and I need to bounce back at the final two rounds,” Dinsdale ends.

The MX Nationals now moves to Toowoomba for round nine of the championship. For more information and full results, www.mxnationals.com.au

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Round Eight Results – Swan Hill
MXD

1st Hamish Harwood - 65
2nd Jay Wilson – 62 (GYTR Yamaha)
3rd Jesse Dobson - 58
4th Jack Simpson - 56
5th Joel Wightman - 50
6th Jake Emanuelli - 50
7th Dylan Wills - 48
8th Corey James - 48
9th Joel Dinsdale – 45 (GYTR Yamaha)
10th Nathan Trigg - 43

MXD championship standings (after six of eight rounds):
1st Hamish Harwood - 372
2nd Jack Simpson - 335
3rd Jay Wilson – 319 (GYTR Yamaha)
4th Jesse Dobson - 302
5th Joel Dinsdale – 301 (GYTR Yamaha)
6th Corey James - 276
7th Joel Wightman - 271
8th Logan Blackburn - 237
9th Jake Emanuelli - 230
10th Dakota Court - 192

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