Jay Wilson impressed in his MX2 debut at Conondale
Joel Dinsdale also turned heads with his performance despite a fall in race two

Wilson Impresses in MX2 Debut

5 Jun 2013

GYTR Yamaha’s Jay Wilson handed in his best performance of the year so far with an impressive fourth place finish in the MX2 division at round five of the MX Nationals at Conondale over the weekend.

The MXD competitor was offered a wild card to compete in the MX2 class as the Conondale didn’t host the MXD event. Wilson took the opportunity to race at the next level and made the most of his chance.

He compiled a very respectable 5-7 results in the two points paying races to net a sensational fourth overall in his MX2 debut. Race one saw Wilson right up the front and banging bars with the best MX2 riders in Australia. He climbed as high as fourth in the final stages of the race, only to lose a position on the last lap.

Race two and again Wilson was inside the top 10 and trying to move forward. He passed his way to seventh by the end of the moto and took a well-deserved top four finish.

“It has been a frustrating start to the year in MXD so I came into this race just to have some fun and try and get some mojo back,” Wilson explains. “I got a good jump in the first one and tried to hang with the lead bunch for as long as I could and then in moto two I tried to ride a clean race and no make any mistakes and it paid off.

“I’m pumped about the result and hopefully this will be the start of a big finish to the year for me. I can’t thank the GYTR Yamaha team enough for their support and it was good to have my family there as well.”

Joel Dinsdale also had the opportunity to race in the MX2 class at Conondale and like Wilson was just there to get his feet wet and same the next level of racing. He showed plenty of speed, coming back from an average start in moto one to finish in eighth place, which also included a trip into the work area for a change of goggles.

Moto two and Dinsdale burst from the blocks and was right in the heat of the battle up front. He locked onto a top five spot and was on track to claim the teams next top five overall, but he fell at the 20 minute mark of the race and was unable to finish.

Still, he proved he is capable of mixing with the fastest MX2 riders in Australia and at only 16, his speed and maturity will continue to grow.

“I was in fifth and starting to close up a bit on the rider in fourth when I hit a slick spot on one of the jumps out the back and the front of the bike just washed up the take-off. Then when I took off, I had lost control of the bike,” Dinsdale said of his crash.

“It’s nice to know that I can run with those guys and I really enjoyed racing with them but the crash was frustrating as I need to see each race out until the end and not make those mistakes.”

The GYTR Yamaha team will now drop back to the MXD class when the championship resumes at Appin, west of Sydney in five weeks’ time. Dinsdale currently sits in fourth place in the MXD championship, coming off a round win at Broadford while Wilson is in seventh with five rounds remaining.

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Shayne Rice
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