Jay Wilson takes his second round win of the year at Toowoomba
Joel Dinsdale is out for the remainder of the MX Nationals after breaking his thumb over the weekend

Wilson Takes Win at Toowoomba MX Nats

26 Aug 2013

GYTR Yamaha’s Jay Wilson logged his second round win of the 2013 season with the overall victory at Toowoomba’s Echo Valley Circuit over the weekend.

Competing on his YZ250F in the MXD category, Wilson topped the time sheets in qualifying and then went on to finish 2-1 in the two motos for the day to take the round win over New Zealand’s Hamish Harwood who scored 1-2 results.

Wilson pursued Harwood for the entire 20 minutes in race one but was never close enough to make a pass but with a great start in race two, he was able to turn the tables on his rival and went on to take the race victory and with it the round win.

The late season surge now sees the GYTR Yamaha pilot move to second place in the championship with one round remaining. He has had four consecutive podium positions since the half way break and has stormed his way back into a strong position on the points table.

“Today was another good round for me and to get the win here is good. I had to work hard to stay ahead of Hamish who is riding really well at the moment,” Wilson said.

“My starts have been getting better and that is making life much easier for me. The team have been unreal and been really positive the whole year so it’s good to get the results they knew I was capable of.

“One more round to go at Coolum and the championship win is a long shot as Hamish has over 50 points on me so my goal is to win the round and finish the season as strong as possible,” Wilson ends.

Unfortunately, Joel Dinsdale’s rookie MX National season has come to end after a big crash in the final moto at Toowoomba. Dinsdale was in fourth place and looking to move forward when he changed lines to avoid the dirt flying from the bikes in front of him and he hit a big braking bump on one of the bigger downhill sections of the track.

He was sent flying from his bike and the fall resulted in a broken thumb and some other small fractures in his hand.

The year has been a big learning curve for the young rider and he has shown he has plenty of speed and fitness but needs to continue to develop his race craft in the professional ranks.

“That was one of my bigger crashes,” Dinsdale said of his spectacular fall. “I just moved out of the roost into a line I hadn’t used all day and there was a huge bump that kicked me over the handlebars. I go in for surgery on Thursday and expect to be off the bike for about six weeks.

“I learnt a lot this year about racing and that speed and going fast are only some of the things needed to be a racer. I can’t thank the GYTR Yamaha team enough for their help and support this year as it’s been a big step up from racing juniors,” Dinsdale ends.

The GYTR Yamaha team have a short four day turn around to be ready for the final round of the 2013 MX Nationals at Coolum this weekend.

To follow the GYTR Yamaha team on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GYTRYamaha

For more information and full results on the MX Nationals; www.mxnationals.com.au

Round Nine Results – Toowoomba
1st Jay Wilson- 67 (GYTR Yamaha)
2nd Hamish Harwood - 67
3rd Corey James - 60
4th Jesse Dobson - 51
5th Jake Emanuelli - 49
6th Joel Wightman - 46
7th Jack Simpson- 46
8th Jesse Madden - 42
9th Dylan Wills - 41
10th Tomas Ravenhorst - 39  

Championship Standings- After Round Nine
1st Hamish Harwood - 439
2nd Jay Wilson – 386 (GYTR Yamaha)
3rd Jack Simpson 381
4th Jesse Dobson - 353
5th Corey James - 336
6th Joel Dinsdale – 325 (GYTR Yamaha)
7th Joel Wightman - 317
8th Jake Emanuelli - 279
9th Logan Blackburn - 255
10th Dakota Court - 223

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