Mat Fabry takes the win on his YZ85cc
Liam Whisler on the gas

YJR's Fabry and Whisler Win in WA

26 Jun 2014

With a State round to be held at Hendley Park, an Open event a week before was to be the perfect warm up allowing the Yamaha riders to fine tune their machines. The only hitch was no one told Mother-Nature it was not supposed to rain! With heavy downpours in the days prior and rain still falling for practice and the first Moto, the usually hard-pack track turned to slop.

Mat Fabry (Five Star Yamaha) was set for a tough day on his YZ85cc machine and he knew it was going to be a dirty battle. However the Serpentine youngster was able to post fastest lap and be first to the finish line in every race to capture the overall win for the day.

“I enjoyed racing in the mud today. My Bridgestone tyres worked really well on the slippery track and my bike handled awesome considering the conditions in the morning. By midday the track was beginning to dry a little which meant I was able to push a bit faster. I am looking forward to coming back next week,” Fabry said.

Liam Whisler (Mandurah City Yamaha) powered his YZF250 to three convincing wins for the day to match his team-mates success.

“I’m pretty happy with the way things went today because there is no real guarantee next weekends’ weather for the state round will be any better, so it was good training. “I knew getting out of the gate well, meant I could control the race as passing was pretty challenging if you got off the main line. Once I was in the lead there was the added bonus of not getting roosted with mud so my vision was always good,” Whisler commented.

“This is both Mat’s and my home circuit but due to the conditions today we never really had much advantage until after the track dried out a bit and we are hoping next weekend for the State round the conditions improve” he finished with.

“Coping with the track today was very challenging for the riders but the boys did a fantastic job. There was a lot of rain and mud for the first half of the event which really made things difficult,” explains team manager, Peter Strickland.

“The Lightweight Club have done a really good job of diverting water off the track over the last few years and you must give them plenty of credit for today’s effort considering what they had to deal with.

“Mat and Liam will be charged up after today’s wins and hopefully the momentum carries over to this weekend for the Championship round to be held here,” he ends

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