Serco Yamaha’s Wilson Todd notched up his second MX Nationals round win in a row with a consistent and well-constructed days’ racing at round five of the MX Nationals, at Murray Bridge, in South Australia.Held in near perfect conditions for racing, Todd finished the day with 2-3 results to take the round win in the MX2 (250cc) category and back up his outstanding performance at Wonthaggi just one week ago.
While his rivals all experienced issues on the day, Todd calmly did exactly what was required of him to maximise his points in each race and build on his lead in the championship. At the halfway mark in the series, Todd now has a 31-point lead and is satisfied with his performance at Murray Bridge.
He slotted into second place in the early stages of race one and maintained the position throughout the moto. He finished 9-seconds behind Egan Mastin but was contend with the podium result.
Moto two saw Todd again towards the front in the early stages, this time in third and with his rivals and nearest challenges all experiencing difficulties, Todd just needed to keep a cool head as the team conveyed the race situation to their rider via the pit board. With no challenges from behind, he was comfortably in third place for the length of the 20-minute moto, knowing that is all he needed to secure the round victory.
“In the past, I have never done that well here at Murray Bridge, so my focus today wasn’t about winning but riding a little within my limits, making smart decisions and limiting my mistakes as this track can really catch you out when things go wrong.
“A 2-3 day on paper doesn’t look great but is better than what I have done here before and to claim a round win and gain some more points in the championship is a great outcome.
“The Serco Yamaha team did a great job today and we are exactly where we wanted to be after round five. There is still a lot of work to do and a lot of races to come but I will use the time in the break to work on my riding and fitness as I really want to win this championship,” Todd explains.
Todd was the only competitor on the start line for the Serco Yamaha team this weekend at Murray Bridge as team mate, Nathan Crawford has had to withdraw for the remainder of the championship due to a shoulder injury.
Action in the MX Nationals will ramp up again in four weeks’ time when round six hits the picturesque Green Park, in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in Queensland.
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1st Wilson Todd – 300 (Yamaha YZ250F)
2nd Hamish Harwood – 269
3rd Egan Mastin – 261
4th Aaron Tanti – 257
5th Kyle Webster – 246
6th Dylan Wills – 237
7th Jay Wilson – 234 (Yamaha YZ250F)
8th Jy Roberts – 225
9th Nathan Crawford -222 (Yamaha YZ250F)
10th Kale Makeham – 216 (Yamaha YZ250F)
1st Wilson Todd – 62 (Serco Yamaha)
2nd Hamish Harwood – 60
3rd Jy Roberts – 59
4th Kyle Webster – 58
5th Egan Mastin – 55
6th Dylan Wills – 50
7th Kale Makeham – 48
8th Aaron Tanti – 47
9th Kaleb Barham – 42
10th Joel Evans - 41