The Factory Honda Team’s faired well in Round 2 of the Australian Pro Motocross Championship in Appin, New South Wales. The hot temperatures wreaked havoc as the track baked in the hot sun which made it challenging for the riders and track crew.
The Boost Mobile Honda Racing MX1 team didn’t achieve their desired results but showed promise as they faced their fair share of challenges. In Moto 1 Kyle Webster came together with a multiple of riders in the slippery first turn. The pile up also hindered Jed Beaton’s start. Both riders rode with determination to navigate there way through the traffic. Jed finished 4th and Kyle 10th. In Moto 2 Jed finished 3rd and Kyle finished 4th and in the final moto Jed finished 2nd and Kyle finished 7th. Overall both riders were disappointed and are looking forward to Albury for round 3.
Jed Beaton – 3rd (-5 points of first). “It was a tough day, it started well, I felt strong but a string of minor mistakes held us back. I am positive we will move forward as the series heads to Albury in a few weeks”
Kyle Webster – 7th (-18 points of first). “I had a good start in moto 1 until I came together with another rider, before I knew it there was a few of us tangled up. I did the best I could given the challenging conditions. In moto 2 I felt solid and in moto 3 I suffered from another bad start. Its time to regroup and look forward. I know these results don’t reflect the work we have done, but I feel good and the bike is great”
Wilson Todd increased his points lead aboard his Terrafirma Equipment Sales Honda CRF250R over his teammate Brodie Connolly who sits in second in the championship. Both riders rode to the conditions and achieved terrific results, especially when you take into consideration Wilson’s broken ribs. Brodie Connolly piloted his Polyflor Honda CRF250R to his first ever podium.
Wilson Todd – 2nd overall in round 2 and 1st in the Championship (+19 points). “I did the best I could given the circumstances. I felt weak and tired. I have done very little riding since returning from America and I fractured some ribs in the crash I had in Round 1 only two weeks ago. I will rest up for a week or two before I go hard at it again”
Brodie Connolly – 3rd overall in round 2 and 2nd in the Championship (-19 points). “I am happy I got on the podium. I crashed three times in race one and had a bad start in race two and had to ride to the conditions. I need to clean up my mistakes but I am still learning. This is my fourth ever national and I am pumped to be sitting in 2nd in the championship.