Round 6 of the Australian Motocross Championship in Toowoomba, Queensland was hard fought by Honda riders in the MX1 and MX2 classes. Boost Mobile Honda MX1 riders Jed Beaton and Kyle Webster achieved solid performances, finishing 2nd and 5th respectively overall.
Jed Beaton feels the team and bike are going in the right direction and looks forward to the final two rounds in August.
“We are improving each week, we were much better this weekend on hard pack, we lost some points to the new points leader but we are in a good position going into the final two rounds. We have a plan in place and I am confident we can only move up from here”, said Beaton.
Beaton’s teammate was nursing an injury going into the weekends race and is focused on the positives. Webster knows he should be better than 5th and will now focus on finishing strong in the final two rounds.
“I had a bad crash a few weeks ago and spent the night in hospital. I wasn’t 100% this weekend, we got some decent points and we have a goal going into the final two rounds and I am focusing on that,” said Webster.
MX2 points leader, Terrafirma Equipment Sales Honda rider Wilson Todd finished second overall on the weekend with 3-1 moto finishes. The first moto was challenging as he lost his rear brake mid-race and had to manage his speed. In the second moto he controlled the lead and won convincingly.
Wilson has a 35-point lead over second place and is racing to win another championship.
“Race 1 was hard without a rear brake, in race 2 I controlled the win and pace. We have two rounds and four races left and I am focused on the championship, not race wins. I am still managing my stomach irritations and forever changing diet. Its improving but it’s far from perfect right now. 35 points is a nice gap but anything can happen and I am not willing to take any risks”, said Todd.
Polyflor Honda rider Brodie Connolly continues to make positive gains in his first full season in Australia. Connolly led race 1 before crashing. He remounted and finished 6th. In race 2 he rode to a sensible 4th. Brodie sits 3rdin the championship, 12 points in front of forth place.
“I made some dumb mistakes in race 1 and paid the price. Race 2 was much better; I caught the leaders and learnt a lot from following them. I can run their pace but I am not comfortable enough at that speed for the entire race. I need to be patient and take the positives. With two rounds to go my goal is to finish on the podium overall”, said Connolly.
The team has seven weeks between now and the next round and they have a plan with testing and some local and possible international races.