Home' Sunraysia Daily : motors09042016 Contents WILSON Todd, on the Serco Yamaha YZ250F,
signaled his presence in the MX2 division with
an impressive second moto victory in his debut
for the Serco Yamaha team at round one of
the 2016 MX Nationals, held at Horsham in
Victoria over the weekendTodd, the 2015 MXD
champion, moved to the MX2 class for 2016
and instantly showed he will be a threat in the
championship hunt on an action packed day at
the opening round.
But it wasn t all smooth sailing for Todd who
overcame a big fall in moto one to rebound for
the victory in race two. In the opening stages
of race one, Todd was inside the top 10 and
trying to move forward when a rider in front of
him made a mistake causing the 17year old to
hit the deck. In a double whammy for the Serco
Yamaha team, team mate Wade Hunter was
also an innocent victim in this multi-rider pile
up.Todd was able to scramble back to his
battered bike and get going as the 40 rider field
raced away. Wilson went to work and clawed
his way back to a very respectable eighth place
finish by race end.
Moto two and Todd was on a mission.
Circulating in fifth place, Todd kicked another
gear and started to move forward. He moved
into second by lap seven and then hit the front
on lap eight. With all sorts of pressure, Todd
remained composed and took the race win by
2.6 seconds in an impressive display.
"Like most riders at the first round, you just
want to get through with no real drama and get
some good points on the board so I m happy
I was able to do that. The first race was tough
because that crash bent my bike up pretty good
and it took me a while to adjust but I thought I
finished the race strong so I was confident for
race two as long as I got a good start.
"Race two was just good fun and most of the
guys up front were the same guys I raced in
juniors so we all knew how each other rode. I
was able to get passed them pretty quickly and
it was an awesome feeling to get a race win for
Serco Yamaha at the opening round.
"Thank you to Serco and all our team
sponsors and hopefully there are a few more
race wins to come," Todd ends.
Wade Hunter experienced a challenging day
at the office. His involvement in the opening
moto crash left him dazed and sore but the
North Queenslander never gave up and battled
his way through the day.
Once remounted, Hunter was in 37th
position and a long way from where he wanted
to be. Slowly but surely, he began picking his
way past each rider and climbed all the way to
16th place by race end.
With a headache and some good bruising,
Hunter lined up for race two determined to
salvage his day and post some reasonable
points. After an average start he completed the
first lap in 17th position but was desperate to
He managed to charge his way forward to
a ninth place finish for the race and his 16-9
results gave him 14th for the round.
"Not the start to the championship I was
looking for," Hunter comments. "The first crash
wasn t my fault and there was nothing I could
do to avoid it but it rattled me pretty good.
"I gave it everything in race two but I wasn t
feeling great and it was another tough race. We
have two weeks before round two and Appin is
a track I have done well at in the past so I will
heal up and come out swinging there," Hunter
The Serco Yamaha team will now shift focus
towards round two at Appin.
To follow the Serco Yamaha team on social
media: www.facebook.com/sercoyamaha or @
For a full list of results and more information
on the MX Nationals; www.mxnational.com.au
Round One Results -- Horsham
1st Caleb Ward -- 61
2nd Nathan Crawford -- 60
3rd Jake Moss -- 60
4th Wilson Todd -- 58 (Serco Yamaha)
5th Jed Beaton - 57
6th Luke Arbon - 50
7th Jaiden Rykers -- 49
8th Kale Makeham - 44
9th Hamish Harwood - 43
10th Kyle Webster -- 41
14th Wade Hunter -- 37 (Serco Yamaha)
Sunraysia Daily Saturday, April 9, 2016
PICTURED: Wilson Todd broke through for a moto win.
Moto win in
The first crash
wasn't my fault and
there was nothing
I could do to avoid
it but it rattled me
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