Courtesy of Team Suzuki Press Office
Team Suzuki Press Office – February 29.
Todd Waters closed-in the on the New Zealand Motocross Championship
lead following Sunday’s second round at Himatangi, where he scored
second place, just one point from overall victory.
Australian 25-year-old MC2 Suzuki Racing team rider recorded a 1-2-2
scorecard aboard his RM-Z450 and only missed-out on the top-step of the
podium by half-a-wheel’s width to fellow Australian Dean Ferris in the
Team-mate Brad Groombridge finished with 5-4-5 race
results on the sand-based track and this moved him up from sixth to
fifth in the championship standings.
Said Waters: “I qualified
fastest and felt good on the track. But I just couldn't nail down the
starts. I won the first race and was all over Ferris in races two and
three but just couldn't get past him or make it stick. My corner entry
speed was faster than his, but I had to brake mid-corner to avoid
hitting him and this meant I lost momentum again. It was pretty
“It's good that I'm up to second in the
points but I feel that I should be up front. It's all good though
because we're really only racing this series to get tuned-up for our own
nationals back home.”
That series is due to kick off at Horsham, in Victoria, Australia on April 3rd.
Suzuki Racing Team manager Andrew Hardisty said: “I continue to be
impressed with the performance of the MC2 team riders. Todd was a huge
contender for the overall win, but the penny simply didn't flip our way
today. Brad only unpacked his bike from the crate last week and showed,
even with a stock standard bike, he could snatch the holeshot. We will
go now to round three with a clear vision of what we need to do to win
The second half of the Kiwi motocross
calendar takes riders to the Rotorua Motorcycle Club's track for round
three on March 13th, with the fourth and final round set for the Digger
McEwen Motocross Park facility, on the outskirts of Taupo, on March
Words and photo courtesy of Andy McGechan : www.bikesportnz.com
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