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DPH Husqvarna Win MX1 & MX2 Championships!

DPH Husqvarna Win MX1 & MX2 Championships!

06/08/2019, Australia, Motorcycling, MX Nationals, Article # 29303678

DPH Husqvarna Win MX1 & MX2 Championships!

DPH Husqvarna Factory Racing team racers Todd Waters and Wilson Todd have dominated the final two rounds of the MX Nationals in Coolum, to win both the MX1 (450cc) and MX2 (250cc) National Motocross Championships, and become the only team to win both the MX1 and MX2 titles in the one MX Nationals season.

With Bailey Malkiewicz opening the weekend with the fastest MX2 qualifying time, Todd Waters quickly followed, securing the MX1 Superpole, before going on to win all three MX1 races, while Wilson Todd took both MX2 wins and securing a dominant round nine display for DPH. With Sunday hosting the tenth and final round of the MX Nationals on the very same track, Todd Waters once more secured Superpole before going on to win both 16-lap MX1 races and securing the MX1 Championship while Wilson Todd took a 1-2 finish in the back-to-back format and a third in the final moto to also secure the MX2 overall and the 2019 MX2 Championship.

Todd Waters: “I’ve wanted this for so long, and I’m pumped to be able to do it with such a great group around me”

Round 9
Qualified 1st
Overall: 1st (1-1-1)

Round 10
Qualified 1st
Overall: 1st (1-1)​

MX1 Championship: 1st

Wilson Todd: “I wanted to win, but not at the sake of the championship, so I used my head, raced hard and took opportunities when they were there!”

Round 9
Qualified 5th
Overall: 1st (1-1)

Round 10
Qualified 2nd
Overall: 1st (1-2-3)

MX2 Championship: 1st

Bailey Malkiewicz:I really felt like I could’ve been in the top five this year but it wasn’t to be. I walk away from my first year in MX2 with a lot of positives”

Round 9
Qualified 1st
Overall: 9th (9-13)

Round 10
Qualified 7th
Overall: 11th (5-11-7)

MX2 Championship: 7th

Boyd Hocking, DPH Husqvarna team manager: “It’s unbelievable to walk away from the 2019 MX Nationals with both the MX1 and MX2 titles. We knew it was possible all year, with Todd and Wilson constantly showing that they were the riders to beat, but to actually get it done is unbelievable. We’re a close-knit team at DHP and I’m so pumped to show that a family-based team, with support, can achieve things no one else has done before. Obviously, there’s a lot of attention on the two championships, but I want to point out how good Bailey Malkewicz has been this season. He’s the youngest in the MX2 class, has got holeshots, fastest laps, pole positions and led races, all in his first season. He’s got a huge future ahead of him.”

DPH Husqvarna team owner, Dale Hocking: “What a year! We’ve had ups and downs, and surprises around every corner, but a few things have remained steady, and that’s, Tash, Boyd and the drive and determination of our riders. Three of Australia’s best racers ride out of our truck, and Boyd has stepped up at every occasion to ensure this team presents as one of the most professional, while never losing a family atmosphere. The pressure was there this weekend, but not one of us at DPH lost our cool and I’m just so proud of what our little team has done.”

Todd Waters: “I’ve wanted this for so long, and I’m pumped to be able to do it with such a great group around me. From personal sponsors that have been with me through my whole career, to new supporters, and the team at DPH, my family, and especially my Dad Steve. Having him behind me at every gate drop has been unreal and really helped to take the pressure off and just enjoy racing my bike. I’ve said it a lot this season, but I really love riding the FC450. DPH builds a family atmosphere where it’s easy to relax, focus and get the job done and that’s exactly what we did this weekend. I was confident coming into the weekend that I could wrap up the season, but I never expected to have a perfect finish with two superpoles and five race wins!”

Wilson Todd: “Everything came together for me this weekend. I’ve been comfortable leading the championship, but with such a small gap, and a double header weekend, anything could’ve happened. I didn’t get a great lap in qualifying, but I got out of the gates strong and was able to ride at a strong pace to take both race wins and increase my lead for the final day of racing. For Sunday, I wanted to win, but not at the sake of the championship, so I used my head, raced hard and took opportunities when they were there, without risking too much. I’m now a two-time MX2 champion, and really glad I could help DPH make history by taking both championships in the one season. Thank you to everyone that supports me and the whole team.”

Bailey Malkiewicz: “I really felt like I could’ve been in the top five this year but it wasn’t to be. I walk away from my first year in MX2 with a lot of positives. Although crashes did slow me down, I’ve led from the front, and run the pace of the fastest riders, moved forward through the pack and proved that I have what it takes to be at the front of the MX2 class. I’m disappointed to not finish the season with stronger race results, but I’m happy with my speed and can’t wait to get into supercross!”

DPH Husqvarna Factory Racing would like to thank each and every team partner for their contribution to the team’s success. With industry leading products, creativity and knowledge, winning not one, but two national motocross championships simply wouldn’t be possible.

With the MX Nationals now over, the DPH Husqvarna Factory Racing team, once recovered from the celebrations, will take some time to soak in the significance of what they’ve achieved before setting sights on the upcoming supercross championship, set to be one of the biggest to date.

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REGAN DUFFY TAKES OUT 2019 MOTUL MXD CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST YEAR IN CLASS

REGAN DUFFY TAKES OUT 2019 MOTUL MXD CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST YEAR IN CLASS

06/08/2019, Australia, Motorcycling, MX Nationals, Article # 29303679

On the weekend the Raceline KTM Thor Team take out the 2019 Motul MXD Championship and finish 3rd in the premier Thor MX1 class, The massive two days of racing was showcased at the Coolum Pines venue.
Regan Duffy is in his first year out of juniors and has been a dominate force all year maintaining the red plate in the Motul MXD class from round two onwards and taking out the Championship with an incredible 32 point lead .

Regan Duffy started off the weekend on a high qualifying in P1 on Saturday before going on to finish 3rdin moto one after struggling to get a start and working his way through the pack showing his determination and raw speed, Duffy then finished 2ndin the second moto behind very solid Maximus Purvis. Regan kept his points lead after finished 2ndoverall on day one round 9.

After resting and regrouping Saturday night, preparing himself for the final show down on Sunday Duffy again started the day strong getting pole position in qualifying and went on to take out both moto wins comfortably, securing himself the 2019 Motul MXD Championship. This is a huge achievement for Duffy in his first year in the senior ranks and the team are very proud of his determination and dedication through out the whole year.

Duffy is extremely happy with his results and credits the team for their help and support in his first year in the senior rankings

“Its such an awesome feeling to take out the title in my first year, I can’t thank the whole team enough for their support and believing in me, I’m now focusing all my energy and training into super cross and hopefully I can prove myself and skills there too” said Duffy 

Hayden Mellross went into the weekend carrying a serious injury and proved to himself the team and his competitors he has nothing short of iron man strength and passion.

Mellross’s aim was to remain inside the top 10 for each moto knowing this would keep him in third place for the championship.

Mellross was able to qualify in 12th on Saturday morning setting the theme for the weekend, he was then challenged with the two back to back motos in which he went 13-10 before finishing 7thin the final moto of round 9.  Mellross spent Saturday night resting and elevating his leg in the hope to be able to maintain solid results on Sunday.

Qualifying Sunday morning Hayden pushed hard to make sure he could secure himself a good gate pick for the duration of the day, he was able to qualify 8thand finish the first moto in 21st, Hayden elected to not race the final race of the day due to Kirk Gibbs (4thin the championship) not finishing moto 1 and ensuring Hayden 3rd place in the 2019 Thor MX1 championship.

Hayden Mellross was pleased with the positives that come out of his bitter sweet year.

“It was a bit of a bitter sweet year for me, being able to salvage 3rdin the championship I’m able to take away a lot of positives, I’d like to thank every member of the team for the ongoing support I cant wait for next season” enthused Mellross

The team would like to take the time to thank each and every one of its partners in the Championship and applaud the riders and team members for the dedication and hard work through out the year.

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Waters, Todd and Duffy crowned Champions at Coolum’s final round

Waters, Todd and Duffy crowned Champions at Coolum’s final round

04/08/2019, Australia, Motorcycling, MX Nationals, Article # 29295944

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Round 10, the final round of the 2019 Pirelli MX Nationals at Coolum saw DPH Husqvarna dominate proceedings with Todd Waters in THOR MX1 and Wilson Todd in Pirelli MX2 being crowned Champions at the conclusion of racing along with Raceline KTM Thor’s Regan Duffy taking out the Motul MXD series Championship. 

 

Race report below

 

THOR MX1 saw DPH Husqvarna’s Todd Waters dominate round ten, taking out a perfect weekend winning Raceline Superpole and both MX1 moto’s en route to the 2019 championship #1 plate. Empire Kawasaki’s Dylan Long would ride to a season best second overall with great starts placing 3-2 moto scores on the day, as Penrite Honda’s Brett Metcalfe took third overall from 2-6 moto scores as a battle of inconsistency took place in the remaining top spots for MX1. Second place in the THOR MX1 championship, CDR Yamaha Monster Energy’s Luke Clout would struggle with 4-4 moto scores to finish off the podium on the round overall results. Raceline KTM Thor’s Hayden Mellross put in a spirited effort to maintain third in the Championship riding with a badly injured knee, after finishing thirteenth in moto one, a DNF from CDR Yamaha Monster Energy’s Kirk Gibbs then allowed Mellross to sit out moto two as he was enough points clear of Gibbs in the championship to forfeit the second moto.

 

PIRELLI MX2 saw DPH Husqvarna’s Wilson Todd check out from the field winning Moto one of the back to back moto’s. Serco Yamaha’s Nathan Crawford would charge through the field to win the second back to back moto, with Penrith Pirelli CRF Honda Racing’s Kyle Webster and Yamalube Yamaha’s Jay Wilson both placing consistent finishes in the sprint moto’s to be in contention for the round overall heading into moto three. Wilson Todd would lead early after the hole shot in moto three but eventually decided to play it safe as Kyle Webster showed great speed winning moto three with Jay Wilson finishing in second. Webster would win the overall from Wilson Todd second and Jay Wilson third. In the Championship, Wilson Todd would reclaim his #1 plate from Webster in second and Jay Wilson finishing the year third.

 

 

MOTUL MXD would provide less drama than yesterday’s round nine as Raceline KTM THOR’s Regan Duffy would lead almost every lap of both moto’s on his way to the overall win and the Championship #1 plate. WBR Bulk Nutrients Yamaha’s Maximus Purvis would challenge Duffy in second place for both moto’s however he did not have the speed to match his performances from yesterday. Privateer Jai Walker would land his first career overall podium in third. In the Motul MXD Championship it was Regan Duffy winning the title, from Max Purvis and Penrith Pirelli CRF Honda Racing’s Rhys Budd in third.

 

The Yamaha Rising Star Rookies class saw Yamaha’s Alex Larwood dominate the weekends races and take out the Championship. Ricky Chalmers and Cobie Bourke would finish out round ten second and third overall, while the Championship podium would see Larwood first, Brad West second and Cameron Torpy third.

 

 

The Yamaha 125cc Gold Cup saw WA’s Luke Davis win the round, followed by Lachlan Wilson and Yamaha’s Cameron Taylor. In the series Championship, Cameron Taylor would again win the series Nicholas Murray and Lachlan Wilson finishing second and third.

 

The Yamaha 65 Cup exhibited the next generation of Australasian Motocross talent with NZ rider Levi Townley taking the win from Marcus Nowland and Lachie McLaren rounding out the podium.

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LIVESTREAM – Round 10 Coolum – 2019 MX Nationals

LIVESTREAM – Round 10 Coolum – 2019 MX Nationals

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2019 ROUND 10 – COOLUM

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Waters and Todd dominate Coolum setting the stage for Championship runs at round ten

Waters and Todd dominate Coolum setting the stage for Championship runs at round ten

03/08/2019, Australia, Motorcycling, MX Nationals, Article # 29291119

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Round 9 of the 2019 Pirelli MX Nationals and day one of the season final double header at Coolum saw DPH Husqvarna reign supreme on the day with Todd Waters and Wilson Todd dominating their respective classes, both putting themselves in great contention to be crowned champions tomorrow at round ten of the series. 

 

Race Report below 

THOR MX1 saw DPH Husqvarna’s Todd Waters starting out the day on top setting the stage with a blistering fast lap time and victory in Racine Superpole. Championship rival CDR Yamaha Monster Energy’s Luke Clout who came into the day two points down on the series points ended Superpole in third. With THOR MX1 having their final back to back moto format of the season to start round nine, it was Todd Waters who would lead both moto’s from the outset and throughout to put his DPH Husqvarna in a great position for the overall. Luke Clout would run 4-2 moto scores in the back to back’s sacrificing a small loss to Waters again in the championship. CDR Yamaha Monster Energy’s Kirk Gibbs and  Empire Kawasaki’s Dylan Long would factor into the podium mot finishes. Yamalube Yamaha’s Richie Evans, Davey Motorsport KTM’s Caleb Ward and Penrite Honda’s Brett Metcalfe would all factor into the top five battles.

In moto three, to finish the days racing for THOR MX1, Luke Clout would chase Waters on Lap one before going down in a early fall along with a second crash a few laps later to ultimately end the moto in tenth position. Todd Waters would run away out front from Kirk Gibbs with Dylan Long posting another season best with a third position. For the overall it was Waters from Gibbs and Dylan Long in third. Todd Waters now sits twenty three points ahead of Luke Clout heading into the final round tomorrow with Raceline KTM Thor’s Hayden Mellross sitting in third twenty points being Clout.

 

PIRELLI MX2

Pirelli MX2 saw a dominating performance from championship leader, DPH Husqvarna’s Wilson Todd winning both moto’s en route to the overall win. Penrite Pirelli CRF Honda Racing’s Kyle Webster would follow suit with 2-2 moto scores, minimising the points loss to Todd in the championship with a second overall on the day. Yamalube Yamaha’s Jay Wilson would battle all day with Serco Yamaha’s Nathan Crawford as the pair would finish third and fourth overall respectively. Serco Yamaha’s Arron Tanti would round out the top five overall. Other notable mentions were DPH Husqvarna’s Bailey Malkiewitz was the fastest qualifier in the mornings session and would lead the second moto early before crashing out of contention. Wilson Todd now carries a twenty four point lead into the final round tomorrow over Kyle Webster. Jay Wilson sits a further twelve points back from Webster in third.

 

MOTUL MXD

Motul MXD saw a head to head battle with WBR Bulk Nutrients Maximus Purvis and Raceline KTM THOR’s Regan Duffy. Not in the traditional sense in moto one as both riders came through from bad starts battling along the way coming together multiple times in one lap. Purvis would chase down moto one leader, Davey Motorsport KTM’s Noah Ferguson who lead the entire moto and succumbed to Purvis charge on the very last lap. Moto two saw Purvis again too strong for the field, with Duffy in second and Ferguson in third. That running order would ultimately lead to the overall positions on the day being the same, with Duffy now leading Purvis by twenty six points in the championship heading into the final round.

 

Yamaha Rising Star Rookies

Yamaha’s Alex Larwood would dominate the rookies class leading from the front with Liam Atkinson second and Ricky Chalmers third. The rookies return tomorrow for their second moto’s.

 

Yamaha 65cc Cup

Levi Townley (son of AMA and World Champion Ben Townley) lead the way on his Yamaha 65cc machine. Lochie McLaren and Jack Ellingham would round out the top three with the class returning tomorrow for their second moto.

 

Round ten takes place tomorrow at Coolum for the final round of racing for the 2019 Pirelli MX Nationals series. 

 

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LIVESTREAM – Round 9 Coolum – 2019 MX Nationals

LIVESTREAM – Round 9 Coolum – 2019 MX Nationals

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2019 ROUND 9 – COOLUM

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Coolum to host the 2019 Pirelli MX Nationals series final rounds this weekend

Coolum to host the 2019 Pirelli MX Nationals series final rounds this weekend

31/07/2019, Australia, Motorcycling, MX Nationals, Article # 29277612

Coolum Qld will host rounds nine and ten of the 2019 Pirelli MX Nationals this weekend, acting as the series finale. As one of the country’s largest Motorsports series, the MX Nationals will tremendously boost the local economy by over $400,000 as race team personnel, riders and thousands of fans alike have migrated to Coolum beach for the traditional week long holiday between last weeks round at Moree and the series final at Coolum.

MX Nationals series promoter Kevin Williams expressed his enthusiasm to be back at Coolum for the annual series final event.
“It’s always great to be back at Coolum for the week leading into the series final. This weekend of racing culminates a years worth of hard work from the riders and teams along with our full time staff that help promote and manage the event. With the tightest points chase in MX Nationals history coming into Coolum, the THOR MX1 championship battle is going down to the final race, you don’t want to miss history in the making as a new champion is crowned!”

 

In THOR MX1 the Championship is now down to a two horse race as DPH Husqvarna’s Todd Waters dominated at Moree last weekend, taking advantage of CDR Yamaha Monster Energy’s Luke Clout unfortunate fall in the opening moto and Racline KTM Thor’s Hayden Mellross leg injury. The two have traded the coveted championship leader red plate over the second half of the series and now Waters holds a two point advantage heading into the venue he is renowned for being so strong at. With the points this close, it’s coming down to whoever wins at Coolum will win the championship!

In Pirelli MX2, DPH Husqvarna’s Wilson Todd continues to lead the championship with consistent finishes at Moree, a third overall was enough to take huge advantage over Penrite Pirelli CRF Racing’s Kyle Webster’s struggles at the NSW circuit. Todd now enjoys a eighteen point lead heading into the Coolum venue where he claimed the title in 2018. Yamalube Yamaha’s Jay Wilson and Serco Yamaha’s Nathan Crawford, almost out of the championship chase, will look for moto wins and to steal the championship celebration spotlight away from Wilson Todd.

Motul MXD will showcase the up and coming talent as emerging superstar Raceline KTM Thor’s Regan Duffy looks to claim his first MX Nationals title at the Coolum circuit.

Press call Friday 2nd August 11.30am for rider interviews and photo opportunities.

The action packed day kicks off at 10am both Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August, tikets available at the gate.

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Clout in Titanic Points Battle for MX1 Supremacy

Clout in Titanic Points Battle for MX1 Supremacy

30/07/2019, Australia, Motorcycling, MX Nationals, Article # 29271557
The equation is simple, with two rounds remaining of the 2019 MX Nationals, CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Team star, Luke Clout, is just two points away from the championship lead and determined to put his best foot forward at the final rounds this weekend in order to secure his maiden MX1 championship.

Despite a tough weekend at round eight of the championship last week at Moree where Clout finished ninth in the only moto contested, Clout now sits just two points behind championship leader, Todd Waters and this weekend at Coolum looms a balls to the wall, winner take all shoot-out as three riders enter the weekend separated by 14 points.

Clout left Moree frustrated as he fell in the opening moto as the field left the first turn and by the time he regathered himself and his bike, he was a distant last and desperate for points. He toiled away during the 15 lap event and managed to climb his way back to ninth place but surrendered valuable to his championship rivals.

“The weekend didn’t go the way I wanted it to, and I was just too impatient on the opening lap,” Clout laments. “I had a reasonable start and tried to get to the front in the first couple of turns but I ended up locking bars with other riders and going down.

“I was a silly thing to do and the team had spoken to me over the last few rounds about minimising the mistakes and keeping myself in contention in every race. I felt I let them down a little on the weekend.

“My motivation is high, and I am determined to make up for it at Coolum. I have won championships there in the past, the bike and team are awesome, and I am fitter than I have ever been. Its not over and I plan on coming out swinging from lap one and won’t stop until it’s over,” Clout said.

The Moree event proved to be a good one for team mate, Kirk Gibbs, who finished second on the day in another strong performance. Gibbs lead the majority of the 15 lap race only to battle arm pump later in the race and fall into the clutches of Todd Waters, by made his move with just a few laps to go.

Still, it was a promising performance from Gibbs and continues his good form his has shown in recent rounds. Had he not missed a round in South Australia due to a shoulder injury, Gibbs would make it a four way battle for the championship lead.

“I’m a little disappointed not to get the race win as you never want to lead for that long and not actually get the W,” Gibbs begins. “By the mid-way point I could feel my arms getting tight and I tried to stay as loose and relaxed as possible but when the final last few laps came up and the sprint speed was back on, I just couldn’t be at my best.

“But on the podium is good and I feel like I’m riding well, so there are a lot of positives to take from the weekend. The bike and team did a great job and we are now focused on a huge weekend at Coolum this weekend where we have the double header final round that will be tough on everyone,” Gibbs states.

Rounds nine and ten fire into life this weekend at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast with action getting under way at 8am each day.

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Crawford Cracks Top Step of the Podium

Crawford Cracks Top Step of the Podium

30/07/2019, Australia, Motorcycling, MX Nationals, Article # 29271558
It’s been eight rounds in the making but Serco Yamaha’s Nathan Crawford has finally made it to the top step of the podium at round eight of the 2019 MX Nationals.

Crawford has been on a slow build since returning to racing after all but missing the 2018 season due to injury, but the last few rounds have seen the 21 year old Queenslander getting back to his best form and become a podium regular again in the MX2 category (250cc) but he hadn’t quite hit the top of the box, until now.

Racing at Moree, in north western NSW, Crawford finished the shortened race day with 2-1 results in the back to back sprint motos before the final 20 minute race scheduled for the afternoon was cancelled due to the overload on the medical team at the track and in town.

But there was no denying Crawford and he was elated to break his winning draught and take a round victory for the first time since April 2018.

“Since the half way break, things have been going really well and my riding has progressed back to where I believe it should be,” Nathan explains. “I have been on or around the podium since then and been in contention for every moto and that’s what it takes to race for championships at a professional level.

“Today I had to work for it as there were bikes going everywhere at the start of moto one, then in moto two, all the top riders were inside the top five and I was able to get through for the win.

“The championship is still a long shot with two rounds to go but I will keep charging to the very end and try and win every race I go in and see where it puts me,” Crawford ends.

For team mate Aaron Tanti has frustrating run of fourth place round finishes continues. Tanti has a streak of fourth places finishes which for many riders would be a great result, but Tanti has had enough and wants to be on the podium.

He finished in fourth place in both motos and was tied for third for the day with Wilson Todd, but Todd had the stronger finish in the second moto and therefore gets awarded third.

“I am sick of fourth place and not getting on the podium. The last three rounds I have been in fourth and missed out on the podium which also means I’m missing out on money. I feel like I have been riding well and been really consistent the while championship, but I just haven’t been able to break through and get a race win which really kicks in the big points.

“We have two rounds remaining and that’s two opportunities to get on the podium. The championship is out of reach for me so there’s nothing to lose and I’m all in for Coolum,” he says determinedly.

The final weekend of the MX Nationals hits the black sand of Coolum, on the Sunshine Coast this weekend and the MX2 championship is well and truly up for grabs. 53 points separate the top four riders and with 140 points on offer, it is sure to be an intense weekend of racing that will see a full round of action on both Saturday and Sunday.

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