MXN – Wanneroo Insights
All the facts, none of the waffle. We’ve cut out the boring bits of all the race reports we receive and left you with the good stuff. These are the insights into Round 4 of the MX Nationals, held at Wanneroo, WA.
- The sand at Wanneroo took its toll on riders and bikes, alike; chopping up and turning into deep ruts and relentless whoops throughout the day.
- It was so tough, lap times slowed by up to 15 seconds as the day progressed.
- MX1 leader, Josh Coppins, took his second win of the season and extended his championship lead by 42 points.
- Actually, CDR Yamaha’s Coppins and Lawson Bopping went 1-2 at Wanneroo, with Bopping now only five points off Todd Waters for third and eight off Brad Anderson.
- Coppins also posted the fastest lap times in free practice and, in the final 30-minute moto, went on to lap the eighth place finisher.
- Bopping claimed his second podium finish in a row
- Reigning Champion, Jay Marmont, took his first moto win of the season during Moto 2. However it was a bitter-sweet victory after he DNF’d the final moto after having a get off. He finished eighth.
- Marmont actually rode through the pain of an aggravated knee injury which he’s been sporting since the beginning of the series.
- A crash in Moto 1 while leading left Marmont fighting from the back of the pack and finished the moto in eighth.
- In the lead up to Wanneroo, Marmont had professional boxer, Danny Green, training him.
- Marmont is now 76 points off the championship leader and former teammate, Josh Coppins.
- JDR KTM Factory Racing’s Dan Reardon crashed in Moto 1, then went on to have an even heavier crash in Moto 2 and suffered a concussion. He was forced to sit out of the final moto.
- Reardon’s teammate, Josh Cachia, rode to fifth place despite suffering suspected appendix problems. He was actually taken to hospital after the round for observation. We’ve since confirmed he’s been given the all clear – he probably just had some gas…
- Serco Yamaha Metal Mulisha Racing’s Luke Styke took his second round win in the MX2 class and his fourth consecutive podium.
- Styke’s teammate, Kirk Gibbs, had dramas during Moto 1 when when he got a flat and was forced into the pits.
- Motul Pirelli Suzuki’s Todd Waters took his third podium finish in four rounds, and finished third with a 4-4-3 result.
- Zero Seven Motorsports’ Adam Monea took his first moto win since 2008, dominating the 30-minute moto in the MX2 and finishing third.
- Wilsons Jetpilot MX rider Luke Wilson crashed during Moto 3 and dislocated the AC joint in his shoulder.
- Wilson’s teammate, Thomas Rushton, was dogged by bad luck throughout the day after suffering a flat in Moto 1, no back brakes in Moto 2 and fatigue in Moto 3.
Don’t forget to check out our exclusive video of the round. And take a look at the official PR for the full results.