|Posted on February 19, 2018 at 2:10 AM|
The Q4 Fuel HUSQVARNA RACING team have entered the 2018 National Motocross season swinging.
It was Caleb Tennant who stole the show from the moment he took the lead in the first heat of MX1. A head-to-head battle for victory unfolded in the second moto, which saw Tennant tie for points and end the day in an overall second place.
He started MX2 in a similar fashion when he pulled away from the starting blocks to finish the heat in first. With only four laps to go in the second moto, Tennant made a crucial error: “I dug the front end in and couldn’t start the bike, and landed up finishing the lap in seventh. But still got an overall second for the day - what a great way to start the season!”
Making his return to the MX scene after a lengthy time off due to injury was Maddy Malan. It was a rough start in MX1 after a collision with another rider. Malan managed to stay composed and fight his way back to an overall ninth place.
MX2 went better for the rider, who overcame a slow start to finish the first moto in fourth place.
Malan was off to a great start in the second moto, but admits to getting tired halfway through the heat: “It’s been tough getting back into things - the rough track definitely took its toll on me in the second moto! But I’m happy to walk away only ten points behind the leader and look forward to what the rest of the season holds,” he said.
Rising star Neil van der Vyver took an overall sixth place in the 65cc class. The young gun was beaming after the race and said, “I’m just so glad to be racing again! I had a great day out and know that the season will just get better.”
Preliminary Q4 Fuel HUSQVARNA RACING results:
1 Purdon, Tristan (47 points)
2 Tennant, Caleb (47 points)
3 Fitz-Gerald, Kerim (40 points)
9 Malan, Matthew (27 points)
1 Raynard, Anthony (47 points)
2 Tennant, Caleb (41 points)
3 Purdon, Tristan (39 points)
6 Malan, Matthew (37 points)
1 Bako, Emmanuel (47 points)
2 Mynhardt, Lucca (45 points)
3 Venter, Lucas (40 points)
6 Van der Vyver, Neil (34 points)
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