Takeshi of the Sony Action Cam Kawasaki Racing Team has again claimed a podium position after missing out in round 2 of the MX nationals. After practice and qualifying, the 4 time Japanese MX Champion declared the track to be similar to the Japanese circuits that he is familiar with. “The track was good, it was a bit different to the last time I was here but it is similar to the Japanese tracks so it suited me. We already have the perfect bike setup for this kind of track”, said Takeshi.
Kawasaki supported Takeshi, managed to take 4th position in the first moto and 3rd position in the second moto. “I didn’t get a great start in both races but I came from behind again. I gained a few points and I’m still in a great position for the championship which I’m comfortable with”, commented Takeshi before he thanked his sponsors.
Dylan Leary of team Proformance Kawasaki Racing, began the day with 13th position in moto 1. After studying the data logging software on his KX250F between rounds, adjustments were made which enabled Dylan to hold 3rd place around turn 1 in the second moto. Dylan wrapped it up with a solid run to finish in 5th for the second race. “In the last round I crashed and made mistakes in just about every lap. I avoided doing that today and it shows with my results”, said Dylan. “The Kawasaki is unreal, I don’t have any doubt in the bike and I need to work with it to pull those holeshots. After the first few rounds I think that I have the fitness to run up the top for 30 minutes, I just need to work on being in the zone mentally during the races”.
Team mate Alex Morris did not follow through to cross the finish line in the first MX2 moto due to suffering a mild concussion in a seemingly soft fall. “We were comfortable with the decision from Racesafe officials to not let Alex finish the race. He didn’t actually get knocked out. He picked up his bike and wanted to finish the moto but he felt quite dizzy and sick so came off the track”, said Team Manager Travis Whitten. “It’s a shame he didn’t get any results on the board because he began really well during qualifying this round. At the end of the day we are happy that he is ok and would rather be safe than sorry, especially with a suspected concussion. Alex will be fitter for the next round”.
The next round of the MX Nationals will be held at the sandy Murray Bridge circuit in South Australia, on May 17th 2015.