Takeshi transformed a tough start into a magnificent race win in the first MX2 moto as he tore his way through the leading riders to finish in front by 2.4 seconds. Steady riding in the second moto saw Takeshi cross the line in 3rd place at the Toowoomba circuit. A countback would favour Jay Wilson as the round winner, pushing Takeshi into 2nd place overall.
“I feel pretty good. Got another moto win which was really good. Toowoomba is my style of track so I enjoyed it today. I struggled a little in the second moto but overall it’s pretty good!” Takeshi commented.
Takeshi is still in the running to take out the championship with the points on offer in the final round.
Proformance Kawasaki Racing Team were a rider down over the weekend after Matt Ryan unfortunately injured his hand while training for the round. Alex Morris charged on in the first moto to finish in a respectable 12th place after coming out of the first turn at the bottom end of the field due to a collision with another rider. A mechanical concern prevented Alex from finishing the second MX2 moto.
“It was a fun weekend at an unreal track. Unfortunately Matt hurt his hand while training on the Thursday night before the round so he didn’t get to start the race on Sunday. He is still recovering and we are hoping that he can compete in the last round but it will all depend on his recovery. Alex had an average start in the first race but he came out pretty well to finish where he did so we are very proud of him,” commented Team Manager, Travis Whitten.
The final round of the 2015 MX Nationals will be held on 30th August at the Coolum Pines MX Race Track in QLD.
MX2 championship standings after round 9:
1. Jay Wilson 530
2. Luke Clout 509
3. Takeshi Katsuya 500
4. Jed Beaton 443
5. Caleb Ward 417
6. Wade Hunter 411
7. Nathan Crawford 394
8. Dylan Wills 388
9. Geran Stapleton 355
10 Jack Simpson 330