Dirt Action https://www.dirtaction.com.au Motocross/Supercross/Trail/FMX/Enduro Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:37:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 https://www.dirtaction.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/cropped-DA-Favicon-32x32.jpg Dirt Action https://www.dirtaction.com.au 32 32 PHOTO GALLERY: MX NATIONALS FINALE| COOLUM https://www.dirtaction.com.au/photos/23946/23946.htm Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:37:55 +0000 https://www.dirtaction.com.au/?p=23946    

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FERRIS AND DACK REFLECT ON RECORD BREAKING MX NATIONALS CAMPAIGN https://www.dirtaction.com.au/news/ferris-and-dack-reflect-on-record-breaking-mx-nationals-campaign/23941.htm Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:05:02 +0000 https://www.dirtaction.com.au/?p=23941 CDR Yamaha’s Dean Ferris capped off a remarkable 2017 MX nationals campaign taking another dominant round win at the 10th and final round of the championship, held at the Coolum Pines circuit, on the weekend. Ferris again stamped his authority as the nation’s fastest motocross racer, winning both motos in the premier MX1 division on...

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CDR Yamaha’s Dean Ferris capped off a remarkable 2017 MX nationals campaign taking another dominant round win at the 10th and final round of the championship, held at the Coolum Pines circuit, on the weekend.

Ferris again stamped his authority as the nation’s fastest motocross racer, winning both motos in the premier MX1 division on his powerhouse YZ450F. With the loamy Coolum circuit at its roughest and ugliest, it was Ferris who tamed the track and his rivals in another awesome display of motocross racing.

 

FERRIS 1

The round victory on the weekend, his ninth of the 10-round series, also marks the most dominant performance by any rider in MX Nationals history in the class and secures him back to back championship wins to put his name alongside some of the greats of the sport.

“It has been a crazy week,” Ferris begins. “I was able to wrap up the championship last week at Toowoomba, my partner Renae and I had a gorgeous baby girl during the week, I got selected to represent Australia at the Motocross of Nations and now win the final round of the championship in what has been an amazing year for me.

“There are so many people that have contributed to the success we have had this year and I don’t really even know where to begin. The CDR Yamaha team are the best in the business and continue to set the bar for racing in Australia, WEM for running a high-quality series and the other sponsors that make all this happen but what made it special was all the people from Kyogle that came out to support me the last couple of weekends. To ride around the track on the last couple of laps and see everyone waving me on was pretty cool and something that I won’t forget.

“I will spend the next day or two to enjoy this and get to know my daughter but then it’s back to work and prepare for the motocross of Nations and then Supercross. I think we have a great team for the Motocross of nations and I look forward to riding with Kirk and Hunter and trying to get the Australian team the best result possible,” he ends.

The back to back title defence for Ferris and the CDR Yamaha team is testament to the work, desire and commitment of everyone in the team and team owner, Craig Dack, is proud to have the number 1 plate firmly bolted to his machine.

FERRIS 2

“Winning a championship at this level comes via a lot of hard work and dedication by some very talented people both on the bike and behind the scenes,” Dack explains. “With Gary, Brad, Aiden and Sam we have the best people in the pits that produce a great environment and the best bike we can. They play just a big a role in the success as any of the riders and I thank them for what they bring to not just CDR Yamaha but also racing in general.

“But what really blows me away is Dean Ferris and how his life has changed over the past two seasons. On the weekend, with everything that had gone on with the birth of his daughter and already wrapping up the championship, he had every right just to mail this one in and take it easy but that’s not in his DNA.

“He wanted to win and continued to show his maturity and professionalism right until the chequered flag fell and every fan got an autograph or a photo. He has become a world class racer but more importantly, a great role model and ambassador for racing. We love having him as part of the CDR Yamaha family,” Dack ends.

The focus for the CDR Yamaha team now switches their attention to the Australian Supercross Championship starting on September 23 at Jimboomba in Queensland. They will also unveil the all-new 2018 YZ450F. Testing the new machine will begin immediately with the view to have both Ferris and Dylan Long on board the new bike.

For more information and a full list of results; www.mxnationals.com.au

Round 10 Results – Coolum
MX1
1st Dean Ferris – 70 points (CDR Yamaha)
2nd Todd Waters – 64 points
3rd Kirk Gibbs – 60 points
4th Dylan Long – 54 points (CDR Yamaha)
5th Kade Mosig – 53 points
6th Brett Metcalfe – 51 points
7th Kyle Peters – 47 points
8th Luke Styke – 45 points
9th Joel Milesevic – 42 points
10th Hamish Harwood – 42 points

MX1 Championship – Final Standings
1st Dean Ferris – 705 points (Yamaha YZ450F)
2nd Kirk Gibbs – 616 points
3rd Kade Mosig – 542 points (Yamaha YZ450F)
4th Todd Waters – 532 points
5th Luke Styke – 500 points
6th Kyle Peters – 478 points
7th Brett Metcalfe – 426 points
8th Luke Clout – 425 points
9th Nathan Crawford – 382 points
10th Joel Green – 335 points

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EGAN MASTIN WINS MX NATIONALS MX2 CHAMPIONSHIP https://www.dirtaction.com.au/news/egan-mastin-wins-mx-nationals-mx2-championship/23938.htm Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:03:42 +0000 https://www.dirtaction.com.au/?p=23938 The Motul MX2 Championship all came down to the final moto at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast today, with Davey Motorsport’s KTM rider Egan Mastin finally securing the 2017 championship at Round 10 of the Motul MX Nationals. With only three points the difference in the Motul MX2 Championship heading into the grand finale at...

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The Motul MX2 Championship all came down to the final moto at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast today, with Davey Motorsport’s KTM rider Egan Mastin finally securing the 2017 championship at Round 10 of the Motul MX Nationals.

With only three points the difference in the Motul MX2 Championship heading into the grand finale at Coolum today, spectators were treated to the tightest racing of the season, with DPH Motorsport’s Wilson Todd and Mastin going head to head for the final time this year.

With the class heading straight into qualifying this morning, riders were treated to a freshly prepped and watered track for their 20-minute timed session. After each rider had set their fastest times it was Western Australia’s sand specialist Kyle Webster (Penrite CRF Honda Racing) who was quickest on track setting a 1:45.681 lap time that couldn’t be matched. Second fastest was DPH Motorsport’s Todd (1:45.912), and third was New Zealander Hamish Harwood (1:46.605).

Unfortunately for Davey Motorsport’s Egan Mastin, despite initially qualifying in third, the KTM rider was relegated 25 positions due to an on track incident during free practice on Saturday. As a result, Mastin took 28th gate pick when racing commenced later this morning.

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Moto 1

With the Motul MX2 championship well and truly up for the taking this weekend, when bikes headed to the line for moto one, there was tension in the air.

When gates dropped it was the Isaac Ferguson who took the Raceline holeshot, but after only a lap it was Hayden Mellross in the lead, and no surprise to see the number four KTM two-stroke rider Mastin firmly in second position.

Two riders who were well outside of the top three after one lap on track was red plate holder Todd and and Serco Yamaha’s Mitchell Evans were both well and truly in contention for the MX2 championship – the pair back in seventh and 11thposition.

By the time riders headed into lap three Mastin had made the move on Mellross, taking control of the race, while behind the KTM leader, Mellross and fastest qualifier Webster were locked into a battle for second.

After four laps, race leader Mastin had stretched out his lead on now second placed Webster to a comfortable five seconds, while behind the Penrite CRF Honda Racing Team rider was Mellross, Todd, Maximus Purvis and KSF Racing Team’s Dylan Wills.

After six laps, Todd closed in on teammate Mellross and after only a handful of turns the DPH Motorsport’s Yamaha rider moved into the final podium position behind Mastin and Webster, ensuring that the MX2 championship did not slip away from him without a fight.

By the halfway point in race one Mastin continued to lead from Webster and Todd, while behind the lead trio was Mellross, Serco Yamaha’s Evans and Raceline Pirelli KTM’s Jay Wilson.

With ten minutes remaining, Mastin looked untouchable out in front, continuing to lead by a comfortable margin with only a third of the moto left to run.

By lap 13, Serco Yamaha’s Evans who was sitting third in the standings began to make his way through the pack and up onto the rear wheel of Mellross in fourth, he too attempting to secure as many championship points as possible before this year’s champion is crowned. And it turned out luck was on Evans’ side – only a lap later Mellross was forced to DNF due to a mechanical issue.

By the time riders received the last lap board, it was clear the despite every effort from Webster and Todd that Mastin could not be caught, and when the chequered flag flew on race one it was Davey Motorsport’s Mastin who collected the first race win at Coolum.

Second place went to Penrite CRF Honda Racing Team’s Webster, followed by red plate holder Todd in third. Fourth place went to Evans, followed by Harwood, Wilson, Wills, Isaac Ferguson, Purvis and Tomas Ravenhorst who completed the top ten.

After race one, Mastin became the new MX2 Championship points leader, however with Todd only two markers behind him, moto two was set to be the decider!

Moto 2 

It all came down to the final race at Coolum this afternoon for this year’s Motul MX2 Champ to be crowned, and with thousands of spectators watching on, the 250cc category put on one final performance for 2017.

With only 20 minutes on the clock in race two, a start was more important than ever in the for the MX2 class, and when gates dropped for the last time it was DPH Motorsport’s Todd who claimed the final Raceline holeshot.

On only the first lap spectators were treated to the battle they had been waiting for. Mastin soon closed in on the Yamaha leader’s rear wheel, setting up the final moto as the most epic race of the season.

Behind the lead two was Todd’s teammate Mellross, followed by KSF Racing Team’s Wills and Raceline Pirelli KTM’s Wilson in fourth and fifth.

By lap two Mastin had closed in on Todd’s rear tyre, the pair switching lines and give 110% in their bid to secure the final championship points of the season. But despite Mastin doing everything in his power to close in on the DPH Motorsport’s pilot, the Davey Motorsport’s rider could not make a move stick.

By the halfway mark, Todd continued to lead from Mastin, Mellross and Webster who had found his way up to fourth. Evans remained comfortable in fifth place, followed by Wills and Wilson.

But it was the battle between Todd and Mastin the no one could take their eyes off, and by lap 11 the leaders were in to lapped traffic.

Unfortunately for Todd it was on lap six that everything changed – a small mistake which saw the Yamaha rider go down proved costly, and just like that, Todd relinquished the lead and handed the top spot to Mastin.

Behind the top two things were changing too. Webster soon made his presence known, passing Mellross and moving up into the final podium position.

Despite only seconds now separating Mastin from Todd, it was the DPH Motorsport’s rider who had his work cut out for him if he was to chase down the KTM leader and claim the 2017 championship in moto two.

With two and a half minutes remaining, Todd was doing everything in his power to close in on race leader Mastin, but with KTM rider holding more than a nine second lead it was looking more and more likely that the championship would be Mastin’s.

And when bikes crossed the finish line for the final time this afternoon, it was the number four Davey Motorsport’s machine which claimed the final race victory and the 2017 Motul MX2 Championship. Second in race two went to Todd, followed by Webster, Mellross, and Evans who completed the top five. Sixth in race two went to Jayden Rykers, followed by Wilson, Connor Tierney, Wills and Hugh McKay who completed the top ten.

With the results from both motos combined, Mastin’s 1,1 results saw him claim the round win at Coolum, from Todd and Honda mounted Webster.

But it was the championship that riders celebrated once racing wrapped up today – Davey Motorsport’s KTM rider Mastin finally crowned the 2017 Motul MX2 Champion. Second n the championship podium went to DPH Motorsport’s Todd, while Serco Yamaha’s Evans secured third in his rookie year in the 250cc class.

Egan Mastin – Davey Motorsports KTM – 2017 Motul MX2 Champion

“Everyone has to work so hard to get to this spot and to get to this moment, and we put in countless hours this season to make it happen,” Mastin shared.

“My dad has been behind me 110% this year through the good and the bad. At one stage we didn’t know if we were going to have a ride this year but KTM stepped up and I can’t thank those guys enough for giving me the opportunity.

“We made our weaknesses our strong points this season, and I can’t thank the guys and my mentors enough who have been in my corner.

“Also the Davey Motorsport’s crew. Those guys work so hard, they’re an awesome group of people who put so much effort in, so to give them this back, it’s exactly what I wanted to do.

“The 250 two-stroke it’s an awesome bike and it’s the first time KTM have actually won a championship in this class, so it’s awesome to have done it today.”

Motul MX2 Round 10 Results

1) Egan Mastin – 70 points – KTM
2) Wilson Todd – 62 points – Yamaha
3) Kyle Webster – 62 points – Honda
4) Mitchell Evans – 54 points – Yamaha
5) Jay Wilson – 49 points – KTM
6) Dylan Wills – 46 points – Husqvarna
7) Hamish Harwood – 45 points – KTM
8) Connor Tierney – 42 points – Yamaha
9) Hugh McKay – 39 points – Yamaha
10) Jayden Rykers – 38 points – KTM

Motul MX2 Championship

1) Egan Mastin – 617 points – KTM
2) Wilson Todd – 612 points – Yamaha
3) Mitchell Evans – 590 points – Yamaha
4) Hamish Harwood – 524 points – KTM
5) Kyle Webster – 508 points – Honda
6) Dylan Wills – 477 points – Husqvarna
7) Jayden Rykers – 452 points – KTM
8) Jackson Richardson – 365 points – Yamaha
9) Richie Evans – 350 points – Yamaha
10) Joel Evans – 326 points – Yamaha

For more information on the 2017 Motul MX Nationals, head to www.mxnationals.com.au

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VIDEO: X GAMES REAL MOTO | 5 EPIC FREE RIDE VIDEOS https://www.dirtaction.com.au/news/videos/23935/23935.htm Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:23:23 +0000 https://www.dirtaction.com.au/?p=23935 X Games Real Moto puts 5 riders and their videographers against each other in a competition for the best video! Check out the 5 entries below and vote via this link http://xgames.espn.com/xgames/real/20123805/real-moto-2017 Axell Hodges  Tyler Bereman Jackson Strong Kris Foster Ronnie Renner

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X Games Real Moto puts 5 riders and their videographers against each other in a competition for the best video! Check out the 5 entries below and vote via this link http://xgames.espn.com/xgames/real/20123805/real-moto-2017

Axell Hodges 

Tyler Bereman

Jackson Strong

Kris Foster

Ronnie Renner

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BIKE TEST: HUSQVARNA FS450 https://www.dirtaction.com.au/news/bike-test-husqvarna-fs450/23931.htm Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:30:35 +0000 https://www.dirtaction.com.au/?p=23931 We get to ride a purpose-built supermoto weapon, the Husqvarna FS 450 CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL TEST

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We get to ride a purpose-built supermoto weapon, the Husqvarna FS 450

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL TEST

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VIDEO: THOR | TWENTY_EIGHTEEN https://www.dirtaction.com.au/news/videos/video-thor-twenty_eighteen/23914.htm Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:28:14 +0000 https://www.dirtaction.com.au/?p=23914 THOR | TWENTY_EIGHTEEN from THOR MX on Vimeo.

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VIDEO: KTM300 EXC RAW | LIFE OF LOAM https://www.dirtaction.com.au/news/videos/video-ktm300-exc-raw-life-of-loam/23910.htm Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:28:00 +0000 https://www.dirtaction.com.au/?p=23910 Video: Life of Loam

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COOLUM SET TO DECIDE MOTUL MX2 CHAMPIONSHIP https://www.dirtaction.com.au/news/videos/23903/23903.htm Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:49:28 +0000 https://www.dirtaction.com.au/?p=23903 The Motul MX2 class has produced some of the best racing the Motul MX Nationals has ever seen throughout nine rounds of the championship so far, and this weekend it will all come to a head when the Grand Finale of this year’s series takes place at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast. This Saturday and...

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The Motul MX2 class has produced some of the best racing the Motul MX Nationals has ever seen throughout nine rounds of the championship so far, and this weekend it will all come to a head when the Grand Finale of this year’s series takes place at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast.

This Saturday and Sunday, August 19 – 20, Australia’s fastest 250cc pilots will go toe to toe for the final time this season, and currently, there are three riders who are well within contention of the Motul MX2 title – Egan Mastin, Wilson Todd, and the rookie from Cairns Mitchell Evans.

So far this season, the trio have each experienced their fair share of race and round wins between them, but Coolum is the last location where it’s really going to matter, and each rider has voiced their final words ahead of this Sunday’s deciding round.

250 1

Wilson Todd – Championship leader – 550 points

“Even though I have the championship lead, I’m not producing the results that I need to.”

“I know that I’m capable and even though right now I have more pressure on me than I have had all year, it only motivates me more to bring it home strong in Coolum”.

250 2

 

Egan Mastin – 2nd in Championship standings – 547 points

“We knew what we needed to work on at the start of the year, and we have made our weaknesses our strong points.”

“I’m heading in to Coolum with confidence.”

250 3

Mitchell Evans – 3rd in Championship standings – 536 points 

“The last round is going to be exciting. I really have nothing to lose and it will be Wilson and Egan with all the pressure.”

“I plan on taking a few days to recuperate from the weekend and come out fresh and ready to go at Coolum.”

 

THE MOTUL MX2 STATS:

Wilson Todd:
Round Overall Results:
Round 1 – 1st
Round 2 – 2nd
Round 3 – 3rd
Round 4 – 1st
Round 5 – 5th
Round 6 – 6th
Round 7 – 1st
Round 8 – 2nd
Round 9 – 2nd
Total round wins – 3 
Total race wins – 3
Egan Mastin:
Round Overall Results:
Round 1 – 2nd
Round 2 – 3rd
Round 3 – 4th
Round 4 – 8th
Round 5 – 2nd
Round 6 – 1st
Round 7 – 2nd
Round 8 – 1st
Round 9 – 1st
Total round wins – 3
Total race wins – 7
Mitchell Evans
Round Overall Results:
Round 1 – 3rd
Round 2 – 1st
Round 3 – 1st
Round 4 – 5th
Round 5 – 3rd
Round 6 – 4th
Round 7 – 3rd
Round 8 – 3rd
Round 9 – 3rd
Total round wins – 2
Total race wins – 6

The tenth and final round of the 2017 Motul MX Nationals will be held at the Coolum Pines Motocross Track this Saturday and Sunday, August 19-20.

For more information on the Motul MX Nationals including ticket prices, race times, and more, head to the series official website, www.mxnationals.com.au

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VIDEO: BEST OF THE ACTION FROM RED BULL ROMANIACS 2017 https://www.dirtaction.com.au/news/videos/23900/23900.htm Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:25:32 +0000 https://www.dirtaction.com.au/?p=23900 The post VIDEO: BEST OF THE ACTION FROM RED BULL ROMANIACS 2017 appeared first on Dirt Action.

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