Metcalfe Finishes Runner Up at Gopher Dunes

Brett Metcalfe

The Australian has recorded his best result of the 2016 Canadian Motocross Championship.

By Hayden Gregory
Brett Metcalfe
Brett Metcalfe

Round five of the series saw riders take on one of the toughest circuits in North America and racing did not disappoint.

Rockstar Energy OTSFF Yamaha’s Matt Goerke clocked the fastest time in practice before battling with championship leader Davi Millsaps for the majority of moto one. A heavy crash by Millsaps on lap eight helped Goerke score his second moto win of the year ahead of Colton Facciotti. Davi Millsaps recovered for third place and Metcalfe slid into fourth.

In moto two, Goerke looked the rider to beat again before a crash on lap six saw him drop to seventh place. The benefactor was Metcalfe who powered ahead to secure his first race win of the championship. Millsaps was able to push for second place with Goerke climbing all the way back up to third by race end.

A 1-3 scorecard was enough for Goerke to claim round honours ahead of Metcalfe and Millsaps.

I made it hard on myself today, stalling the bike in the first moto and then endoing after getting into the lead in Moto 2,” Goerke said.

At the halfway point of the championship, Millsaps sits on top with 274 points. Mike Alessi holds onto second place despite a disappointing sixth place finish at Gopher Dunes. Matt Goerke trails by a further two point in third while Colton Facciotto and Brett Metcalfe round out the top five only a few points out of podium contention.

MX1 Gopher Dunes, Ontario – July 10th, 2016

  1. Matt Goerke (Yam) 1-3 55pts
  2. Brett Metcalfe (Yam) 4-1 53pts
  3. Davi Millsaps (KTM) 3-2 52pts
  4. Colton Facciotti (Hon) 2-6 47pts
  5. Kaven Benoit (KTM) 5-4 44pts
  6. Mike Alessi (Kaw) 6-5 41pts
  7. Tyler Medaglia (Husq) 8-7 37pts
  8. Cade Clason (KTM) 7-8 37pts
  9. Shawn Robinson (KTM) 9-9 34pts
  10. Morgan Burger (Yam) 10-10 32pts

MX1 Championship Standings

  1. Davi Millsaps (KTM) 274pts
  2. Mike Alessi (Kaw) 239pts
  3. Matt Goerke (Yam) 237pts
  4. Colton Facciotti (Hon) 235pts
  5. Brett Metcalfe (Yam) 235pts
  6. Cade Clason (KTM) 183pts
  7. Kaven Benoit (KTM) 177pts
  8. Tyler Medaglia (Husq) 174pts
  9. Morgan Burger (Yam) 151pts
  10. Keylan Meston (Yam) 148pts

 

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