Todd Waters scored 5-4 for fifth place overall.
By Hayden Gregory
It was a tough day at the office for Wilson Coolair Motul Factory Suzuki rider Todd Waters who admittedly had an off day in comparison to his high standards.
Bouncing back from a five week layoff Waters looked strong early claiming fourth in the GoPro Superole before running third for the majority of the first moto. Disaster struck in the closing stages however as his chain fell off, forcing him to drop back to fifth place.
In the second moto he was once again a little off the pace unable to really challenge the leading riders to finish in fourth. Despite landing fifth for the round, Waters still holds down third place in the Thor MX1 Championship.
“It was a bit of a disappointing day for me. In the first race we were riding well and I’d moved from seventh in to third, and was battling with Ferris when my chain came off – I actually managed to get it back on though and I salvaged fifth,” Waters explained.
“In the second race I just wasn’t up there. I’ve been doing the work, but my starts weren’t great today, even though I had the speed to be on the podium.
“We have a weekend off next weekend, so we just need to go back as a team and get everything sorted so we can move forward at the next round.”
It was a day to forget for Waters MX1 team mate Luke Wilson who recorded a DNF and twelfth for 20th overall.
“Today was a day to forget for me. I had some bike problems in qualifying which meant I had last gate pick all day and starts are really important at Nowra,” Wilson shared.
“After my DNF in moto one, I put the foot down in race two and got to tenth position which I was pretty happy with, but I made a couple of mistakes towards the end which lost me a couple of positions.
“Even though it wasn’t a great day, I’m still happy that I was able to get in to that top ten, and we’ll take the positives from round six and move forward to Conondale.”
Round seven of the 2016 Motul MX Nationals will take place in two weeks at Conondale on Sunday July 16.