For immediate release 3rd April 2017
Successful weekend for GAS Imports Pty Ltd supported riders and Race teams after the opening round of the Motul MX Nationals, held yesterday 2nd April at the Victorian Wonthaggi Motocross complex.
Cold frosty conditions for our riders as they began their day with Practice qualifying session.
MX2 class was first up for practice / qualifying as we watched our DPH motorsports Rider Wilson Todd lead the stacked 37 rider field with the fastest recorded lap time.
Wilson on board his Yamaha YZF 250 had the leading lap time of 1:45.476 holding a 01.474 second lead over the Queensland rider Mitchel Evens.
Next up on the line for Practice Qualifying was DPH Motorsports rider Kade Mosig on board the YZF 450 and Wilson Coolair Suzuki rider Luke Wilson.
Also a packed class of riders this year in the Thor MX1 class as we watched 33 riders line up at the Wonthaggi Mx Circuit.
Mosig was looking strong and consistent with a 6th position in qualifying but unfortunately later was penalised 3 positions for jumping under red flag this put him back to a 9th place qualify.
Wilson qualified 22nd position.
The Junior 125cc cup was next on the line for qualifying.
Our young Jnr Husqvarna development rider Bailey Malkiewicz held the fastest lap time in his class with a 01:52.990 lap time .223 seconds quicker than 2nd qualifier Regan Duffy.
This was a great result as Malkiewicz had just recovered weeks before from knee reconstruction surgery and had mentioned to us earlier that he was not feeling 100% bike fit for the weekend.
Moto 1 MX2
Moto 1 for MX2 class was an exciting one to watch.
Being season opener crowds where drawn to the fence line to this exciting race, New riders, More riders and speculations to top 5 positions all played a role to the excitement of race 1 round of the Motul MX Nationals 2017.
Gates dropped MX2 DPH Rider Wilson Todd getting the jump off the gate first along side Serco rider Jackson Richardson as they both took charge of that first corner. Richardson managed take the lead in front of Todd after the first corner.
Richardson held the lead until the 8th lap when DPH’s Todd made an impress pass, Todd held that 1st position whilst establishing an extensive lead on Richardson and the rest of the MX2 field, Resulting in the round win.
Moto 1 MX1
Great racing for the series opener.
MX1 Wilson Coolair Suzuki Kyle Peters made the first jump out of the gate and continued with the Holseshot to the first corner followed by 2016 MX1 champion Dean Ferris and our very own DPH Motorsports rider Kade Mosig.
A stacked field of heavy hitters in the MX1 class meant there was not much room for error for Mosig as he had the likes of Todd Waters and Brett Metcalfe hot on his tail.
Mosig stayed consistent in third position throughout the entire race placing pressure on to the Raining MX1 champion Ferris.
Unforeseen by all in the last lap Kyle Peters had a bike malfunction with his clutch and had to pull off to the side of race track.
Putting Mosig into second position where he stayed.
DPH Motorsports rider Kade Mosig
Moto 2 MX2
All eyes were on the DPH Motorsports rider Wilson Todd after his outstanding ride in Moto 1,
The gates dropped and Wilson was one again second into the corner but this time behind KTM Rider Egan Mastin.
Wilson rode smart and smooth maintaining that second position throughout the moto Resulting in the Round win.
Wilson Todd will now line up Round 2 of the Motul MX Nationals with the Red Plate for MX2.
“I’m pumped to start the year like this! I felt in control and although I didn’t win both races, I did what I needed to do” a mature Wilson said.
“I feel at home on the bike with DPH, and having Ben (mechanic) has really helped me focus on my
riding, so I’m glad that I could repay everyone that believes in me this weekend by heading into round 2 with the red plate.
For me, I really want that red plate at the end of the last round, that’s where it really matters and that’s what I’m focused on”.
DPH Motorsports rider Wilson Todd
Moto 2 MX1
DPH Motosports Kade Mosig most definitely replicated his outstanding efforts he displayed in Moto 1 as he launched off the gates again with a great start.
Mosig was second into the first corner behind Dean Ferris where he remained for the entire race bringing home for DPH Motosports the 2nd place overall for the day.
“I’m happy with today’s result, I feel that I prepared well and it’s a good start to a long season.
I’ve raced this track a lot over the years and while it was tough, becoming rough in the 2nd moto, it provided us with a few new lines and really made it a lot of fun out there.
I’m glad I was able to provide a good result for the team and our supporters after all the work they’ve put in to get me here” Mosig said.
“I’m extremely happy with how the entire team performed this weekend” DPH Motosports Team Manager Dale Hocking said, “not only did the riders perform when the pressure was on, but they both rode smart to ensure they put themselves in the best possible positions all day.
Carrying the Red Plate into the next round with Wilson in MX2 and Kade in P2 for MX1, I can’t ask for much more than that”.
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