TOP THREE POTENTIAL FOR HUSKYPOSTED: 21 Apr 2010 @ 11:44 am 423 VIEWS
Round two of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals was held at Fairburn Park in the nation’s capital, Canberra on the weekend. The second round of this year’s Motocross national championship saw the Husqvarna brand and in particular the new TC 250 X-Light 2010 models make a quantum leap in regard to their potential to become major contenders for this year’s title.
Husqvarna Racing’s Matt Ryan & Jake Wright continued to demonstrate the potential of the new TC 250 with strong results throughout the weekend culminating in Husqvarna achieving a very credible 3rd place in the final Pro Lites Moto.
The format of the event had riders competing in four successive Moto’s with a five minute recovery between races.
The first race saw Matt into the thick of the action sitting in eighth spot at the first turn and some committed racing had Matt greeting the flag in a strong seventh position.
Unfortunately Matt had a DNF in the second Moto.
The third race saw Matt overcome a poor start to show the field a classic display of focused racing to work his way through the field and greet the flag in ninth spot.
The final Moto for the event had Matt completely focused and determined to ensure he maximized his strong start that had him challenging for the lead at the first corner. Matt showed his more fancied rivals that both he and the TC 250 were more than capable of mixing it with the guys at the business end of the pack and backed it up with an impressive third place finish in the final race.
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“I knew that the Husqvarna had what it takes to be competitive in the lites class and I am really stoked to have had such a great result. This was my first top three finish at the national level and it was a great result for me and Husqvarna. I want to say thanks to everyone that made it possible, Paul Feeney Group and all my sponsors Motul, Pirelli, RK Chains, Ferodo brake pads, JT Sprockets, Polisport and Progrip. The support from these guys has been fantastic” Said Matt!
Husqvarna Racing’s Jake Wright showed some serious speed throughout the event in the under 19’s class. Jake was super competitive off the start with some impressive drives out of the gate to have him sitting in the top five consistently.
After some crashes in the early races Jake recovered in race 3 and after being as high as second spot finished with a very creditable top ten finish.
Race 4 saw Jake continue his charge by hitting the first turn in second spot however a nasty midrace incident saw Jake withdraw from the final moto only to be taken to hospital with suspected knee damage.
Paul Feeney of Paul Feeney Group commented that he was delighted to see the Husqvarna brand and the new TC 250 X-Light realize its potential so early in his years series, “considering that we are only at round two for the championship and that this is the first year in some time that we have had the Husqvarna brand represented at a national MX competition level. Matt has done a great job for us this weekend and I am confident we can continue to improve and achieve some consistent results in this year’s title chase” said Paul!