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Penrite AMX Pro Motocross Championship Results 2022 Round 1 Wonthaggi

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2022 Penrite ProMX Motocross Championships

Round 1 Wonthaggi, VICTORIA (27 March)

2022 Penrite AMX Pro - Round 1 MX1 Luke Clout NSW Yamaha

Photo: Penrite ProMX  Championship Round 1 winner in the MX1 class Luke Clout (NSW, Yamaha) at Wonthaggi in Victoria (By courtesy ProMX Photographer)

Reigning MX1 Champion Luke Clout off to the perfect start to defend his crown

Reigning Australian MX1 Champion Luke Clout got off to the perfect start to defending his 2021 AMXPro Championship crown winning the opening round on 27 March at Wonthaggi – the seaside town located south east of Melbourne in Gippsland, Victoria.

The CDR Yamaha Monster Energy rider from New South Wales Yamaha put in a faultless performance at Wonthaggi to win both motos and lead the overall points standings ahead of his CDR team mate Aaron Tanti and former MX1 Australian Champion Todd Waters (QLD) aboard the Husqvarna Australia FC450 machine.

Tanti, the up-and-coming rider finished 3-2 in both motos to edge out Waters (4-3) for second, by just two points, with Kyle Webster (Honda, 38) and Kirk Gibbs (KTM, 32) rounding out the top 5.

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Reigning MX2 Australian Champion Kyle Webster (WA, Honda) made an impressive debut in the premiere MX1 class for two-stroke engines up to 250cc and four-stroke engines up to 450cc. Earlier in the day, the Team HRC Honda Racing rider set the fastest time in the AMX Superstores Top 10 Pole Shootout.

With pole position, Webster holeshot moto 1 and lead early, before going down and handing the lead to the defending champion, Luke Clout. Webster showed that he is a real threat for the MX1 Championship in 2022 charging through the field to move up into second position, just one second behind Clout. Aaron Tanti came in third ahead of Waters and Brett Metcalfe (SA, KTM) in 5th.

Webster also set the pace in Moto 2, leading early ahead of Aaron Tanti with a fierce battle going on for third position between of Metcalfe, Factory KTM’s Kirk Gibbs and Waters. But this time it was Clout’s turn to charge from outside the top 5 through to 2nd.

With Webster dropping his bike late in the race, Clout inherited the lead and went on to score maximum points in the opening round with the second moto win.
Tanti finished second, to finish second overall on the day – ahead of Waters in 3rd and Gibbs in 4th. Waters finished third on the day ahead of Webster in fourth, after he remounted to finish 5th in the second moto.

Round 1 - MX1 Results

THOR MX1 Moto 1 Results:
1 Luke CLOUT Yamaha, 2 Kyle WEBSTER Honda, 3 Aaron TANTI Yamaha, 4 Todd WATERS Husqvarna, 5 Brett METCALFE KTM, 6 Lochie LATIMER KTM, 7 Kirk GIBBS KTM, 8 Matt MOSS KTM, 9 Jayden RYKERS Kawasaki, 10 Hayden MELLROSS GasGas, 11 Joel EVANS Honda, 12 Joben BALDWIN Honda, 13 John DARROCH Yamaha, 14 Joel WIGHTMAN Yamaha, 15 Luke ZIELINSKI Yamaha, 16 Dylan WOOD KTM, 17 Dean FERRIS Honda, 18 Levi McMANUS Honda, 19 Cody O’LOAN KTM, 20 Cory WATTS Honda.

THOR MX1 Moto 2 Results:
1 Luke CLOUT Yamaha, 2 Aaron TANTI Yamaha, 3 Todd WATERS Husqvarna, 4 Kirk GIBBS KTM, 5 Kyle WEBSTER Honda, 6 Brett METCALFE KTM, 7 Hayden MELLROSS GasGas, 8 Jayden RYKERS Kawasaki, 9 Dean FERRIS Honda, 10 Matt MOSS KTM, 11 Joel EVANS Honda, 12 Dylan WOOD KTM, 13 Joben BALDWIN Honda, 14 John DARROCH Yamaha, 15 Luke ZIELINSKI Yamaha, 16 Cody O’LOAN KTM, 17 Joel WIGHTMAN Yamaha, 18 Lochie LATIMER KTM, 19 Levi McMANUS Honda, 20 Cory WATTS Honda.

MX1 Overall standings

2022 Penrite AMX Pro – Round 1 MX1 winners Luke Clout, Aaron Tanti and Todd Waters

2022 Penrite AMX Pro - Round 1 MX1 Luke Clout, Aaron Tanti and Todd Waters

1 Luke CLOUT Yamaha, 50 points
2 Aaron TANTI Yamaha, 42
3 Todd WATERS Husqvarna, 38
4 Kyle WEBSTER Honda, 38
5 Kirk GIBBS KTM, 32
6 Brett METCALFE KTM, 31
7 Hayden MELLROSS GasGas, 25
8 Jayden RYKERS Kawasaki, 25
9 Matt MOSS KTM, 24
10 Joel EVANS Honda, 20

Todd returns from Europe to win MX2 class

In the Pirelli MX2 class, Queenslander Wilson Todd was unstoppable, taking the two wins to score maximum points in the opening round at Wonthaggi.
The Team HRC Honda Factory Racing rider and dual Australian MX2 champion (2019 and 2020) returned home from Europe after spending the last two years contesting the World MX2 Championships, fitter, faster and more skilful than before.

Although no match for Todd, Yamalube YZF250cc rider Alex Larwood put in a great effort to finish second in both motos, just over a second away in each.
Third place overall was a tie between Serco Yamaha team-mates, Bailey Malkiewicz and Jesse Dobson, with Bailey claiming third overall on a countback finishing in third place and ahead of Dobson, who was fourth in Moto 2.

Wilson Todd lead Moto 1 early after Noah Ferguson (GasGas) crashed early. Alex Larwood in second matched the lap-times of Todd, but remained several bike lengths behind throughout the whole race with the pair finishing 1-2.

Serco Yamaha team mates Jesse Dobson and Bailey Malkiewic finished 3rd and 4th, respectively, with Haruki Yokohama (Kawasaki) rounding out the top 5.
Moto 2 was almost a carbon copy of the first, with Todd leading from the early stages to win over Larwood.

But this time after a poor start, Larwood was forced to charge his way through the field and finish second ahead of Malkiewicz in 3rd and Jesse Dobson in 4th.

Runner-up 2021 MX Champion Ryder Kingsford finished 5th in Moto 2 and 5th overall, finishing 6th in Moto 1 – an impressive first-up ride in senior competition.

 

MX2 Results

Moto 1 Results:
1 Wilson TODD Honda, 2 Alex LARWOOD Yamaha, 3 Jesse DOBSON Yamaha, 4 Bailey MALKIEWICZ Yamaha, 5 Haruki YOKOYAMA Kawasaki, 6 Ryder KINGSFORD Yamaha, 7 Jai CONSTANTINOU Kawasaki, 8 Isaac FERGUSON GasGas, 9 Dylan WILLS Husqvarna, 10 Hugh McKAY Yamaha, 11 Brodie CONNELLY Yamaha, 12 Rhys BUDD Yamaha, 13 Blake FOX GasGas, 14 Liam ANDREWS Honda, 15 Connor TIERNEY Honda, 16 Mackenzie O’BREE Yamaha, 17 Kaleb BARHAM Husqvarna,
18 Chandler BURNS Honda, 19 Tomas RAVENHORST KTM, 20 Braeden KREBS Yamaha.

Moto 2 Results:
1 Wilson TODD Honda, 2 Alex LARWOOD Yamaha, 3 Bailey MALKIEWICZ Yamaha, 4 Jesse DOBSON Yamaha, 5 Ryder KINGSFORD Yamaha, 6 Rhys BUDD Yamaha, 7 Jai CONSTANTINOU Kawasaki, 8 Dylan WILLS Husqvarna, 9 Haruki YOKOYAMA Kawasaki, 10 Liam ANDREWS Honda, 11 Kaleb BARHAM Husqvarna, 12 Brodie CONNELLY Yamaha, 13 Noah FERGUSON GasGas, 14 Blake FOX GasGas, 15 Hugh McKAY Yamaha, 16 Chandler BURNS Honda, 17 Isaac FERGUSON GasGas, 18 Tye JONES Husqvarna, 19 Connor TIERNEY Honda, 20 George KNIGHT Honda.

 

MX2 Overall standings

Photo: 2022 Penrite AMX Pro – Round 1 MX2 winner Wilson Todd (QLD Honda) in the opening round at Wonthaggi.

2022 Penrite AMX Pro - Round 1 MX2 Wilson Todd QLD Honda - Round 1 MX2 winner

1 Wilson TODD Honda, 50 points
2 Alex LARWOOD Yamaha, 44
3 Bailey MALKIEWICZ Yamaha, 38
4 Jesse DOBSON Yamaha, 38
5 Ryder KINGSFORD Yamaha, 31
6 Jai CONSTANTINOU Kawasaki, 28
7 Haruki YOKOYAMA Kawasaki, 28
8 Dylan WILLS Husqvarna, 25
9 Rhys BUDD Yamaha, 24
10 Brodie CONNELLY Yamaha, 19

Williams leads MX3 development class

Honda Australia Red Ride rider, Cambell Williams was the overall Round 1 winner at Wonthaggi in the MX3 development class for 14-18 year-old aspiring champions.  He became the third rider on the day to score maximum points ahead of Brock Flynn (Husqvarna) and Byron Dennis (Gas Gas) third.

Williams led Moto 1 from the front ahead of Gas Gas Australia mounted rider Byron Dennis and WA young gun and KTM Australia mounted Kayden Minear in third. 

With Williams dominating Moto 2 again, in this race Husqvarna Australia rider Brock Flynn charged through the pack to finish second and claim second overall, after finishing 4th in Moto 1.  Jack Mather would round out the top 3 in the second Maxxis MX3 class moto to finish fourth overall on the day.

With 80 riders entering for the Maxxis MX3 class, two qualifying races were held to trim the numbers to an elite gate of 40 for the final.

 

MX3 Results

Moto 1 Results:
1 Cambell WILLIAMS Honda, 2 Byron DENNIS GasGas, 3 Kayden MINEAR KTM, 4 Brock FLYNN Husqvarna, 5 Connor TOWILL KTM, 6 Jack MATHER Husqvarna, 7 Myles GILMORE Yamaha, 8 Thynan KEAN Honda, 9 Ryan ALEXANDERSON KTM, 10 Liam OWENS Husqvarna, 11 Cooper HOLROYD Yamaha, 12 Jet ALSOP KTM, 13 Jake CANNON Yamaha, 14 Kobe DREW Yamaha, 15 Liam JACKSON, 16 Koby HANTIS Yamaha, 17 Hixson McINNES Honda, 18 Deacon PAICE KTM, 19 Cody KILPATRICK Kawasaki, 20 Rory FAIRBROTHER KTM.

Moto 2 Results:
1 Cambell WILLIAMS Honda, 2 Brock FLYNN Husqvarna, 3 Jack MATHER Husqvarna, 4 Jet ALSOP KTM, 5 Ryan ALEXANDERSON KTM, 6 Kayden MINEAR KTM, 7 Byron DENNIS GasGas, 8 Thynan KEAN Honda, 9 Kobe DREW Yamaha, 10 Liam OWENS Husqvarna, 11 Seth BURCHELL Yamaha, 12 Cooper HOLROYD Yamaha, 13 Connor TOWILL KTM, 14 Koby HANTIS Yamaha, 15 Jake CANNON Yamaha, 16 Liam JACKSON, 17 Brodie PETSCHAUER Honda, 18 Jyle CAMPBELL Yamaha, 19 Rory FAIRBROTHER KTM, 20 Angus PEARCE Yamaha.

 

MX3 Overall standings

Photo: 2022 Penrite AMX Pro – Round 1 MX3 winners – 1 Cambell Williams, 2 Brock Flynn and 3 Byron Dennis.

2022 Penrite AMX Pro - Round 1 MX3 1 Cambell Williams, 2 Brock Flynn and 3 Byron Dennis - Round 1 MX3 winners

1 Cambell WILLIAMS Honda, 50 points
2 Brock FLYNN Husqvarna, 40
3 Byron DENNIS GasGas, 36
4 Jack MATHER Husqvarna,  35
5 Kayden MINEAR KTM , 35
6 Ryan ALEXANDERSON KTM, 28
7 Jet ALSOP KTM, 27
8 Thynan KEAN Honda, 26
9 Connor TOWILL KTM , 24
10 Liam OWENS Husqvarna,  22

Cannon wins the Ezilift opening MXW round

With support from Ezilift, the Australian Women’s Motocross Championship returned for 2022 with competitors coming from all over the country to reignite the national level of women’s competition. 

All eyes were on the next generation of talent – up against experienced rider and dual Australian MXW Champion Maddison Brown.  Ride Red Honda rider Brown – the 2015 and 2017 Australian Champion – finished on the podium five times in a row between 2015 to 2019, with the MXW Australian titles not being held over the last two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

After qualifying in pole position, Brown’s teammate Emma Millesevic looked to be the one to beat heading into the big race. But in Moto 1, Yamalube team rider Charli Cannon took the holeshot and opened up a break on the field after several contenders went down in the first section of the track, including Maddy Healey and Ebony Harris. Cannon went on to take the moto win, ahead of Millesevic in 2nd and Brown in 3rd.

Moto 2 would see Cannon again lead early and take the win and overall round. However, this time Millesevic and Brown had an enthralling battle for the other rostrum placings, with Millesevic holding on to finish 2nd ahead of Brown in 3rd also finishing overall in this order.

With the disruptions to the last two seasons, race organisers could not have wished for a better start to the 2022 season. The racing was exciting, the weather was ideal and more than 5,000 spectators attended. 

Round 2 gets under way in Mackay, Queensland on April 10, where the 1988 Australian Motocross Championships were held. Jeff Leisk won all classes that year, returning briefly to Australia from the United States before his assault on the 1989 World 500cc Championships in Europe.

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MXW Results

Moto 1 Results: 
1 Charli CANNON Yamaha, 2 Emma MILESEVIC Honda, 3 Madison BROWN Yamaha, 4 Taylah McCUTCHEON Yamaha, 5 Amie ROBERTS Yamaha, 6 Danielle FOOT Husqvarna, 7 Madison HEALEY Honda, 8 Tanesha HARNETT Honda, 9 Amy BARTSCH KTM, 10 Taylor THOMPSON Yamaha, 11 Holli GEEVES Yamaha, 12 Megan BAGNALL Honda, 13 Holly VAN DER BOOR Yamaha, 14 Sienna GIUDICE KTM, 15 Stefanie TEIXEIRA Honda, 16 Keira COLLINS Husqvarna, 17 Samantha MACARTHUR KTM, 18 Charlotte BERRILL Honda, 19 Samantha BEECROFT Yamaha, 20 Stefanie TEIXEIRA Honda

Moto 2 Results:
1 Charli CANNON Yamaha, 2 Emma MILESEVIC Honda, 3 Madison BROWN, 4 Taylah McCUTCHEON Yamaha, 5 Madison HEALEY Honda, 6 Danielle FOOT Husqvarna, 7 Amie ROBERTS Yamaha,
8 Tahlia DREW Yamaha, 9 Amy BARTSCH KTM, 10 Tanesha HARNETT Honda, 11 Holly VAN DER BOOR Yamaha, 12 Holli GEEVES, 13 Megan BAGNALL Honda, 14 Samantha, 15 Sienna GIUDICE KTM, 16 Keira COLLINS Husqvarna, 17 Charlotte BERRILL Honda, 18 Samantha BEECROFT, 19 Ellie BEECROFT Yamaha.

MXW Overall standings

Photo: 2022 Penrite AMX Pro – Round 1 Ezilift MXW Round 1 winner Charli Cannon (QLD Yamaha)

2022 Penrite AMX Pro - Round 1 MXW Charli Cannon QLD Yamaha - Charli Cannon Round 1 winner

1 Charli CANNON Yamaha, 50 points
2 Emma MILESEVIC Honda, 44
3 Madison BROWN Yamaha, 40
4 Taylah McCUTCHEON Yamaha, 36
5 Madison HEALEY Honda, 30
6 Danielle FOOT Husqvarna, 30
7 Amie ROBERTS Yamaha, 30
8 Amy BARTSCH KTM, 24
9 Tanesha HARNETT Honda, 24
10 Holli GEEVES Yamaha, 19

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