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2022 Penrite ProMX Motocross Championships

Round 4 Gillman, SOUTH AUSTRALIA (29 May)

2022 Penrite AMX Pro - Round 4 Gillman MX1 Moto 2 and overall winner Aaron Tanti

Photo: Penrite ProMX  Championship – Thor MX1 round three four winner and new Red Plate Holder – CDR Yamaha ‘s Aaron Tanti  (By ProMX Photographer)

NSW rider Aaron Tanti wins MX1 round at Gillman to earn Red Plate

The 2022 THOR MX1 Australian Motocross Championship series is the most open for many years with a host of riders vying the premier motocross title.

Heading into round 4 at Gillman in South Australia, three different riders had won the opening three rounds – CDR Yamaha Monster Energy’s Luke Clout, HRC Honda Racing Australia’s Kyle Webster, and the 2016 and 2017 Australian MX1 Champion – HRC Honda Racing Australia’s Dean Ferris.

Husqvarna Australia’s Todd Waters and CDR Yamaha Monster Energy’s Aaron Tanti have been the most consistent riders so far in 2022 with only one point separating the overall series leaders after three rounds.  

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But at Gillman, it was Tanti who would win the overall round to take the Red Plate of Waters and shoot to the top of the leaderboard, becoming the fourth rider to win a round in 2022.

Tanti, from New South Wales won the round on a countback to local South Australian veteran Brett Metcalfe (KTM), who comfortably won Moto 1, but had to settle for second in Moto 2 – pressuring Tanti all the way to the finish line.  Tanti reversed the results in Moto 2 showing nerves of steel and total concentration to win ahead of Metcalfe, tying on 47 points. However, under current race rules, in the case of a tie, the overall winner is awarded to the winner of the last race.

To the delight of the hometown fans, Metcalfe took the holeshot in Moto 1. But last round’s winner Dean Ferris passed him on turn three of the opening lap. Metcalfe was all fired up to win in his home state and passed Ferris back to take first place in the early stages of the race. As the race progressed, Metcalfe opened up a commanding lead and Ferris dropped to fourth, with Tanti moving to second ahead of KTM Australia’s Kirk Gibbs, who was in hot pursuit.

The racing was exciting, but these positions staying the same, except Waters would pass Ferris for fourth as Metcalfe took the win at the chequered flag ahead of Tanti and Gibbs.

2022 Penrite AMX Pro - Round 4 Gillman MX1 Moto 1 winner Brett Metcalfe

Photo: South Australian veteran Brett Metcalfe (KTM) tied overall with Aaron Tanti at Gillman with a 1-2 finish at Gillman in his home State, but finished second on a countback.

In Moto 2, Dean Ferris won the holeshot ahead of Tanti, who got a better start in this race. Tanti passed Ferris for the lead on the opening lap and would go on to win the moto and overall round.  But it wasn’t all easy going. Tanti was only narrowly in front with a tremendous dual happening close behind him between Ferris and Metcalfe for most of the 30-minute race.  With six minutes to go, Metcalfe made his move to successfully pass Ferris into second, then set his sights on Tanti.

Kirk Gibbs was also charging up through the field and passed Ferris into third, joining the battle for the lead with just three laps remaining.
The pressure on Tanti was now immense, with Metcalfe attacking Tanti for the lead with Gibbs in striking distance behind the pair.
But Tanti held his nerve and rode a faultless race to win the moto and overall round ahead of with Metcalfe and Gibbs. Ferris finished fourth in Moto 2 ahead of Todd Waters.

With Waters finishing fifth overall in Round 4 (4-5, 34 points), he is now in second overall – sandwiched between the new series leader Tanti (2-1, 47 points) and Metcalfe (102, 47 points). Tanti now has an overall 12 point lead on 164 points over Waters (152) ahead of Metcalfe (150), Ferris (141) and Gibbs (130). At the half-way mark of the season, the battle for the National MX1 is still wide open with just 34 points separating the Top 5 riders.

Round 4 - MX1 Results

THOR MX1 Moto 1 Results:
1 Brett METCALFE KTM, 2 Aaron TANTI Yamaha, 3 Kirk GIBBS KTM, 4 Todd WATERS Husqvarna, 5 Dean FERRIS Honda, 6 Hayden MELLROSS GasGas, 7 Jayden RYKERS Kawasaki, 8 Joel EVANS Honda, 9 Levi MCMANUS Honda, 10 Liam JACKSON Kawasaki.

THOR MX1 Moto 2 Results:
1 Aaron TANTI Yamaha (22-25) 47, 2 Brett METCALFE KTM (25-22) 47, 3 Kirk GIBBS KTM (20-20) 40, 4 Dean FERRIS Honda (16-18) 34, 5 Todd WATERS Husqvarna (18-16) 34, 6 Hayden MELLROSS GasGas (15-15) 30, 7 Jayden RYKERS Kawasaki (14-14) 28, 8 Joel EVANS Honda (13-13) 26, 9 Levi MCMANUS Honda (12-9) 21, 10 Joben BALDWIN Honda (8-12) 20.

THOR MX1 Overall Results (Top 10):
1 Aaron TANTI Yamaha, 2 Brett METCALFE KTM, 3 Kirk GIBBS KTM, 4 Dean FERRIS Honda, 5 Todd WATERS Husqvarna, 6 Hayden MELLROSS GasGas, 7 Jayden RYKERS Kawasaki, 8 Joel EVANS Honda, 9 Joben BALDWIN Honda, 10 Zachary WATSON Honda

MX1 Overall standings

Photo:  New Thor MX1 series leader Aaron Tanti (CDR Yamaha) in action at Wodonga in Victoria 

2022 Penrite AMX Pro - Round 3 Wodonga MX1 Aaron Tanti
POINTS AFTER ROUND 4 OF 8

1 Aaron TANTI Yamaha, 164 points
2 Todd WATERS Husqvarna, 152
3 Brett METCALFE KTM, 150
4 Dean FERRIS Honda, 141
5 Kirk GIBBS KTM, 130
6 Hayden MELLROSS GasGas, 107
7 Jayden RYKERS Kawasaki, 105
8 Joel EVANS Honda, 95
9 Kyle WEBSTER Honda, 85
10 Joben BALDWIN Honda, 78

Todd opens up big Pirelli MX2 series lead after Malkiewicz crashes out at Gillman

Pirelli MX2 class Red Plate holder and Team HRC Honda Factory Racing rider Wilson Todd looked a determined rider at Gillman.  Although the dual Australian MX2 champion (2019 and 2020) was leading Serco Yamaha’s Bailey Malkiewicz in the series by 25 points, his uncharacteristic crash in the first moto in the previous round at Wodonga in Victoria, allowed Malkiewicz to bridge the points gap.

After taking out the fastest qualifying time in the Pirelli MX2 qualifying session, Todd won the holeshot in Moto 1 and lead the race from start to finish.
Behind him, early in the race Empire Kawasaki’s Haruki Yokoyama was in second ahead of Malkiewicz. But in this round, it was Malkiewicz’s turn to crash in moto 1 in spectacular fashion at the end of the first lap – ending his day scoreless.  With Malkiewicz out, Yamaha team mates Alex Larwood and Rhys Budd moved up into the rostrum placings.

Much to the delight of the home crowd, Larwood from South Australia, finished second to Todd keeping Budd at bay in third. Ride Red Honda’s Liam Andrews was fourth with the WBR Bulk Nutrients Yamaha Rider Ryder Kingsford finishing in fifth after a bad start and having to work his way up through the field. Yokoyama Holeshot finished in sixth, slipping down the placings after his brilliant start, which he repeated in Moto 2.

Yokoyama won the holeshot in Moto 2, with the overall series and round leader Todd boxed in on the first corner.

Rhys Budd and Gas Gas Australia’s Noah Ferguson shot past Yokoyama on lap one, fighting it out for the early race lead. But after his bad start, Todd was charging through the Pirelli MX2 field and took control of the lead at the half way point of the race. From then on he was never challenged and was first to the chequered flag ahead of Budd and Ferguson in that order who continued their epic battle all the way to the finish.  Ryder Kingsford finished in fourth ahead of Jesse Dobson on the Serco Yamaha in fifth.

With Malkiewicz crashing out and being scoreless on the day, Wilson Todd extended his lead by 50 points (193 points) to open up a commanding 61 point break over Alex Larwood in second on 132 points. Rhys Budd is just one point behind Larwood (131 points) with Bailey Malkiewicz slipping to fourth (118 points), just one point ahead of Ryder Kingsford (117 points).

Round 4 - MX2 Results

Pirelli MX2 Moto 1 Results:
1 Wilson TODD Honda, 2 Alex LARWOOD Yamaha, 3 Rhys BUDD Yamaha, 4 Liam ANDREWS Honda, 5 Ryder KINGSFORD Yamaha, 6 Haruki YOKOYAMA Kawasaki, 7 Dylan WILLS Husqvarna, 8 Noah FERGUSON GasGas, 9 Blake FOX GasGas, 10 Jesse DOBSON Yamaha.

Pirelli MX2 Moto 2 Results:
1 Wilson TODD Honda, 2 Rhys BUDD Yamaha, 3 Noah FERGUSON GasGas, 4 Ryder KINGSFORD Yamaha, 5 Jesse DOBSON Yamaha, 6 Haruki YOKOYAMA Kawasaki, 7 Liam ANDREWS Honda, 8 Blake FOX GasGas, 9 Dylan WILLS Husqvarna, 10 Jayce COSFORD Yamaha.

Pirelli MX2 Overall Results (Top 10):
1 Wilson TODD Honda (25-25) 50, 2 Rhys BUDD Yamaha (20-22) 42, 3 Ryder KINGSFORD Yamaha (16-18) 34, 4 Noah FERGUSON GasGas (13-20) 33, 5 Liam ANDREWS Honda (18-14) 32, 6 Haruki YOKOYAMA Kawasaki (15-15) 30, 7 Jesse DOBSON Yamaha (11-16) 27, 8 Dylan WILLS Husqvarna (14-12) 26, 9 Blake FOX GasGas (12-13) 25, 10 Alex LARWOOD Yamaha (22-0) 22, 11 Jayce COSFORD Yamaha (7-11) 18.

 

MX2 Overall standings

Photo: 2022 Penrite AMX Pro – Round 4 MX2 winner Wilson Todd (Honda) at Gillman in South Australia

2022 Penrite AMX Pro - Round 4 Gillman MX2 overall winner Wilson Todd
POINTS AFTER ROUND 4 OF 8

1 Wilson TODD Honda, 193 points
2 Alex LARWOOD Yamaha, 132
3 Rhys BUDD Yamaha, 131
4 Bailey MALKIEWICZ Yamaha, 118
5 Ryder KINGSFORD Yamaha, 117
6 Dylan WILLS Husqvarna, 109
7 Liam ANDREWS Honda, 105
8 Jesse DOBSON Yamaha, 104
9 Noah FERGUSON GasGas, 101
10 Haruki YOKOYAMA Kawasaki, 97

WA rider Kayden Minear wins Gillman to challenge Williams for Maxxis MX3 Series

After slipping down the leaderboard in Round 3 of the Maxxis MX3 series at Wodonga in Victoria behind the Red Plate holder Cambell Williams and Ryan Alexanderon, WA rider Kayden Minear was determined to make amends on the sandy Gillman track surface, which is common in the West.  Minear won both motos on his KTM to win the overall in Round 4, ahead of Jack Mather (Honda, 2-2) and Jet Alsop (KTM, 4-4). Williams struggled in the sand and finished 8th overall (7-10), finishing seventh after crashing in Moto 1 and just scraping into the Top 10 in moto 2.

New South Wales rider Connor Towill (KTM) won the holeshot in Moto 1 and lead the first half of the race. At this point the race he was baulked passing a lapped rider, allowing Minear to take the lead. HRC Honda Racing Australia’s Williams was in third but crashed while dualing with Jack Mather for this position.
At the chequered flag, it was Minear in first, ahead of Towill and Mather in second and third, respectively.

In Moto 2, Minear hit the front earlier with Williams back in the pack. Husqvarna riders Jack Mather and Brock Flynn fought out the early battle for the minor rostrum placings. But by the end of the moto, Ride Red Honda’s Ty Kean passed both riders to finish second at the chequered flag, behind Minear, with Mather in third.

In the overall standings, Minear took the overall win to score maximum points to close within one point of the Red Plate holder Cambell Williams (161 points).
After finishing second overall with two third placings, Jack Mather is now in third (135 points) ahead of Byron Dennis (125 points) and Jett Alsop (116). KTM’s Ryan Alexanderson slipped from second overall to sixth (114 points), not competing at Gillman.

 

MX3 Results

MAXXIS MX3 Moto 1 Results:
1 Kayden MINEAR KTM, 2 Connor TOWILL KTM, 3 Jack MATHER Husqvarna, 4 Jet ALSOP KTM, 5 Brock FLYNN Husqvarna, 6 Cambell WILLIAMS Honda, 7 Ryley FITZPATRICK GasGas, 8 Byron DENNIS GasGas, 9 Thynan KEAN Honda, 10 Jake CANNON Yamaha.

MAXXIS MX3 Moto 2 Results:
1 66 Kayden MINEAR KTM, 2 38 Thynan KEAN Honda, 3 43 Jack MATHER Husqvarna, 4 42 Jet ALSOP KTM, 5 60 Brock FLYNN Husqvarna, 6 185 Ryley FITZPATRICK GasGas, 7 46 Kobe DREW Yamaha, 8 23 Byron DENNIS GasGas, 9 410 Jake CANNON Yamaha, 10 82 Cambell WILLIAMS Honda.

MAXXIS MX3 Overall Results (Top 10):

1 Kayden MINEAR KTM (25-25) 50, 2 Jack MATHER Husqvarna (20-20) 40, 3 Jet ALSOP KTM (18-18) 36, 4 Thynan KEAN Honda (12-22) 34, 5 Brock FLYNN Husqvarna (16-16) 32, 6 Ryley FITZPATRICK GasGas (14-15) 29, 7 Byron DENNIS GasGas (13-13) 26, 8 Cambell WILLIAMS Honda (15-11) 26 9 Jake CANNON Yamaha (11-12) 23, 10 Kobe DREW Yamaha (8-14) 22, 11 Connor TOWILL KTM (22-0) 22.

 

MX3 Overall standings

Photo: 2022 Penrite AMX Pro – Round 4 winner Hayden Minear (WA, KTM) is now only one point behind the Maxxis MX3 series leader Cambell Williams.

2022 Penrite AMX Pro - Round 4 Gillman MX3 overall winner Hayden Minear
POINTS AFTER ROUND 4 OF 8

1 Cambell WILLIAMS Honda,  161 pts
2 Kayden MINEAR KTM, 160
3 Jack MATHER Husqvarna, 135
4 Byron DENNIS GasGas, 125
5 Jet ALSOP KTM, 116
6 Ryan ALEXANDERSON KTM, 114
7 Thynan KEAN Honda, 108
8 Brock FLYNN Husqvarna, 92
9 Connor TOWILL KTM, 79
10 Myles GILMORE Yamaha, 78

Charli Cannon wins at Gillman to maintain unbeaten EziLift WMX run in 2022

After a two-year break due to covid, 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.  This year’s EziLift MXW series is being held over three rounds, with Round 2 held at Gillman.

Yamalube Yamaha’s Charli Cannon, who convincingly won the opening round at Wonthaggi in Victoria on 27 March, continued her unbeaten run at Gillman.  After setting the fastest time in EziLift MXW qualifying, she dominated the field to win both motos from start to finish.

In Moto 1, Cannon won the holeshot and quickly pulled away from the field ahead of Ride Red Honda’s Emma Milesevic and Taylor Thompson (Yamaha), with dual Australian MXW Champion Maddison Brown (Yamaha) in fourth.  These positions stayed the same throughout Moto 1 until the very last lap when both Brown and Honda rider Madison Healey (Honda) were able to pass Thompson.

Moto 2 was almost a carbon copy of the first with Cannon, Milesevic and Brown finishing 1-2-3, with Maddy Brown closer in this race.  Madison Healey finished fourth ahead of Tahlia Drew (Yamaha). 

With the Top 3 results identical in rounds 1 and 2, Charli Cannon is on top of the leaderboard with a maximum 100 points, 12 points ahead of Emma Milesevic (88) and Madison Brown (80).  The final EziLift MXW round will be held at Coolum in Queensland on 20-21 August 2022.

 

EziLift WMX Results

EziLift WMX Moto 1 Results:
1 Charli CANNON Yamaha, 2 Emma MILESEVIC Honda, 3 Madison BROWN Yamaha, 4 Madison HEALEY Honda, 5 Taylor THOMPSON Yamaha, 6 Amy BARTSCH KTM, 7 Amie ROBERTS Yamaha, 8 Danielle FOOT Husqvarna, 9 Emma HAYLOCK Husqvarna, 10 Tahlia DREW Yamaha.

EziLift WMX Moto 2 Results:
1 Charli CANNON Yamaha, 2 Emma MILESEVIC Honda, 3 Madison BROWN Yamaha, 4 Madison HEALEY Honda, 5 Tahlia DREW Yamaha, 6 Amie ROBERTS Yamaha, 7 Danielle FOOT Husqvarna, 8 Amy BARTSCH KTM, 9 Emma HAYLOCK Husqvarna, 10 Holli GEEVES Yamaha.

EziLift WMX Overall Results (Top 10):
1 Charli CANNON Yamaha (25-25) 50, 2 Emma MILESEVIC Honda (22-22) 44, 3 Madison BROWN Yamaha (20-20) 40, 4 Madison HEALEY Honda (18-18) 36, 5 Amie ROBERTS Yamaha (14-15) 29, 6 Amy BARTSCH KTM (15-13) 28, 7 Tahlia DREW Yamaha (11-16) 27, 8 Danielle FOOT Husqvarna (13-14) 27, 9 Emma HAYLOCK Husqvarna (12-12) 24, 10 Holli GEEVES Yamaha (10-11) 21.

 

MXW Overall standings

Photo: 2022 Penrite AMX Pro – Round 1 Ezilift MXW Round 1 and 2 winner Charli Cannon (QLD Yamaha)

2022 Penrite AMX Pro - Round 4 Gillman WMX overall winner Charli Cannon
POINTS AFTER ROUND 2 OF 3

1 Charli CANNON Yamaha, 100 points
2 Emma MILESEVIC Honda, 88
3 Madison BROWN Yamaha, 80
4 Madison HEALEY Honda, 66
5 Amie ROBERTS Yamaha, 59
6 Danielle FOOT Husqvarna, 57
7 Amy BARTSCH KTM, 52
8 Tahlia DREW Yamaha, 40
9 Holli GEEVES Yamaha, 40
10 Taylah McCUTCHEON, 36

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FINAL round IS AT COOLUM (QUEENSLAND) on 20-21 AUGUST

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