Penrite AMX Pro Motocross Championship Results 2022 Round 5 Maitland

Penrite AMX Pro Motocross Championship Results 2022 Round 5 Maitland

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2022 Penrite ProMX Motocross Championships

Round 5 Maitland, NEW SOUTH WALES (26 June)

2022 Penrite AMX Pro - Round 5 Maitland MX2 overall winners Wilson Todd, Jesse Dobson and Noah Ferguson

Photo: Penrite ProMX  Championship – Round 5 Maitland MX2 overall winners Wilson Todd, Jesse Dobson and Noah Ferguson (By ProMX Photographer)

Tanti retains Red Plate with 1-1 win at Maitland

Heading into Round 5 of the 2022 Penrite ProMX Championship at Maitland (NSW), the THOR MX1 class is still wide open with a host of riders vying the premier motocross title. 

CDR Yamaha’s Aaron Tanti  went into the round 12 points in front of Husqvarna Australia’s Todd Waters and 14 ahead of GO24 KTM mounted veteran, Brett Metcalfe. Former Australian Champion Dean Ferris (Honda) and KTM Australia’s Kirk Gibbs rounded out the Top 5, within reach of the leaders.

In Moto 1, Brett Metcalfe continued his great form at his home round in Gillman (SA) to win the holeshot.
The pace was hot with the major title contenders trading placings on the opening lap. But after lap one, BBR 102 Motorsports rider Matt Moss took the lead from Metcalfe.

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By lap 2, Kirk Gibbs passed Metcalf to take the lead with the series leader Aaron Tanti in third, with these places staying the same until about 10 minutes into the 25 minute, plus 1 lap race. Tanti then passed Gibbs for the lead on Lap 9 and opened up a strong lead ahead of Moss, who also passed Gibbs, with Metcalfe in third.

At the chequered flag, these places remained the same with Tanti riding a smooth tactical race to win ahead of Moss 2nd and Metcalfe 3rd, with Todd Waters on the Husqvarna Australia in 4th and Hayden MELLROSS (GasGas) in 5th. Gibbs fell late in the moto, but recovered to finish sixth after vying for a podium finish for most of the race.

After a mechanical failure saw three-times Australian MX1 Champion Dean Ferris finish seventh in Moto 1, he was determined to recover and won the holeshot in Moto 2. Brett Metcalfe and Matt Moss were in hot pursuit and passed Ferris to lead 1-2 on the opening lap, with Aaron Tanti in third.

On lap 2, Tanti passed both Ferris and Metcalfe to take the lead ahead of Moss, then on lap 3 Ferris also passed Metcalfe with Todd Waters in fifth. Tanti, Moss and Ferris retained these positions for the rest of the moto, with only a few bike lengths separating the three riders.

Tanti secured 1-1 Moto scores to take the overall win to retain the Red Plate and stretch his points lead.
Moss – the 2014-15 Australian MX1 Champion, finished 2nd in the Moto and overall at Maitland ahead of Ferris in third. Water’s 4th position in Moto 2 saw him take the final podium finish on the day.

After five rounds, Aaron Tanti (214 points) is looking the hot favourite to win his first Australian Championship. He now holds a 26 points lead over Waters (188) and 28 points over Metcalfe (186). Ferris (175) and Gibbs (145) round out the Top 5 and are also with reach of the leaders.

Round 5 - MX1 Results

THOR MX1 Moto 1 Results:
1 Aaron TANTI Yamaha, 2 Matt MOSS KTM, 3 Brett METCALFE KTM, 4 Todd WATERS Husqvarna, 5 Hayden MELLROSS GasGas, 6 Kirk GIBBS KTM, 7 Dean FERRIS Honda, 8 Jayden RYKERS Kawasaki, 9 Joel WIGHTMAN Yamaha, 10 Dylan WOOD KTM.

THOR MX1 Moto 2 Results:

1 Aaron TANTI Yamaha, 2 Matt MOSS KTM, 3 Dean FERRIS Honda, 4 Todd WATERS Husqvarna, 5 Brett METCALFE KTM, 6 Hayden MELLROSS GasGas, 7 Joel WIGHTMAN Yamaha, 8 Dylan WOOD KTM, 9 Cory WATTS Honda, 10 Joel EVANS Honda. 

THOR MX1 Overall Results (Top 10):
1 1 Aaron TANTI Yamaha (25-25) 50, 2 Matt MOSS KTM (22-22) 44, 3 Todd WATERS Husqvarna (18-18) 36, 4 Brett METCALFE KTM (20-16) 36, 5 Dean FERRIS Honda (14-20) 34, 6 Hayden MELLROSS GasGas (16-15) 31, 7 Joel WIGHTMAN Yamaha (12-14) 26, 8 Dylan WOOD KTM (11-13) 24, 9 Joel EVANS Honda (8-11) 19, 10 Joben BALDWIN Honda (9-10) 19.

MX1 Overall standings

Photo:  Thor MX1 series leader Aaron Tanti (CDR Yamaha) in action at Maitland in New  South Wales

2022 Penrite AMX Pro - Round 5 Maitland MX1 overall winner Aaron Tanti

1 Aaron TANTI Yamaha 214
2 Todd WATERS Husqvarna 188
3 Brett METCALFE KTM 186
4 Dean FERRIS Honda 175
5 Kirk GIBBS KTM 145
6 Hayden MELLROSS 138
7 Jayden RYKERS Kawasaki 118
8 Joel EVANS Honda 114
9 Joel WIGHTMAN Yamaha 101
10 Joben BALDWIN Honda 97

Todd scores maximum points to extend MX2 series lead at Maitland

Pirelli MX2 class Red Plate holder and Team HRC Honda Factory Racing rider Wilson Todd picked up where he left off at Gillman to again score maximum points in Round 5 in Maitland.

Heading into the round, the dual Australian MX2 champion (2019 and 2020) was leading Yamaha riders Alex Larwood and Rhys Budd by 62 and 63 points, respectively. With Larwood and Ryder Kingsford out through injury, Budd, Bailey Malkiewics (Yamaha) and Jesse Dobson (Yamaha) are probably the only riders with a chance of the title now. 

But Todd didn’t have things his own way early with Husqvarna Australia’s Dylan Wills winning the holeshot in Moto 1 ahead of him, with Empire Kawasaki’s Haruki Yokoyama in third.  Wills was riding magnificently to lead the race up to lap 8, when he fell after Todd challenged him for the lead, with Wills recovering but slipping out of the Top 10 at the finish. This enabled the Serco Yamaha rider Jesse Dobson to move into second after passing Yokoyama.  These positions stayed the same to the chequered flag with Bailey Malkiewicz (Yamaha) and Noah Ferguson (GasGas) rounding out the Top 5 in Moto 1.

In Moto 2, Todd won the holeshot and would go onto win from start to finish. A second turn pile up on the opening lap held up Yamalube Yamaha’s Rhys Budd, GAS GAS Australia’s Blake Fox and Yokoyama. This enabled Kaleb Barham (Husqvarna) and Jayce Cosford (Yamaha) to battle early for the podium positions.

With Dylan Wills exiting from podium contention with a mechanical issue, Jesse Dobson again charged through the field through to 2nd behind Todd with Empire Kawasaki’s Jai Constantinou in 3rd. Jayce Cosford (Yamaha) and Noah Ferguson finished in 4th and 5th, respectively.  Todd’s 1-1 finish gave him the overall win ahead of Dobson (2-2), with Ferguson taking the final spot on the podium with a consistent performance on the day (5-5).


Round 5 - MX2 Results

Pirelli MX2 Moto 1 Results:
1 Wilson TODD Honda, 2 Jesse DOBSON Yamaha, 3 Haruki YOKOYAMA Kawasaki, 4 Bailey MALKIEWICZ Yamaha, 5 Noah FERGUSON GasGas, 6 Hugh McKAY Yamaha, 7 Rhys BUDD Yamaha, 8 Blake FOX GasGas, 9 Ben NOVAK Honda, 10 Chandler BURNS Honda

Pirelli MX2 Moto 2 Results:
1 Wilson TODD Honda, 2 Jesse DOBSON Yamaha, 3 Jai CONSTANTINOU Kawasaki, 4 Jayce COSFORD Yamaha, 5 Noah FERGUSON GasGas, 6 Rhys BUDD Yamaha, 7 Kaleb BARHAM Husqvarna, 8 Bailey MALKIEWICZ Yamaha, 9 Hugh McKAY Yamaha, 10 Haruki YOKOYAMA Kawasaki

Pirelli MX2 Overall Results (Top 10):
1 Wilson TODD Honda (25-25) 50, 2 Jesse DOBSON Yamaha (22-22) 44, 3 Noah FERGUSON GasGas (16-16) 32, 4 Bailey MALKIEWICZ Yamaha (18-13) 31, 5 Haruki YOKOYAMA Kawasaki (20-11) 31, 6 Jai CONSTANTINOU Kawasaki (9-20) 29, 7 Rhys BUDD Yamaha (14-15) 29, 8 Hugh McKAY Yamaha (15-12) 27, 9 Jayce COSFORD Yamaha (4-18) 22, 10 Kaleb BARHAM Husqvarna (8-14) 22, 11 Blake FOX GasGas (13-9) 22.

MX2 Overall standings

Photo: 2022 Penrite AMX Pro – Round 5 MX2 winner Wilson Todd (Honda) at Maitland (NSW)

2022 Penrite AMX Pro - Round 5 Maitland MX2 overall winner Wilson Todd

1 Wilson TODD Honda 243 (83 points)
2 Rhys BUDD Yamaha 160
3 Bailey MALKIEWICZ Yamaha 149
4 Jesse DOBSON Yamaha 148
5 Noah FERGUSON GasGas 133
6 Alex LARWOOD Yamaha 132
7 Haruki YOKOYAMA Kawasaki 128
8 Dylan WILLS Husqvarna 119
9 Ryder KINGSFORD Yamaha 117
10 Liam ANDREWS Honda 105

Minear leads MX3 series after Williams crashes at Maitland

HRC Honda’s Cambell Williams crashed in Round 4 of the Maxxis MX3 series at Maitland to hand over the Red Plate to KTM Australia’s Kayden Minear, with Husqvarna rider Jack Mather moving up into second overall in the Championship

Williams took the holeshot in Moto 1, but hometown favourite Connor Towill on the KTM Newcastle machine quickly passed him on the opening lap and went on to win the race.  Husqvarna riders Brock Flynn and Jack Mather battled it out for third position through to lap 5 when the battle for a podium finish behind Towill started heating up. 

Feeling the effect of lingering injuries, Williams was unable to maintain the pace and dropped to sixth in one lap, allowing Flynn and Mather to move up into second and third, respectively.  

The top three positions stayed the same through to lap 7. But storming through the field was Ride Red Honda’s Ty Kean who moved up from 11th place on lap 2into 4th and was now challenging the Husqvarna riders for a podium place. Likewise, Minear was on the charge after being back in 9th position on lap 4 and had moved up into 5th by lap 10.  Towill was too strong, but both Kean and Minear made multiple passes late in the Moto to secure 2nd and 3rd positions at the chequered flag.

With Williams finishing back in 11th place and Minear now breathing down his neck I the overall championship, the current Red Plat holder was determined to hold onto his lead and won the holeshot in Moto 2.  But it wasn’t Williams day and his race ended on the opening lap with what appeared to be a mechanical issue.

From there Connor Towill led the race for the opening three laps until he fell on lap 4, handing over the lead to Jack Mather, with Seth Burchell (Yamaha Junior Racing) in 2nd and Ty Kean in 3rd.  Mather lead until lap 6 when he was relegated to third by Kean and Burchell.

Kean went onto win Moto 2 and the overall round with a 2-1 finish, ahead of Burchell and Mather.  The KTM duo of Towill and Minear were battling it out for 4th position with with Towill holding on at the finish to finish second overall (1-4) with Mather filling the final rostrum spot (4-3).

MX3 Results

MAXXIS MX3 Moto 1 Results:
1 Connor TOWILL KTM, 2 Thynan KEAN Honda, 3 Kayden MINEAR KTM, 4 Jack MATHER Husqvarna, 5 Ryan ALEXANDERSON KTM, 6 Byron DENNIS, 7 Brock FLYNN Husqvarna, 8 Kobe DREW Yamaha, 9 Seth BURCHELL Yamaha, 10 Ryley FITZPATRICK GasGas.

MAXXIS MX3 Moto 2 Results:
1 Thynan KEAN Honda, 2 Seth BURCHELL Yamaha, 3 Jack MATHER Husqvarna, 4 Connor TOWILL KTM, 5 Kayden MINEAR KTM, 6 Cooper HOLROYD Yamaha, 7 Ryley FITZPATRICK GasGas, 8 Jyle CAMPBELL Yamaha, 9 Ryan ALEXANDERSON KTM, 10 Brock FLYNN Husqvarna

MAXXIS MX3 Overall Results (Top 10):
1 Thynan KEAN Honda (22-25) 47, 2 Connor TOWILL KTM (25-18) 43, 3 Jack MATHER Husqvarna (18-20) 38, 4 Kayden MINEAR KTM (20-16) 36, 5 Seth BURCHELL Yamaha (12-22) 34, 6 Ryan ALEXANDERSON KTM (16-12) 28, 7 Ryley FITZPATRICK GasGas (11-14) 25, 8 Brock FLYNN Husqvarna (14-11) 25, 9 Cooper HOLROYD Yamaha (6-15) 21, 10 Kobe DREW Yamaha (13-7) 20


MX3 Overall standings

Photo: 2022 Penrite AMX Pro – Round 5 winner Thynan Kean moved up into fourth overall at Maitland.

2022 Penrite AMX Pro - Round 5 Maitland MX3 overall winner Thynan Kean

1 Kayden MINEAR KTM 196
2 Jack MATHER Husqvarna 173
3 Cambell WILLIAMS Honda 171
4 Thynan KEAN Honda 155
6 Byron DENNIS GasGas 140
7 Jet ALSOP KTM 128
8 Connor TOWILL KTM 122
9 Brock FLYNN Husqvarna 117
10 Ryley FITZPATRICK GasGas 93

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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

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
8 Tahlia DREW Yamaha, 40
9 Holli GEEVES Yamaha, 40
10 Taylah McCUTCHEON, 36

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