Penrite AMX Pro Motocross Championship Results 2022 Round 6 Coffs Harbour

Penrite AMX Pro Motocross Championship Results 2022 Round 6 Coffs Harbour

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2022 Penrite ProMX Motocross Championships

Round 6 Coffs Harbour, NEW SOUTH WALES (24 July)

2022 Penrite AMX Pro - Round 6 Coffs Harbour MX1 overall winner Dean Ferris

Photo: Penrite ProMX  Championship – Round 6 Coffs Harbour overall MX1 winner  Dean Ferris (By ProMX Photographer)

Ferris wins Round 6 to challenge leader Tanti

Heading into Round 6 of the 2022 Penrite ProMX Championship at Coffs Harbour (NSW), the THOR MX1 class was still open to a host of riders vying the premier motocross title.  CDR Yamaha Monster Energy’s Aaron Tanti went into the round 26 points in front of Husqvarna Australia’s Todd Waters and 28 ahead of GO24 KTM mounted veteran, Brett Metcalfe.

Former Australian Champion Dean Ferris (Honda) was in fourth place, within reach of the leaders. But after two magnificent wins at Coffs Harbour, he moved into second position on the overall leaderboard and is now 29 points off the lead.  Great performances by Waters and Metcalfe, sees them tied in third, just five points behind Ferris.

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In Moto 1, HRC Honda Racing Australia’s Dean Ferris won the holeshot over Aaron Tanti, who was right on his tail. The pair had a great dual for the opening few laps with Todd Waters in third and Metcalfe in fourth.

On Lap 5, Tanti passed Ferris for the lead, as did Metcalfe over Waters – to move into third position.  After losing the lead, Ferris began to close back in on Tanti and on lap 14, with 2 laps to go, made an aggressive move on the series leader to retake the lead. Trying hard to challenge Ferris, Tanti fell with one lap remaining and, although he quickly remounted, Metcalfe assumed second spot ahead of KTM Australia’s Kirk Gibbs, who had been charging up through the field – up from 7th position on the opening lap.

At the chequered flag it was Ferris with the win, ahead of Gibbs, Metcalfe, Tanti and Husqvarna Australia’s Todd Waters.

The start of Moto 2 was a carbon copy of the first moto with Ferris again taking the holeshot over Tanti in second. But this time it was Ferris’s turn to make a mistake allowing Tanti to pass him for the lead.  

Todd Waters, Kirk Gibbs and Empire Kawasaki’s Jayden Rykers battled early for third, with Gibbs in sixth, and once again forced to work his way through the field.  Tanti lead for the majority of the race, but Ferris was always within striking distance and pulled the trigger on lap 10, with 8 minutes to go. Gibbs was now in third position ahead of GAS GAS Australia’s Hayden Mellross, relegating Waters to fifth.

Ferris won the race, going 1-1 on the day to take overall victory and put pressure on series leader Tanti. With Gibbs in third, he was second overall on the day with Tanti’s second place in the final Moto giving him third overall, to maintain the Red Plate with two rounds remaining.

After six rounds, Aaron Tanti (254 points) is still in a good position to win his first Australian Championship. But Ferris is now hot on his heals, moving up from 4th to 2nd (225), 34 points behind. Waters and Metcalfe are tied in third (220) ahead of Gibbs in fifth (187).

Round 6 - MX1 Results

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

THOR MX1 Moto 2 Results:
1 Dean FERRIS Honda, 2 Aaron TANTI Yamaha, 3 Kirk GIBBS KTM, 4 Hayden MELLROSS GasGas, 5 Todd WATERS Husqvarna, 6 Jayden RYKERS Kawasaki, 7 Brett METCALFE KTM, 8. Zachary WATSON Honda, 9 Joben BALDWIN Honda, 10 Ricky LATIMER KTM.

THOR MX1 Overall Results (Top 10):
1 Dean FERRIS Honda (25-25) 50, 2 Kirk GIBBS KTM (22-20) 42, 3 Aaron TANTI Yamaha (18-22) 40, 4 Brett METCALFE KTM (20-14) 34, 5 Hayden MELLROSS GasGas (15-18) 33, 6 Todd WATERS Husqvarna (16-16) 32, 7 Jayden RYKERS Kawasaki (14-15) 29, 8 Joben BALDWIN Honda (12-12) 24, 9 Zachary WATSON Honda (9-13) 22, 10 Ricky LATIMER KTM (10-11) 21.

MX1 Overall standings

Photo:  Thor MX1 series overall winners at Coffs Harbour – Dean Ferris (1), Kirk Gibbs (2) and Aaron Tanti (3)

2022 Penrite AMX Pro - Round 6 Coffs Harbour MX1 overall winners Dean Ferris, Kirk Gibbs and Aaron Tanti

1  Aaron TANTI Yamaha 254
2  Dean FERRIS Honda 225
3  Todd WATERS Husqvarna 220
4  Brett METCALFE KTM 220
5  Kirk GIBBS KTM 187
6  Hayden MELLROSS GasGas 171
7  Jayden RYKERS Kawasaki 147
8  Joel EVANS Honda 135
9  Joben BALDWIN Honda 121
10  Joel WIGHTMAN Yamaha 121

Todd wins again to set up unbeatable lead in the Pirelli MX2 series

Pirelli MX2 class Red Plate holder and Team HRC Honda Factory Racing rider Wilson Todd again scored maximum points in Round 6 at Coffs Harbour to further extend his series lead.

Heading into the round, the dual Australian MX2 champion (2019 and 2020) was 83 points ahead of his closest competitor Rhys Budd (Yamaha, 160), Bailey Malkiewicz (Yamaha 149) and Jesse Dobson (Yamaha 148).  Todd’s lead is so big now (98 points), he should be able to wrap up the series at the Queensland Moto Park round on 14 August.

Rhys Budd won the holeshot in moto 1 on the Yamalube Yamaha and opened up a handy lead on the field at the end of lap 1.  Kaleb Barham on the MPE Husqvarna was in second, a position he held for two laps until he was passed by Todd, with Empire Kawasaki’s Haruki Yokoyama in fourth.

Todd gradually reigned in Budd, passing him for the lead on lap 4. Behind them, there was a great battle for the remaining podium position between KTM Australia’s Nathan Crawford, the SERCO Yamaha duo of Jesse Dobson and Bailey Malkiewicz who passed Yokoyama on lap 7. Crawford, Malkiewicz would soon fall from contention with Yokoyama finishing third at the chequered flag behind Todd and Budd. Crawford recovered from his fall to finish 4th with Dobson in 5th.

Todd won the holeshot in moto 2, ahead of Crawford, who was showing great speed despite returning from his injury, which he sustained prior to the opening round of the season. Jayce Cosford was in third ahead of WBR Bulk Nutrients Yamaha’s Levi Rogers.  These positions remained unchanged for the entire race, except for Jesse Dobson passing Rogers for fourth on lap 6.

Todd’s second win on the day gave him the overall round win to extend his almost unbeatable lead even further. Crawford was second, to finish third on the day with Yokoyama in third, after finishing sixth in moto 2.  With another overall victory and maximum points, Todd marches closer to clinching the 2022 Pirelli MX2 Championship crown – his third title in this class.

Round 6 - MX2 Results

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

Pirelli MX2 Moto 2 Results:
1 Wilson TODD Honda, 2 Nathan CRAWFORD KTM, 3 Jayce COSFORD Yamaha, 4 Jesse DOBSON Yamaha, 5 Levi ROGERS Yamaha, 6 Haruki YOKOYAMA Kawasaki, 7 Bailey MALKIEWICZ Yamaha, 8 Rhys BUDD Yamaha, 9 Noah FERGUSON GasGas, 10 Hugh McKAY Yamaha.

Pirelli MX2 Overall Results (Top 10):
1 Wilson TODD Honda (25-25) 50, 2 Nathan CRAWFORD KTM (18-22) 40, 3 Haruki YOKOYAMA Kawasaki (20-15) 35, 4 Rhys BUDD Yamaha (22-13) 35, 5 Jesse DOBSON Yamaha (16-18) 34, 6 Jayce COSFORD Yamaha (7-20) 27, 7 Noah FERGUSON GasGas (15-12) 27, 8 Levi ROGERS Yamaha (9-16) 25, 9 Bailey MALKIEWICZ Yamaha (11-14) 25, 10 Hugh McKAY Yamaha (14-11) 25.

MX2 Overall standings

Photo: 2022 Penrite AMX Pro – Round 6 MX2 winner Wilson Todd (Honda) at Coffs Harbour (NSW)

2022 Penrite AMX Pro - Round 6 Coffs Harbour MX2 overall winner Wilson Todd

1  Wilson TODD Honda 293 points
2  Rhys BUDD Yamaha 195
3  Jesse DOBSON Yamaha 182
4  Bailey MALKIEWICZ Yamaha 174
5  Haruki YOKOYAMA Kawasaki 163
6  Noah FERGUSON GasGas 160
7  Alex LARWOOD Yamaha 132
8  Jai CONSTANTINOU Kawasaki 126
9  Dylan WILLS Husqvarna 119
10  Ryder KINGSFORD Yamaha 117

Alexanderson wins at Coffs Harbour to bridge the gap on the leading trio

KTM Australia’s Ryan Alexanderson won both motos in round 6 at Coffs Harbour to get within striking distance of the leading trio – Kayden Minear (KTM), Jack Mather (Husqvarna) and Cambell Williams (Honda).

Mather on the Husqvarna Australia machine won the holeshot in moto 1 ahead of KTM Newcastle’s Connor Towill and Husqvarna rider Brock Flynn. Towill passed Mather on lap 2 to take the lead, with Flynn in third. But Alexanderson was flying through the pack from back in 7th place on the opening lap. 

By lap three, he was in 4th place eventually passing Towill to take the lead on lap 8, going on to convincingly win the moto. Towill finished 2nd, with Mather crashing on the last lap enabling GAS GAS Australia’s Byron Dennis to finish third.

Moto 2 saw a repeat of the opening moto with Mather again winning the holeshot from Towill, with Alexanderson again back in the field.  Towill looked good and led until lap 8 when Flynn took the lead ahead of Williams and Ride Red Honda’s Ty Kean, before Kean and Williams collided and let Alexanderson into fourth.  

With the leaders bunching up, Alexanderson was within reach and proved too strong to win the second moto and the overall round.  Flynn finished second, which gave him third overall behind Mather, who finished third in moto 2. 

Red Plate holder, KTM Australia’s Kayden Minear rode consistently all day to finish fourth overall (5-4) to retain the Red Plate, but he is now only up 19 points on Mather (211), with Williams (195) in third and the threatening Alexanderson (192) in fourth.

MX3 Results

MAXXIS MX3 Moto 1:
1 Ryan ALEXANDERSON KTM, 2 Connor TOWILL KTM, 3 Byron DENNIS GasGas, 4 Jack MATHER Husqvarna, 5 Kayden MINEAR KTM, 6 Liam OWENS Husqvarna, 7 Brock FLYNN Husqvarna, 8 Thynan KEAN Honda, 9 Ryley FITZPATRICK GasGas, 10 Cambell WILLIAMS Honda.

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

MAXXIS MX3 Overall Results (Top 10): 
1 Ryan ALEXANDERSON KTM (25-25) 50, 2 Jack MATHER Husqvarna (18-20) 38, 3 Brock FLYNN Husqvarna (14-22) 36, 4 Byron DENNIS GasGas (20-15) 35, 5 Kayden MINEAR KTM (16-18) 34, 6 Connor TOWILL KTM (22-11), 7 Thynan KEAN Honda (13-16) 29, 8 Liam OWENS Husqvarna (15-14) 29, 9 Cambell WILLIAMS Honda (11-13) 24, 10 Cooper HOLROYD Yamaha (10-9) 19.

MX3 Overall standings

Photo: 2022 Penrite AMX Pro – Round 6 MX3 winner Ryan Alexanderson is now within reach of the leaders


1 Kayden MINEAR KTM 230 points
2 Jack MATHER Husqvarna 211
3 Cambell WILLIAMS Honda 195
5 Thynan KEAN Honda 184
6 Byron DENNIS GasGas 175
7 Connor TOWILL KTM 155
8 Brock FLYNN Husqvarna 153
9 Jet ALSOP KTM 140
10 Ryley FITZPATRICK GasGas 108

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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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