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Penrite AMX Pro Motocross Championship Results 2022 Round 7 QLD Moto Park

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2022 Penrite ProMX Motocross Championships

Round 7 QLD Moto Park, QUEENSLAND (14 August)

2022 Penrite AMX Pro - Round 7 QLD Moto Park MX1 podium - Dean Ferris 1st, Aaron Tanti 2nd, and Kirk Gibbs 3rd

Photo: Penrite ProMX  Championship – Overall Round 7 QLD Moto Park  winners – Dean Ferris 1st, Aaron Tanti 2nd, and Kirk Gibbs 3rd (By ProMX Photographer)

Wilson Todd wraps up MX2 Championship early

All eyes were on HRC Honda Factory Racing rider Wilson Todd in Queensland in Round 7 of the Penrite ProMX Championship on 24 July 2022.  With a massive 98 point lead over his nearest rival Rhys Budd (Yamaha) in the Pirelli MX2 series, Todd cruised home in fourth place in Moto 1 to clinch the 2022 title, with one round still remaining.  It was Todd’s third National MX3 Championship, having won back-to-back titles in 2018 and 2019 before pursuing an international career in Europe and returning home this year.

With the MX2 title in the bag, Todd didn’t contest Moto 2 – focusing on his debut in the Thor MX1 class where he claimed pole position in the AMX Superstores Top Ten Shootout. Todd made an impressive debut to finish overall with two fourth placings.  Former Australian Champion Dean Ferris (Honda) was the overall MX1 winner to put pressure on series leader Aaron Tanti (Yamaha) to get within 24 points with the final round at Coolum in Queensland remaining.

Likewise, in the Maxxis MX3 class, KTM Australia’s Ryan Alexanderson scored maximum points to move up into second place – now in striking distance just 17 points behind series leader Kayden Minear (KTM).

Ferris wins again to challenge MX1 leader Tanti

Since the early season injuries to top motocross riders Luke Clout (Yamaha) and Kyle Webster (Honda), CDR Yamaha Monster Energy’s Aaron Tanti has looked the goods to take out the Australian MX1 Championship.
But in recent rounds, former Australian Champion Dean Ferris (Honda) has hit form and is now challenging Tanti for the Thor MX1 series.

With two magnificent wins at Coffs Harbour, Ferris moved into second position on the overall leaderboard, just 29 points off the lead. And after another overall victory at the Queensland Moto Park, on August 14, Ferris gained another five points on Tanti with just 24 points separating the riders with the Final Coolum round remaining.

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In the opening Moto at QLD Moto Park, Ferris again won the holeshot on his HRC Honda Racing Australia CRF450R machine, with Red Plate Holder Tanti in hot pursuit in second place ahead of Webster, in his first race back from injury. The two Championship heavyweights battled it out for the entire race with Tanti unable to challenge for a pass. While Webster had the speed in third, lack of fitness caught up with him and after five laps he gradually dropped back through the field to finish in 8th.

Due to the heavy rain on Saturday, the circuit developed lines and with passing difficult, the majority of the top placings remained the same with the hard charging Brett Metcalfe moving up into third on the GO24 KTM at lap 10.  It was around this time where Ferris edged away from Tanti and took the chequered flag ahead of Tanti in 2nd, Metcalfe in 3rd and Husqvarna Australia’s Todd Waters in 4th.

Making his MX1 debut, newly crowned Pirelli MX2 class Champion, HRC Honda Racing Australia’s Wilson Todd recorded an impressive 5th position.
Round 7 saw the return of the back-to-back racing format for the second Moto of the THOR MX1 series.

Ferris made another perfect start to win another holeshot in Part 1 of the back-to-back Moto’s and led the shorter race format from start to finish. KTM Australia’s Kirk Gibbs finished second ahead of the consistent Tanti in third. 

In Part 2 of the back-to-back Moto’s, Wilson Todd won the holeshot, but Kirk Gibbs passed him to lead the race from start to finish. Ferris was in third behind Tanti after his handlebars got caught with other riders at the start, but was able to pass him before the end of lap 2. Gibbs led from start to finish with Ferris in second holding on to beat Tanti, after a great dual.

Gibb’s 2-1 placings in the back-to-back Moto 2 format saw him win the combined race, but the overall victory went to Ferris, who clawed back valuable Championship points on Tanti in 2nd overall and Gibbs in 3rd.  Brett Metcalfe was 4th overall (3-4) ahead of Wilson Todd (5-5) in fifth, showing that he will be a force in this premiere class in the future.

Round 7 - MX1 Results

THOR MX1 Moto 1 Results:
1 Dean FERRIS Honda, 2 Aaron TANTI Yamaha, 3 Brett METCALFE KTM, 4 Todd WATERS Husqvarna, 5 Wilson TODD Honda, 6 Hamish HARWOOD KTM, 7 Kirk GIBBS KTM, 8 Kyle WEBSTER Honda, 9 Lochie LATIMER KTM, 10 Joel EVANS Honda.

THOR MX1 Moto 2 Results:
1 Kirk GIBBS KTM, 2 Dean FERRIS Honda, 3 Aaron TANTI Yamaha, 4 Brett METCALFE KTM, 5 Wilson TODD Honda, 6 Hamish HARWOOD KTM, 7 Todd WATERS Husqvarna, 8 Hayden MELLROSS GasGas, 9 Joben BALDWIN Honda, 10 Dylan WOOD KTM.

THOR MX1 Overall Results (Top 10):
1 Dean FERRIS Honda (25-22) 47, 2 Aaron TANTI Yamaha (22-20) 42, 3 Kirk GIBBS KTM (14-25) 39, 4 Brett METCALFE KTM (20-18) 38, 5 Wilson TODD Honda (16-16) 32, 6 Todd WATERS Husqvarna (18-14) 32, 7 Hamish HARWOOD KTM (15-15) 30, 8 Joel EVANS Honda (11-10) 21, 9 Joben BALDWIN Honda (7-12) 19, 10 Dylan WOOD KTM (8-11) 19.

MX1 Overall standings

Photo:  Thor MX1 series overall winner at the QLD Moto Park  Dean Ferris (Honda)

2022 Penrite AMX Pro - Round 7 QLD Moto Park MX1 overall winner Dean Ferris
POINTS AFTER ROUND 7 OF 8

1  Aaron TANTI Yamaha, 296
2  Dean FERRIS Honda, 272
3  Brett METCALFE KTM, 258
4  Todd WATERS Husqvarna, 252
5  Kirk GIBBS KTM, 226
6  Hayden MELLROSS GasGas, 184
7  Joel EVANS Honda, 156
8  Jayden RYKERS Kawasaki, 147
9  Joben BALDWIN Honda, 140
10  Joel WIGHTMAN Yamaha, 140

Crawford wins Pirelli MX2 round and Wilson Todd wraps up the Championship early

Heading into Round 7 at the Queensland Moto Park round on 14 August, HRC Honda Factory Racing rider Wilson Todd held a 98 point lead and only needed to finish fourth in Moto 1 to clinch his third MX2 Championship.  The dual Australian MX2 champion (2019 and 2020) was on 293 points, ahead of Rhys Budd (Yamaha, 195) and Jesse Dobson (Yamaha 182), in second and third overall, respectively.

When the gates dropped at the start of Moto 1, it was clear that Todd was not going to take any risks and Kaleb Barham (MPE Husqvarna) won the holeshot.
After the opening lap Todd was in sixth behind Barham, Budd, Dobson, Malkiewicz and GasGas’s Noah Ferguson.   Barham led the field until lap 9, when he was passed by Budd and KTM Australia’s Nathan Crawford who would work his way forward to pass Budd on the final lap and win the opening moto.

With the Championship on the line, Red Plate holder Wilson Todd slowly worked his way through the field, passing Malkiewicz to take fourth on Lap 6, holding this position until the end to be crowned the Pirelli MX2 Class Champion at the chequered flag.  

The newly crowned MX2 Champion Todd decided not to contest Moto 2 to focus on his THOR MX1 racing commitments for the afternoon, which he was also competing in at Queensland.

Nathan Crawford won the holeshot ahead of Levi Rogers (WBR Bulk Nutrients Yamaha) in 2nd and KTM privateer Reid Taylor in 3rd. These positions remained the same all the way through to Lap 9 when he was passed by Dobson, then gradually dropped to tenth at the end. With one lap remaining, Dobson also got past Rogers.  

At the chequered flag it was Crawford with a perfect 1-1 Moto scores and the overall win, with Dobson in 2nd and Rogers in 3rd.

Round 7 - MX2 Results

Pirelli MX2 Moto 1 Results:
1 Nathan CRAWFORD KTM, 2 Rhys BUDD Yamaha, 3 Kaleb BARHAM Husqvarna, 4 Wilson TODD Honda, 5 Jayce COSFORD Yamaha, 6 Bailey MALKIEWICZ Yamaha, 7 Isaac FERGUSON GasGas, 8 Jesse DOBSON Yamaha, 9 Jai CONSTANTINOU Kawasaki, 10 Levi ROGERS Yamaha.

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

Pirelli MX2 Overall Results (Top 10):
1 Nathan CRAWFORD KTM (25-25) 50, 2 Rhys BUDD Yamaha (22-16) 38, 3 Jesse DOBSON Yamaha (13-22) 35, 4 Bailey MALKIEWICZ Yamaha (15-18) 33, 5 Levi ROGERS Yamaha (11-20) 31, 6 Kaleb BARHAM Husqvarna (20-10) 30, 7 Jayce COSFORD Yamaha (16-12) 28, 8 Haruki YOKOYAMA Kawasaki (10-14) 24, 9 Isaac FERGUSON GasGas (14-8) 22, 10 Jai CONSTANTINOU Kawasaki (12-9) 21.

MX2 Overall standings

Photo: 2022 Penrite AMX Pro – Round 7 QLD Moto Park MX2 overall winner Natham Crawford

2022 Penrite AMX Pro - Round 7 QLD Moto Park MX2 overall winner Natham Crawford
POINTS AFTER ROUND 7 OF 8

1 Wilson TODD Honda, 311
2 Rhys BUDD Yamaha, 233
3 Jesse DOBSON Yamaha, 217
4 Bailey MALKIEWICZ Yamaha, 207
5 Haruki YOKOYAMA Kawasaki, 187
6 Noah FERGUSON GasGas, 180
7 Jai CONSTANTINOU Kawasaki, 147
8 Alex LARWOOD Yamaha, 132
9 Jayce COSFORD Yamaha, 126
10 Kaleb BARHAM Husqvarna, 126

Alexanderson makes his move on Minear

For the second round in a row, KTM Australia’s Ryan Alexanderson won both motos to score maximum points to move up into second position, 17 points behind series leader Kayden Minear (KTM). With Honda’s Cambell Williams not scoring any points in Round 7 at the QLD Moto Park circuit, the MX3 title race is now down to these two riders, with Minear only managing to finish sixth overall with a 5-8 finish.

Connor Towill set the early pace in Moto 1 on his KTM Newcastle and opened up a big lead on the rest of the field before crashing out on lap 8.  Charging through the field from position 6 on lap 1, Alexanderson passed Red Plate holder Minear on lap 5. With just two laps to go, Alexanderson was in second and managed to pass Ryley Fitzpatrick (GasGas) on the final lap to win the Moto ahead of him, with Yamaha’s Cooper Holroyd in 3rd. Gas Has Australia’s Byron Dennis finished in 4th with Minear in 5th.

In Moto 2, Byron Dennis won the holeshot but Western Australia’s Myles Gilmore passed him early to take the lead.  Gilmore led until lap 9 when Alexanderson took the lead, finally getting past Yamaha Australia Junior Racing’s Jake Cannon, who was relegated to third. Alexanderson again was too strong and scored maximum points to take the overall win. Gilmore finished second in the Moto ahead of Cannon in third. The two GasGas riders Ryley Fitzpatrick (2-7) and Byron Dennis (4-5) finished in second and third overall, respectively.

MX3 Results

MAXXIS MX3 Moto 1:
1 Ryan ALEXANDERSON KTM, 2 Ryley FITZPATRICK GasGas, 3 Cooper HOLROYD Yamaha, 4 Byron DENNIS GasGas, 5 Kayden MINEAR KTM, 6 Liam OWENS Husqvarna, 7 Brock FLYNN Husqvarna, 8 Rian KING KTM, 9 Logan DENIZE GasGas, 10 Jyle CAMPBELL Yamaha.

MAXXIS MX3 Moto 2 Results:
1 Ryan ALEXANDERSON KTM, 2 Myles GILMORE Yamaha, 3 Jake CANNON Yamaha, 4 Liam OWENS Husqvarna, 5 Byron DENNIS GasGas, 6 Ryley FITZPATRICK GasGas, 7 Thynan KEAN Honda, 8 Kayden MINEAR KTM, 9 Jack MATHER Husqvarna, 10 Rian KING KTM.

MAXXIS MX3 Overall Results (Top 10): 
1 Ryan ALEXANDERSON KTM (25-25) 50, 2 Ryley FITZPATRICK GasGas (22-15) 37, 3 Byron DENNIS GasGas (18-16) 34, 4 Liam OWENS Husqvarna (15-18) 33, 5 Cooper HOLROYD Yamaha (20-10) 30, 6 Kayden MINEAR KTM (16-13) 29, 7 Thynan KEAN Honda (10-14) 24, 8 Rian KING KTM (13-11) 24, 9 Myles GILMORE Yamaha (0-22) 22, 10 Jack MATHER Husqvarna (9-12) 21.

MX3 Overall standings

Photo: 2022 Penrite AMX Pro – Round 7 MX3 winner Ryan Alexanderson is now within reach of  Kayden Minear

2022 Penrite AMX Pro - Round 7 QLD Moto Park MX3 overall winner Ryan Alexanderson
POINTS AFTER ROUND 7 OF 8

1  Kayden MINEAR KTM, 259 points
2  Ryan ALEXANDERSON KTM, 242
3  Jack MATHER Husqvarna, 232
4  Byron DENNIS GasGas, 209
5  Thynan KEAN Honda, 208
6  Cambell WILLIAMS Honda, 195
7  Brock FLYNN Husqvarna, 170
8  Connor TOWILL KTM, 155
9  Jet ALSOP KTM, 153
10  Ryley FITZPATRICK GasGas, 145

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EZILIFT MXW Championship over three rounds

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

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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