Connolly masters mud to take Wodonga MX2 win


Information 16 Apr 2023

Connolly masters mud to take Wodonga MX2 win

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Polyflor Honda Racing’s Brodie Connolly efficiently negotiated the deep ruts and heavy mud to assert the MX2 ProMX spherical victory at Wodonga, VIC.

KTM Racing Group rookie Kayden Minear and sequence chief Wilson Todd (Terrafirma Honda Racing) accomplished the spherical podium.

Within the opening race, Connolly put his mud-riding abilities to good use by claiming the holeshot, then nursing a smoking bike to the checkered flag.

The New Zealander’s profitable margin was huge 54 seconds forward of Yamalube Yamaha Racing’s Jayce Cosford, and team-mate Todd, as he lapped all the way in which as much as fifth place.

Husqvarna rider Kaleb Barham and Minear stayed largely out of hassle to complete fourth and fifth, whereas privateers Hayden Smith (KTM) and Liam Andrews (Honda) ending sixth and seventh respectively.

Alex Larwood (Yamalube Yamaha Racing), Rhys Budd (Serco Yamaha) and Hugh McKay (KTM) rounded out the highest 10.

KTM Racing Group’s Nathan Crawford suffered a mechanical DNF on the opening laps whereas in P2, placing one other dent in his 2023 marketing campaign hopes.

Crawford bounced again from that nightmare opening moto to take the checkered flag within the second MX2 race.

Off the beginning it was once more Connolly with an enormous holeshot, with Minear slotted into second and Crawford third.

After a settled first half of the race, Crawford made his well beyond Minear, then quickly inherited the lead when Connolly made a mistake.

From there the Queenslander was by no means headed, main Minear and round-winner Connolly to the end line.

Larwood claimed fourth within the moto, with Todd in fifth. Positions sixth via 10th have been Barham, Ferguson, Dobson, Rhys Budd (Serco Yamaha) and Cody Cooper (Empire Kawasaki).

Todd nonetheless leads the championship title hunt with 105 pointes, forward of Connolly (97) and Minear (85).

Picture: Foremost Media.

Raceline Husqvarna Berry Candy Racing’s Jack Mather put in two constant 2-1 rides to take the MX3 spherical win.

GYTR Yamaha Junior Racing’s Jake Cannon took a convincing victory within the opening race.

Raceline Husqvarna Berry Candy Racing’s Liam Owens and GasGas rider Byron Dennis completed second and third for the spherical.

Within the sequence standings, Mather now holds a six-point lead over Ky Woods (GasGas) and Owens.

The fourth spherical of the Penrite ProMX Championship shall be held at Maitland, NSW on 6-7 Might.

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