P6 a ‘good start line’ for Waters and Raceline Husqvarna


Information 20 Mar 2023


P6 a ‘good start line’ for Waters and Raceline Husqvarna

Former nationwide champion banks helpful 2023 race miles at Appin.

Picture: Foremost Media.

Sixth total at Appin is a ‘good start line’ for Todd Waters and the newly-formed Raceline Husqvarna Berry Candy Racing crew, as the previous nationwide champion admitted he’s nonetheless within the strategy of constructing following a restricted pre-season.

Third in final 12 months’s ProMX Championship, Waters was later injured whereas representing Crew Australia through the Worldwide Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in France, which pressured him to the sidelines whereas he recovered.

Consequently, his testing time onboard the all-new 2023 FC 450 was diminished and following Wonthaggi’s shortened spherical one which noticed no MX1 races contested, he certified ninth within the prime 10 shootout at Appin.

He charged to fourth early in moto one and completed the encounter P5 earlier than battling the searing warmth within the last back-to-back motos to land P8 after the Olympic-style scoring was factored in. With a 5-8 scorecard, Waters was simply one-point shy of a top-five total consequence, admittedly rebuilding confidence after the accidents final 12 months.

“As we speak was nearly getting a race below the belt, as we had no pre-season racing and haven’t had a lot time to set the bikes up,” acknowledged Waters. “I used to be off the tempo and didn’t have something for the entrance guys, as I’m nonetheless attempting to get my confidence again after dislocating my shoulder final 12 months and getting back from the nerve harm I skilled in my fingers.

“I solely acquired again on the bike about six weeks in the past, however I’m proud of my health, and with how the crew went. It’s a superb start line and we’ll solely get stronger from right here.”

Appin additionally marked the primary full spherical for the Raceline Husqvarna Berry Candy Racing crew which is Husqvarna’s outsourced manufacturing unit Australian Motocross and Supercross effort.

The crew is managed by Waters and likewise options Blake Fox in MX2 – who was twenty second total at Appin after with the ability to full the second moto – whereas Liam Owens and Jack Mather obtain help in MX3, the pair ending second and fourth total at school respectively at spherical two.

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