As day two broke on the Sukey Hill circuit it was evident there might be a delay in getting racing underway as a thick fog had replaced the rain from the previous day.
With such a good result from their junior counterparts just 24 hours before the Bee Firm NRG/Yamaha senior riders did not want to be shown up and the pressure was on.
Once the fog burned off, it revealed the groomed track which the club worked long into the night to prepare and the meeting was underway.
Josh Adams (Cully’s Yamaha) had made a trip here a few weeks prior for a club run to scope out the track, however the heavy condition from the rain made it a different course than he had ridden before.
The hard charger from Bullsbrook was feeling good and ready for action and his YZ450F never let him down as after three tough Moto’s he was able to capture second place on the podium for the day.
“When I came here for the club run I really loved the circuit as it was fast and flowing, but it was a lot different than today” Adams stated.
“The start was everything and the key to getting to the first corner at the front. I had to be satisfied with second today as Regan (Duffy) is just on another level at the moment, but he is a great yard stick to focus on. I had some battles with a few guys in each Moto and though I did make a few mistakes I ultimately was able to build a bit more lead over third in the MX1 Championship”
Team mate Michael Mahon (Five Star Yamaha) came in completely on the opposite side of the game, having never seen the circuit and still with some work to do to get back to top speed. Mahon was struggling a little with confidence but was still plenty fast although frustrated at not being able to pull it all together.
“I don’t know if my recent injuries are playing on my mind or I am being a little cautious and not giving it 100% but I need to work it out and move on. I feel like I am riding well but my qualifying and lap times tell a different story” Mahon commented.
“I went fifth overall today, but was never really in the hunt for much more. The track was good though a little tricky in some places but overall not too bad”
“Being a new circuit with its first major event I think the club did well “Commented team manager Peter Strickland.
“It is something different with high speed sections and elevation changes which all of our riders junior and senior liked about the layout”
“Josh really proved he is one of WA’s best riders and did not have everything go his way in any of the Moto’s, but through pure determination and skill he pulled out all the stops to claim his second place on the podium”
“He never gives up and is a specialist of refocusing after making a mistake, which is a quality some riders never master”
“Michael rode well today placing in the top five outright, but is struggling at the moment as he seems to be just a little distracted. He wants badly to be back where he knows he belongs and may need to take some pressure off himself to loosen up and achieve that goal”
“This is the last double header for a while as we move back to some single day rounds closer to the city. The battle is nowhere near over and until that last chequered flag drops neither of our guys with throw in the towel”
1st Regan Duffy
2nd Josh Adams (Yamaha)
3rd David Birch (Yamaha)
4th John Darroch (Yamaha)
5th Michael Mahon (Yamaha)
1st Regan Duffy
2nd Josh Adams
3rd John Darroch