Melbourne, VIC (18th May, 2012) – The Hart and Huntington / InsureMyRide Suzuki race team made the big trip west to sunny Western Australia for the fourth round of the series which was to be held at AJS motorcycle club in Wanneroo WA.
With the track in great condition on Saturday as it had been raining most of the week conditions were prime for practice and qualifying on Saturday. Sunday was to be a different story as the track was one of the roughest we have seen, this would defiantly be a race for men and not boys.
With a not so good qualifying this left Lewis to prepare over night for his back to back race on Sunday and moto 3 which was again the 30 minute moto. After some minor changes on the Saturday and some track time Lewis was feeling comfortable with riding sand again. He managed a great start in the first of the back to back 15 minute motos and rode very well picking of some riders and maintained his position for a solid 5th spot finish. He lined straight back up for the second moto and got a cracker of a start and battled the whole race and finished in 7th place. After the races Lewis commented on the fact his bike is running the best it has all season and seem to be very happy as Brian from EBT had done a great job again. Lewis lined up for a the 30 minute moto and got off to a flyer of a start and was running in 4th position for quite a while after getting passed by two of the factory riders, lewis maintained seventh for the finish, with an overall result of 6th Lewis Woods has had his best outing for the season so far.
With a decent qualifying session and some minor crashes Dan prepared overnight as much as he could for Sunday. Lining up for the back to back 15′s and some good starts the track was well and truly rough but the end of the motos, with big holes and big whoops starting to appear. Dan had two top ten finishes in the first two motos (5th and 8th), a rim needed to be changed due to a flat spot as the track was getting rough. DMC then lined up feeling fresh for the 30 minute moto as he launched off to a great start he got the jump on everyone, but due to the outside line he found himself in about 5th to 8th position for first lap battling the factory riders. Line choice was what it was all about, the lines into some of the corners resembled a rhythm section on a Supercross track with doubling the breaking bumps into some of the corners. With Dan rounding off the last moto in 8th place which left him 7th overall.
Lewis now sits in 9th place in the MX2 championship and Dan also sits in 9th place in the MX1 championship. Both riders were stoked on how good the PIRELLI tires were in the sand and cannot wait to continue the good form into round 5 at Murray Bridge this weekend.
The Hart and Huntington / InsureMyRide Suzuki team gears up for Murray Bridge SA, for 1 day scheduled race on Sunday May 20th for the fifth round of the 2012 Monster Energy MX Nationals.