Aaron Tanti put in a gritty return to racing at the second round of the 2021 ProMX Championship at Canberra on Sunday, as he overcame injuries and falls on his way to eighth overall.
Having only recently recovered from a wrist injury, then undergoing surgery during the week to remove a
fingernail after a practice crash, Tanti qualified fifth to signify his arrival in the MX1 class.
In the opening MX1 moto of the weekend, Tanti had a good start, but tangled with another rider and
pressed on to ride out the race in eighth place.
Canberra saw the introduction of a new back-to-back moto format for the second and third races of the
day. Tanti scored a good jump off the gate in the first part, but went down in the first turn. He remounted
in last place and worked his way back to 13th during the 15-minute race.
In the final outing, Tanti again got a great start and found himself in third position early on, but a small
crash on the sun-baked track saw him drop positions and finish ninth. Having missed the opening round
at Wonthaggi last month, Tanti is positioned 14th in the MX1 championship standings.