In the MX2 class Aaron Tanti has shown some amazing speed recently,
??with a flat tyre cruelly ending his chance of a maiden win in
?Conondale. Not to be deterred, Aaron brought plenty of confidence to
?Horsham, getting a great start in moto 1 rounding the first corner with
?the front pack.
?Things were looking bright until midway on the first lap when Aaron
?went down, and had to fight back from close to dead last. In
?conditions which had clearly deteriorated from the first MXD race,
?Aaron‰Ûªs main battle was keeping the bike upright and moving, as many
?machines expired around him.
?Solid riding throughout saw Aaron claw back more than 20 positions
?landing himself a solid 8th in a wild race.
?With hopes high for Moto 2, Aaron again got a great start, but went
down early in a deå«ja` vu repeat of moto 1. Once upright, the same fight
ensured, as Aaron reeled in many riders and sat his path towards the
top 10. While not a fairy-tale ending, Aaron managed a 12th in an extremely tough race, giving him a solid 9th overall,
which was enough to move him up in the championship race.
With many top teams bringing home dnf‰Ûªs and broken
bikes, team manager Travis Whitten was wrapt with the results, particularly Hugh‰Ûªs 3rd given the conditions.
Main Photo: Hugh McKay finished on the podium (3rd) in the MXD class