Motocross

Jay Wilson Not Counting His Chickens Despite Dominating Display at Rotorua

Author: Andy McGechan

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With three round wins from three rounds entered, Australia‰Ûªs Jay Wilson is well on target to becoming a New Zealand champion once again.

The Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team rider won the New Zealand Supercross Championship in the 250cc class late last year and now he's in line to collect the silverware for winning the 2015 MX2 motocross crown as well.

The 20-year-old from Tweed Heads, near Coolangatta on the Gold Coast, took his YZ250F bike to finish 1-3-3 at the opening event of the four-round New Zealand Motocross Championships in Taranaki last month, winning the day narrowly from Amberley's Micah McGoldrick.

But since then Wilson has been unstoppable as he won all three races at round two near Timaru and then produced a similarly impressive hat-trick of wins at the third round near Rotorua on Sunday.

Wilson now enjoys a 37-point advantage over runner-up man Hamish Harwood, from Takaka, meaning he has more than an entire race up his sleeve as he heads to the fourth and final round of the series at Pukekohe this coming Sunday.

Wilson is clearly dominant in this class, with seven wins out of nine starts in the MX2 class, and a sensible ride at the Pukekohe finale will be enough to wrap it all up.

"I was three seconds faster than everyone else in qualifying today and that's despite the fact this was the first time I'd raced at this track," said an elated Wilson.

"I've got a race up my sleeve but I'm not counting my chickens yet. I have raced at Pukekohe in the past and I like it there, so I don't anticipate any problems next weekend."

Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team boss Josh Coppins, of Motueka, said Wilson's results were just what he needed with his racing the Kiwi series an important part of his build-up and preparation for the upcoming Australian Motocross Championships.

"Jay is riding great," said Coppins. "It is good reward for all the hard work he's putting in during the week. We'll give him an easy time this week but he's got to remain focussed."

The fourth and final round of the JT Racing-sponsored series is set for Harrisville, on the outskirts of Pukekohe, next weekend.

Top Image: Australian Jay Wilson (Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team YZ250F), on his way to becoming a New Zealand champion again.

Credit: Andy McGechan

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