On the final lap, after making numerous attempts, Rykers made a decisive move in the second to last corner to secure the final spot out of the heat for the nights finals, while Dyce was left to go to the last chance qualifier that also doubled as the B-Main and the final points paying positions for the round.
Unfortunately for Dyce, although he was able to move forward through the field again in the B-Final, the close proximity racing seen him caught up with other riders, leaving him to finish the night in a very respectable 16th position.
Rykers opening final was a bruising affair as Australia top ten SX1 racers battled for glory. Running mid pack, the West Australian ran high in a turn opening the door for a competitor who ensured the pass was made, leaving him to re-enter the track in 10th position.
Rykers once again had himself in a good position in the second final, holding down 6th position for the majority of the race, before crossing the finish line in 7th, leaving him with a great 9th place result for the round.
‰ÛÏOverall I have to be happy with tonight‰Ûªs result, my goal was to make it through the opening round ready to move onto round two and we more than achieved that," Rykers said.
‰ÛÏMy start was not too bad in my heat race, and I spent the whole race looking for a way around Evans for the final transfer spot, with two turns left I was able to make the pass. It was a relieve just to get through to the main straight from the heat, with only ten gates for the nights final I did not want to be in the LCQ fighting for one of two spots.‰Û