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Kale Makeham Bounces Back To Lead KTM’s MX2 Charge At Raymond Tce

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Victorian Kale Makeham bounced back into form at the 8th round of the 2014 Monster Energy MX Nationals, powering the Tune-Tech KTM to second on the day behind Husqvarna‰Ûªs Luke Arbon.

Makeham who has had a luckless year to-date, set the tone for his day when he posted the fastest time in qualifying before gong on to record 2-4-4 mot results for the day to post his best overall round result for the season.

‰ÛÏI just came in with the mindset that I want to be the fastest guy out there and pretty well achieved that." Makeham stated. "Qualified first and went second, fourth, fourth with a crash.

"My starts weren‰Ûªt great and definitely need to improve but overall the weekend was a good one and I‰Ûªm just stoked to have my pace back.‰Û
Hamish Harwood is still well and truly in the MX2 championship hunt just 28 points back with five moto's racing in a highly competitive class - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
Red Bull KTM‰Ûªs Hamish Harwood made the best of a difficult day at the office with poor starts and a crash to only concede twelve points to championship leader Luke Clout.

‰ÛÏJust a terrible day. I wanted to be at least on the podium, and preferably on the top step but in the first two motos I had to come through from about 15th twice, to get a fifth and a sixth." Harwood explained. "Then in the last race I got a top-five start only to crash in the third corner and sprained my wrist.

"I came back from last though to ninth, but I‰Ûªm not happy at all."

Last-start winner Caleb Ward suffered a twisted knee on the Axis Motorsports KTM and was forced to sit out the final moto, slipping to sixth in the championship.

‰ÛÏI had a pretty average first race ‰ÛÒ one of my handguards slipped down and was blocking my leg so I couldn‰Ûªt get it up in some turns and I had a couple of runoffs." Ward commented. "Then in the second I got pushed really wide and put my leg in and twisted my knee and had to miss the third.

"I don‰Ûªt know how bad it is yet so we‰Ûªll see this week.‰Û

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