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Larwood Leads WBR Yamaha Charge in Stunning MX2 Debut

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Coming off a broken femur late last year that left his preson to start in January this year, Larwood showed he is a rider to watch in 2021
17 year-old rookie sensation, Alex Larwood, turned in a memorable debut performance at the opening round of the Pro MX Championship in Wonthaggi, taking second in the highly competitive MX2 division.

Under overcast skies with intermittent showers, Larwood proved he is the real deal with two exceptional results in each of the 25 minute motos to claim second place in his first MX2 race at a national level.

Race one saw the South Australian battle Kyle Webster for the lead in the opening stages before settling in to second place. He kept the pressure on for the entire length of the moto to cross the line in second and within sight of the leader.

In the second moto, his start wasn‰Ûªt as good, and he was forced to work his way through the pack. He moved forward quickly, setting the fastest lap of the race as he clawed his way back to a fourth place finish. His 2-4 results were the perfect start to the season for the young gun and a great confidence booster heading into the rest of the championship.

‰ÛÏI wanted to get off to a good start and take advantage of round one being on a track that I‰Ûªm familiar with,‰Û
Max Purvis put up a great debut showing in the highly competitive MX1 class, fresh off his New Zealand MX2 championship win
Team mate, Max Purvis also made a debut of sorts, he first national race in the premier MX1 division. Purvis, who only weeks earlier, claimed the New Zealand MX2 Motocross Championship, he limited time on the bigger capacity but made a good fist of things to finish sixth overall with his 9-7 results.

Starts proved to be his downfall on the day but he was able to fight his way forward on each moto and finish inside the top 10 to give him a solid foundation for the championship moving forward.

‰ÛÏThere are a few things I need to work on but overall, it wasn‰Ûªt a bad day and good to get the first race on the 450 under my belt. I had a quick transition from racing the 250 in NZ, to stepping on a 450 here, but with a few weeks before the next round, I will be better prepared and hoping to move forward.

‰ÛÏThere are a lot of fast riders in the 450 class but racing with them can only benefit me as I learn the pace and intensity to be up the front and establish myself.‰Û

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