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