Nathan Crawford led the Serco Yamaha charge at the Pirelli MX Nationals championship opener, finishing second overall in the highly competitive MX2 category on his YZ250F, highlighted with an impressive moto win.
On a windy, dry and difficult Newry circuit in Victoria, Crawford started the year in perfect fashion with his new team, taking the first moto victory after charging past all his main rivals during the 30-minute race. Crawford was meticulous as he picked his way through the top five riders and then once in the lead, he sprinted out to a five second gap which he maintained until the finish.
Moto two and Crawford again found himself near the lead group and desperate to move forward. This time the shorter 20-minute race left him with not enough time to mount a challenge for the race lead but finished the moto in fourth place and his 1-4 results were good enough for second overall and a positive start to his championship.
‰ÛÏMoto one was the perfect moto for me and a great way to start the year and the championship with Serco Yamaha,‰Û