Motocross

Podium Start to 2018 for Serco Yamaha

Posted:

New Serco Yamaha recruit Nathan Crawford set a cracking pace in the seasons opening moto, taking the win and showing he will be a force to be reckoned with in 2018. Credit: MXN Images
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
Wilson Todd set the pace in qualifying ending the session on top of the time sheets, he ended the day with a ninth and third for sixth overall. Credit: MXN Images
Team mate, Wilson Todd, started the day off in fast fashion, taking the fastest lap in qualifying and getting the first choice of the starting grid in moto one. Unfortunately, Todd couldn‰Ûªt take advantage of his qualifying speed and was mid pack as the 40 rider MX2 field rounded the first lap.

He struggled to move forward and it was a rare off performance by the talented Queenslander who could only manage ninth place by moto‰Ûªs end.

But in typical Todd fashion, he bounced back in moto two and managed to claim a third place finish and his 9-3 scores were good enough to take sixth overall on the day.

‰ÛÏI just rode terrible in that first race,‰Û

Share Article:

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Tumblr
Pinterest
Reddit
Email
Print

More News: Latest Headlines

More News: Latest Headlines

Industry

Australian Motorcycle Sales Decline In January–March 2024 Quarter

Motocross

Kirk Gibbs Eyes More ProMX Podiums After Third Overall At Horsham

Motocross

Jobe Dunne Expected To Make Full Recovery After Nasty Horsham Crash

Motocross

Jed Beaton Takes ProMX Championship Lead With Round Two Win

Hard Enduro

Anthony Solar Wins 2024 Australian Hard Enduro Championship Opener

Motocross

Koby Hantis Maintains Control Of ProMX MX3 Championship

Motocross

Levi Rogers And Beta Continue Moving Forward At Horsham ProMX

Motocross

Nathan Crawford Notches Up Maiden ProMX MX1 Moto Win

Rallye

Tosha Schareina Takes First FIM World Rally Raid Championship Round Win In Portugal

Enduro

Steve Holcombe Takes EnduroGP Win On Day Two At GP Of Portugal

Motocross

Lotte van Drunen Dominates Sardinia to Take WMX Championship Lead

MXGP

Jorge Prado and Kay de Wolf Keep Win Streak Going At MXGP Of Sardegna

What's On This Week

MXGP - R4
MXGP of Trentino (ITA) - Pietramurata
Sunday, April 14th, 2024
AMA GNCC - R5
The Old Gray, Monterrey, TN
Sunday, April 14th, 2024
Gippsland Region MX - R3
Bairnsdale
Sunday, April 14th, 2024
AORC - R3
Enfield, Vic
Saturday, April 20th, 2024
NZ Motocross Championships - R4
Taranaki
Saturday, April 13th, 2024
SA Motocross Championships - R1
Gillman – SA
Sunday, April 14th, 2024

Featured:

Time to Pivot with Pivot Pegz?

First Look At The All New 2024 Beta 450RX

2024 Yamaha YZ250F Review

Enhance Your Bike’s Protection With Force Accessories Custom Clutch Cover

2023 Sherco 300 SE Factory Ride Review

Michelin StarCross 6 – Inspected

What's On This Week

MXGP - R4
MXGP of Trentino (ITA) - Pietramurata
Sunday, April 14th, 2024
AMA GNCC - R5
The Old Gray, Monterrey, TN
Sunday, April 14th, 2024
Gippsland Region MX - R3
Bairnsdale
Sunday, April 14th, 2024
AORC - R3
Enfield, Vic
Saturday, April 20th, 2024
NZ Motocross Championships - R4
Taranaki
Saturday, April 13th, 2024
SA Motocross Championships - R1
Gillman – SA
Sunday, April 14th, 2024