MX Nationals

Riley Graham and Dan Banks Take Top Spots in South Cup opener

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The first round of the South Privateer Cup was run and won, at the season opener of the 2015 MX Nationals in Horsham over the weekend.

The Privateer Cup was formulated to provide MX Nationals riders who aren‰Ûªt supported by a factory team, with their own championship to aim for, and the chance to take on their own battles during the 2015 season.

With some of Australia‰Ûªs most promising privateers taking part in this year‰Ûªs Cup Championship, the competition was tough once bikes roared to life on Sunday.

In the MX1 class, KTM Mounted Daniel Banks recorded two 19th places across his two motos, eventually taking out round one of the cup, ahead of Rory McKercher and Scott Green, who claimed second and third respectively.

In the stacked MX2 class, it was the KTM machine of Riley Graham who took round one honors. With an impressive sixth in moto one and 12th in moto two, Graham finished the day in tenth overall and rightfully claimed round one of the South Cup.

‰ÛÏMy weekend was not too bad. I really wanted to make top five and in the first race things were looking pretty good and I finished sixth,‰Û

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