The Port Macquarie leg of the 2017 Motul MX Nationals Championship delivered the Raceline Pirelli KTM team with top ten results, with Morgan Fogarty, Jayden Rykers and Jay Wilson each fighting hard across their respective motos.
With Round 8 marking the final outing for the Pirelli MXD class, Fogarty entered the weekend shooting for the podium, and hoping to maximise on the opportunity to gain important championship points, however crashes plagued the Victorian in both motos at the event in New South Wales yesterday.
Fogarty qualified in 10th position yesterday morning, and when bikes took to the line for their second last moto of the season, the 17-year-old was determined to step things up. Unfortunately for Fogarty a crash on the opening lap forced him to re-join the race in dead last, however thanks to the reliability of his KTM machine, he was able to charge back to 14th position at the conclusion of the moto. In race two Fogarty experienced a similar fate. After going down on the opening lap, the Victorian made his way back to an impressive sixth place, and with 14,6 results he was awarded with tenth overall for the round.
Following the Port Macquarie outing, Fogarty finished sixth overall in the Pirelli MXD Championship for 2017, with a total of 372 points to his name.
‰ÛÏThe last round wasn't my best. I felt like I had great speed but I just couldn't put it together,‰Û