Todd Waters, Nathan Crawford and Regan Duffy have been declared round winners at a shortened round eight of the Pirelli MX Nationals held at Moree, NSW today.
In what proved to be a day of high attrition, racing was for the day was declared at the conclusion of the opening round of races after the local, regional hospital was no longer in a position to take in any more injured riders.
"We are obviously out in a regional area in Moree, the club has done a great job and prepped us a great track, but today we have certainly had a few riders come a gutsa," Series promoter Kevin Williams explained, via the NRGTV live stream.
"We have had a call from the local hospital emergency services, they have had a few other incidents in the region, and they are no longer at capacity to take an injured rider.
"We are not prepared to put any of our guys at risk where they could not be treated if something went wrong. We have already seen a number of crashes today, in the interest of safety and with MX1, MX2 and MXD already having a championship race today, they have all got points, and we can award overall's for the day as we head in to Coolum, so we are going to call it a wrap on the measurement of safety for all the riders and competitors."
The single race results were still enough to see a change up in the series standings with Todd Waters reclaiming the red plate in the MX1 class, and now holds a narrow two point championship lead over Luke Clout heading into the final double header round at Coolum, with Hayden Mellross slipping further behind after riding through a knee injury today.