The WBR Bulk Nutrients Yamaha team battled hard for their results at a challenging round two of the Pirelli MX Nationals, held at Appin Raceway, on the weekend.
Contesting the MXD (under19) division, the WBR Yamaha pilots of Hugh McKay and Bailey Malkiewicz finished the day in third and sixth respectively and continue to be right in the thick of the action in the championship chase.
The team started the day brilliantly with Malkiewicz and McKay clocking the fastest times in qualifying and getting the first choice of the starting gates in moto one.
It was McKay who got the best jump from the gate and came around in second place at the completion of lap one. He then quickly made a move into the lead on lap two and got down to business. He fought of some spirited challenges by his rivals to take the race win by just over three seconds and get his day off to the perfect start.
Unfortunately, he didn‰Ûªt get as good a start in race two but was still inside the top 10 on the opening lap. It took McKay a few laps to settle into his race pace and he let a couple of positions slip before regathering himself and moving forward again. He charged his way back to fifth place and his 1-5 results gave him equal second, third on a countback, for the day in a good effort from the hard-working Tasmanian.
‰ÛÏFirst race was good and just what we need to start the day but race two could be improved and I need to ensure I stay as consistent as possible in a championship this long,‰Û