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Welcome return to form for Serco Yamaha’s Nathan Crawford at Broadford

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Nathan Crawford posted a 3-7 result, the best of the season so far and has now moved him to fifth place in the championship. Photo: Yamaha
It was a welcome return to form for Nathan Crawford who showed things are on the up swing after some spirited racing at round three of the MX Nationals.

The Serco Yamaha rider returned to some good form finishing fifth for the day with 3-7 results but the pleasing thing for him and the team was the return of his sprint speed.

Crawford finished third in race one, his best result of the season so far, after a late race charge that saw him pass team mate Tanti, then close the gap on the lead pair in the final stages. Nathan acknowledged it had been a long road back but the result in that race gave him the confidence boost he needed.

Unfortunately, race two turned pare- shaped in the first turn when he went down with another rider and was left well down the field. But, he scrambled well and made his way back to seventh place on a track many though was difficult to pass, and his 3-7 results were the best of the season so far and has now moved him to fifth place in the championship.

It feels good to finally be back in the battle again. Its been a long eight months off the bike and I have worked so hard to get, not just my fitness and speed back, but also my health in general.
Nathan Crawford -
‰ÛÏMy one was awesome and just after half way I felt things begin to come easier for me, like a little barrier was broken. I was able to ride my turns better, flow on the track better and ride with some speed. While I didn‰Ûªt win it, it was a little victory to me as I come back.

‰ÛÏRace two and I did all I could to salvage the best result I could. First turn crashes are tough as the whole field goes past and it‰Ûªs a long way back but I fought hard and feel like things are on the right track.

‰ÛÏThe weekend gives me more motivation to keep working hard,‰Û
Pirelli MX2 Results

MX2 - Timed Qualifying (Top 10)
1 Wilson Todd - 1:31.379
2 Nathan Crawford - 1:32.807
3 Kyle Webster - 1:33.258
4 Aaron Tanti - 1:33.956
5 Kaleb Barham - 1:33.962
6 Riley Dukes - 1:34.815
7 Jay Wilson - 1:33.684
8 Ricky Latimer - 1:35.670
9 Sam Pelz - 1:35.784
10 Dylan Wills - 1:35.873

MX2 - Moto 1 (Top 10)
1 Wilson Todd - 17 Laps - Race Time: 28:11.686
2 Kyle Webster +0.951
3 Nathan Crawford +3.293
4 Aaron Tanti +6.464
5 Jay Wilson +1:00.043
6 Dylan Wills +1:06.595
7 Jye Dickson +1:08.848
8 Bailey Malkiewicz +1:11.493
9 Ricky Latimer +1:12.464
10 Joel Evans +1:18.758
Fastest Lap: Kyle Webster - 1:36.570)

MX2 - Moto 2 (Top 10)
1 Wilson Todd 11 Laps - Race Time:18:32.870
2 Kyle Webster +4.249
3 Jay Wilson +5.070
4 Aaron Tanti +9.789
5 Riley Dukes +21.187
6 Dylan Wills +34.994
7 Nathan Crawford +35.501
8 Isaac Ferguson +36.220
9 Cooper Pozniak +37.737
10 Bailey Malkiewicz +39.335
Fastest Lap: Jay Wilson - 1:37.197)

MX2 - Round 3 Overall (Top 10)
1 Wilson Todd 70 Points
2 Kyle Webster 64 Points
3 Jay Wilson 56 Points
4 Aaron Tanti 56 Points
5 Nathan Crawford 54 Points
6 Dylan Wills 50 Points
7 Bailey Malkiewicz 44 Points
8 Jye Dickson 43 Points
9 Riley Dukes 42 Points
10 Ricky Latimer 42 Points

MX2 - Championship Standings After Round 3 (Top 10)
1 Wilson Todd 170 Points
2 Jay Wilson 142 Points
3 Aaron Tanti 133 Points
4 Kyle Webster 126 Points
5 Nathan Crawford 122 Points
6 Cooper Pozniak 115 Points
7 Dylan Wills 113 Points
8 Jye Dickson 107 Points
9 Riley Dukes 103 Points
10 Issac Ferguson 93 Points

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