By the time the final moto kicked off for the Motul MX2 class, the skies had cleared and thousands of spectators watched on as the class headed out on track for their 20 minute plus one lap moto. Davey Motorsport's KTM rider Mastin got to the race lead after only the first turn, but DPH Motorsport‰Ûªs Todd was once again lurking in second position threatening for the lead.
In what was an upset for Serco Yamaha, moto one second place getter Richardson went down on the opening lap, and was forced to re-join the race at the rear of the pack.
After only six minutes on the rough Wonthaggi circuit, Mastin looked in no way to be slowing down aboard his KTM 250 two-stroke, while Todd looked comfortable in second position ahead of CML Racing Team‰Ûªs Harwood. After a tough start in moto one, Webster looked to redeem himself in race two and after five laps held down fourth position, while Serco Yamaha‰Ûªs Evans slotted in to fifth.
With the top two riders Mastin and Todd out in front with a healthy gap on the field, the attention then shifted to the battle for third. Webster managed to sneak up onto the rear wheel of Harwood, eventually making the pass in the front section of the track with thousands of spectators as the backdrop.
As moto two reached its closing stages, two-stroke piloted Mastin continued to lead from Todd, Webster and Harwood. Fifth position was occupied by Evans, followed by Raceline Pirelli KTM‰Ûªs Rykers in sixth, and Serco‰Ûªs Richardson who had made his way back to seventh from his lap one crash.
But it was Mastin who was the man of the moment in moto two, putting in a flawless performance to lead from lap one to the chequered flag. Todd crossed the finish line for the final time today in second, while CRF Honda Racing‰Ûªs Webster wrapped up his second outing today in third. Evans made the pass on Harwood late in the moto to finish fourth, while Harwood wrapped up race two in fifth. Rykers, Richardson, Tanti, Richie Evans, and SD3 Husqvarna‰Ûªs Luke Arbon completed the top ten.
However, with 1,2 results, it was DPH Motorsports‰Ûª Wilson Todd who concluded round one on the top step of the Motul MX2 podium, Mastin wrapped up the season opener in second overall, while Serco Yamaha‰Ûªs Mitchell Evans‰Ûª consistency paid off seeing the 2016 MXD champ finish his MX2 debut in third for the round.
‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm stoked to come out this year and win the opening round. I had a lot of bad luck last season,‰Û