His only race win at Maitland was backed up by a number of top-five finishes, which saw him score 172 points, just one point behind his replacement this season, Dean Ferris. there is Last year’s runner-up, the former Honda rider enjoys the freedom of racing as a Yamaha privateer, and boasts the highest number of wins with six wins. Oddly enough, he could be a salvation for Yamaha in its pursuit of a third straight title.
Dean Ferris leads Yamaha’s challenge by just one point over Jed Beaton. credit: Mark Jones/Mark Jones
But don’t tell the factory team about it. They want either Clout or Tanti to be front-runners to help Craig Duck’s side win a third straight title. Defending champion Tanti is third with 163 points, nine points behind the Honda rider, while 2021 champion Kraut has 144 points, just 28 points behind Beaton. KTM Australia’s Kirk Gibbs separates the pair, with 154 points just 18 behind Beaton.
On the plus side, he is currently the rider with the most wins in this class this year, and if Todd has had a disastrous round, a series of victories will soon see him back on top.
Honda’s Wilson Todd hopes to extend his lead over KTM’s Nathan Crawford in MX2. credit: Mark Jones/Mark Jones
MX3 is in a four-way battle for the win, with Byron Dennis still leading GasGas with 186 points. Husqvarna’s Jack Mather is within range with 164 points and a further 22 points behind. Yamaha’s Jake Cannon and Kawasaki’s Campbell Williams are the only riders left in range to challenge for the championship with 3rd and 4th respectively.
Byron Dennis is leading the way with GasGas’ MX3. credit: Mark Jones/Mark Jones
Round 6 this weekend is also the second ‘Retro Round’, a casual celebration of Australian motocross history. This is a recognition that reflects SBS’ history of covering the sport in one form or another for over 40 years, dating back to Mr. Motocross’s highly acclaimed days in the early 1980s.
Please join us for a celebration this Sunday. Live action from MX1, MX2 and MX3 airs on SBS starting at 1pm AEST and simulcast on SBS On Demand. There you can catch up on all previous rounds and seasons of ProMX.
https://www.sbs.com.au/sport/article/promx-mx1-field-hopes-to-hunt-down-beaton-and-honda-at-this-weekends-retro-round/viv0dr35n ProMX MX1 field hopes to hunt down Beaton and Honda at this weekend’s retro round