#47 Todd Waters (DPH Motorsport Husqvarna)
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MX NATIONALS ROUND 1: DPH HUSQVARNA STARTS 2019 SEASON ON-TOP

Words: DPH Motorsport

The 2019 Australian Motocross Championship, or MX Nationals as it’s known, is officially underway, and the DPH Husqvarna Factory Racing team have come out firing, with Todd Waters (MX1 – 450cc) taking the win. Torrential rain saw the event reduced to just one, six lap race for each of the three classes with conditions making each race a matter of survival over outright speed.

“I’M PUMPED TO START THE YEAR WITH A WIN, ALTHOUGH CONDITIONS LIKE THIS DON’T REALLY SHOW THE HARD WORK THAT THE TEAM AND I HAVE BEEN PUTTING IN. I’VE RIDDEN IN SOME DEEP MUD THROUGHOUT EUROPE OVER THE YEARS, BUT THIS IS BY FAR THE WORST I’VE HAD TO RACE IN. I WAS ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD AND GET PAST RIDERS AFTER GETTING CAUGHT UP AT THE FIRST CORNER, BUT IT WAS A BIT OF A BALANCING ACT ALL RACE TO FIND TRACTION, KEEP THE BIKE MOVING FORWARD AND NOT GETTING BOGGED DOWN IN EACH TURN.”

The DPH Husqvarna team now has 12 days to regroup and clean up after a challenging weekend before re-packing the transporter and heading to Wonthaggi on March 31 for the second round of the MX Nationals.