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TODD WATERS FINISHES SUPERCROSS SEASON IN 8TH.

Words: Owlpine Group

Crankt Protein Honda Racing’s Todd Waters has finished 8th overall in the SX1 Series of the Australian Supercross Championship.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Todd qualified 4th Overall.
  • Todd won his SX1 Heat.
  • Todd set the fastest lap his heat.

JIMBOOMBA RECAP

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Main Event – Position DNF

Waters qualified 4th at the mud-soaked Queensland finale before heading into his heat, where he set the fastest lap time and claimed the win.

Waters had a good gate pick for the rain-affected main event and headed out into 4th on the first corner, and got himself into 3rd before dropping the bike.

Recovering quickly, Waters continued to battle with Ferris for 3rd – however Waters dropped the bike again, and it would not restart forcing Waters into a DNF result.

The Jimboomba final was reduced by five laps because of the conditions, and many joined Waters with a DNF Result as only nine riders crossed the finish line.

Waters’ DNF Result meant he was pushed to 8th in the Australian Supercross Championship Standings at the conclusion of the final main event.

Waters was disappointed with his result and eventual standings in the Championship, but will now use the off-season to head into surgery to repair a broken knee-cap before setting his sights on his 2018 Racing campaign.

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“IT WAS A MUD BATH THIS WEEKEND BUT I MANAGED TO GET MY FIRST HEAT RACE WIN FOR THE YEAR WHICH WAS GREAT. IN THE MAIN EVENT I GOT MYSELF IN A GOOD POSITION FOR THE START AND GOT INTO 3RD BUT DROPPED THE BIKE AND GOT CAKED IN MUD. I WAS BATTLING WITH FERRIS BUT DROPPED THE BIKE AGAIN IN BETWEEN THE FINISH LINE BUT THIS TIME IT WOULDN’T START BACK UP. UNFORTUNATELY WE WERE ON OUR WAY TO GREAT RESULT BUT THE BIKE WOULDN’T GO SO IT WAS A BIT OF A LET DOWN. IT WAS A DISAPPOINTING SEASON FOR US BUT NOW HAVE TIME TO GET MY KNEE CAP FIXED BEFORE MY PRE-SEASON IN NEW ZEALAND AND MOTOCROSS SEASON IN AMERICA NEXT YEAR. A MASSIVE THANKS TO MY OLD MAN FOR BEING THERE AND PUTTING IN THE EFFORT HE DOES, MY MUM, GIRLFRIEND, MIKE LANDMAN WHO HAS BEEN GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND, HONDA, AND ALL MY PERSONAL SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT.” 

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JIMBOOMBA RESULTS

  • Heat Race – Position 1
  • Main Event – DNF

AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS OVERALL STANDINGS

  • 1 – Justin Brayton – 124 points
  • 2 – Daniel Reardon – 108 points
  • 3 – Dean Ferris – 103 points
  • 4 – Dylan Long – 95 points
  • 5 – Kade Mosig – 94 points
  • 8 – Todd Waters – 61 points