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Callum Norton takes second consecutive Pirelli MXD victory at Round 7


Posted: Monday, 17th July, 2017 : 8:59 AM - - 3,213 Reads




The Pirelli MXD Championship tightened up yesterday, thanks to two action packed races at Round 7 of the Motul MX Nationals at Shepparton, with KTM’s Callum Norton taking his second consecutive round victory at one of the most crucial outings of the season.

With the title being decided in just two weeks’ time at Port Macquarie, the Under 19s competitors has one final opportunity to dash for points in Victoria, setting up their final round as a real deal nail biter.

The Pirelli MXD class got their round seven campaign underway with a chilly practice and qualifying session yesterday morning, and with the championship reaching boiling point, it was ‘on’ from the minute bikes hit the Shepparton surface.

With vital championship points up for grabs over the weekend, gate pick was imperative, and it was Yamalube Yamaha Racing Team’s Cody Dyce who secured the first pick of the grid, thanks to a flying 1:34.909 lap time. Second fastest on track was red plate holder Jy Roberts (1:36.473), followed by Husqvarna rider Riley Dukes who set the third quickest time with a 1:36.707 hot lap.

Moto 1

When the Pirelli MXD bikes left the grid for their first race at Shepparton, it was Cooper Pozniak who was the first bike through the Raceline turn, followed by Roberts and Yamaha mounted Dyce. Unfortunately for Raceline Pirelli KTM’s Morgan Fogarty, a small crash on the opening lap saw him lose significant positions, the KTM rider then forced to re-join the race in dead last place, and with a job on his hands if he was fight his way through the field throughout the opening 20-minute moto.

Only moments after Fogarty went down, Roberts also got cross rutted after moving in to the race lead, and what was only a small mistake then paved the way for title threat Dyce to move in to the Pirelli MXD top spot.

Immediately after Dyce had taken the lead, KTM’s Norton began to apply the pressure on Roberts for second, and thanks to sharp focus and perfect line selection, the KTM rider made the move on Roberts and snatched up second place.

After only six laps, the MXD class had dished out plenty of carnage, with competitors being caught out all over the place by the challenging Shepparton circuit, but Dyce continued to look smooth and comfortable in the lead, while Norton and Roberts continued to maintain the remaining podium positions behind him.

By the halfway mark in race one, Dukes had made his way in to third and relegated red plate holder Roberts to fourth, while behind the number #100 Husqvarna machine, Pozniak, Bulk Nutrient WBR Yamaha rider Hugh McKay, and Liam Walsh continued to battle it out for positions within the top five.

With only a handful of laps to remaining, Dukes went down whilst battling for third, slipping from a podium position back to 12th.

And when the chequered flag flew after 20 minutes it was Dyce who not only kept his Yamaha upright, but navigated the rutty Shepparton circuit for 13 grueling laps to collect the first MXD victory of the day. Second place in race one went to KTM mounted Norton, while championship leader Roberts held on to finish in third. Pozniak and McKay completed the top five, while Jai Constantinou, Isaac Ferguson, Brodie Ellis, Fogarty and Walsh all rounded out race one inside the top ten.


The Pirelli MXD class gets underway. Credit: MXN Images
 
Moto 2

By the time race two kicked off for the Pirelli MXD class, the temperature had plummeted at Shepparton, adding yet another element for competitors to contend with. When gates dropped it was Roberts who secured the final Raceline holeshot, but after a nightmare first moto Fogarty was out for redemption and moved into the race lead after only a handful of turns.

But disaster struck the KTM rider after only a lap – whilst battling for the lead Fogarty’s bike locked up, and unfortunately the young rider was forced to return to the pits on foot, recording a DNF in the final moto of the day.

With Fogarty out of the final race, Husqvarna mounted Roberts and KTM’s Norton checked out on the field, leaving the likes of Dukes, Dyce and Pozniak to battle for positions behind him.

But in what was the trend at round seven, the drama continued. After four laps, word was received that race leader Roberts had received a 15 second ‘in-race’ penalty, seeing him drop back to fourth place in the official standings, and with significant time to make up throughout the remaining 12 minutes.

With Robert’s officially relegated by 15 seconds, Norton became the new race leader, followed by Dukes, while the number 100 red plate holder Roberts moved up to third.

By the halfway mark in the final moto, Norton continued to lead from Roberts, who had made up enough time to slot into second place, third position was occupied by Dukes, followed by Dyce, Pozniak, Barham, Ellis and Josh Tredinnick.

With 16 minutes run, Dyce had moved in to second place, the Yamaha rider doing everything he could in order to snatch up as many championship points as possible before the MXD class wraps up their championship at the following round.

When rider’s received the last lap board, it was official race leader Norton looked flawless and ready to take the race win, while behind him Dyce, Roberts and Dukes were all vying for the final podium positions.

And when the chequered flag flew for the final time at Shepparton, Norton secured the last race win of the day, second place went to Dyce, followed by Roberts who’s ‘in race’ penalty pushed him back to third. Dukes and Barham wrapped up race two in fourth and fifth places respectively, followed by Pozniak, Ellis, Ferguson, Jye Dickson, and McKay who completed the top ten.

With 2,1 race results it was Norton who left Shepparton with his second consecutive round win, second place on the Pirelli MXD podium went to Yamalube Yamaha Racing’s Dyce, while championship leader Roberts concluded Round 7 in third.

Roberts now leads the Pirelli MXD title chase by five points with a single round remaining.

“The first half of the season was pretty rough so it’s been good to get a couple of wins under my belt,” Norton explained.

“I felt really good out there today, we made a couple of changes to the bike for the second moto and I’m stoked that we got another overall.

“I had Hattah last weekend, and I’ve done pretty well at the Vic titles lately so the confidence is back and hopefully I can finish off the season strong at the last one next weekend.”

The Pirelli MXD class’s 2017 championship will wrap at Round 8 of the Motul MX Nationals which will take place at Port Macquarie in New South Wales on Sunday July 30, 2017.


The MXD Podium. Credit: MXN Images
 


Main Photo: Callum Norton
Credit: MXN Images

Pirelli MXD Round 7 Results
1) Callum Norton – 67 points – KTM
2) Cody Dyce – 67 points – Yamaha
3) Jy Roberts – 60 points – Husqvarna
4) Cooper Pozniak – 53 points – Yamaha
5) Brodie Ellis – 47 points – Yamaha
6) Isaac Ferguson – 47 points – KTM
7) Hugh McKay – 47 points – Yamaha
8) Riley Dukes – 46 points – Husqvarna
9) Kaleb Barham – 43 points – Husqvarna
10) Jye Dickson – 41 points – KTM

Pirelli MXD Championship Standings
1) Jy Roberts – 412 points – Husqvarna
2) Cody Dyce – 407 points – Yamaha
3) Isaac Ferguson – 345 points – KTM
4) Hugh McKay – 332 points – Yamaha
5) Cooper Pozniak – 331 points – Yamaha
6) Morgan Fogarty – 330 points – KTM
7) Kaleb Barham – 307 points – Husqvarna
8) Callum Norton – 294 points – KTM
9) Brodie Ellis – 285 points – Yamaha
10) Jai Constantinou – 256 points – Honda

Full results can be found here


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