With round 3 of the Pirelli MX Nationals being held on Sunday at Broadford Hayden Melross and Regan Duffy went into the weekend feeling quietly confident, and walked away still maintaining the championship lead in both the Motul MXD class and the Thor MX1 class but this was not without contest.
Regan was challenged in the first moto after making a mistake early in the first lap loosing him valuable positions, he then went on to salvage 4th. When the gates Dropped for moto 2 Regan had something to prove, Regan dominated the second moto coming in with a comfortable lead and taking out not only the round win but maintaining the red plate.
Hayden Melross was challenged in the Thor MX1 with the three moto format, the first two motos back to back 9 lap sprit races, while the third moto was a 17 lap endurance race.
Hayden got a solid 3rd in both the back to back motos,
While Hayden lead the third moto for majority of the race, a mistake in the final laps resulted in a crash seeing him give up the win and settling for 4th, although hayden didn’t make it on the podium for the round he maintained his championship lead.
Hayden Melross felt disappointed after a last lap crash loosing him the round win.
“I was disappointed in myself dropping it in the final lap of the third moto and loosing the round win, however i managed to get back up and finish 4th and maintain the championship lead. I’m focused on the first of the double header rounds, in a few short weeks and hope to maintain the red plate heading into the mid-season break” said Melross.
With a successful day across both class, we now look forward to the first of this years double-header rounds at Murray Bridge South Australia.