| On the weekend the Raceline KTM Thor Team take out the 2019 Motul MXD Championship and finish 3rd in the premier Thor MX1 class, The massive two days of racing was showcased at the Coolum Pines venue.
Regan Duffy is in his first year out of juniors and has been a dominate force all year maintaining the red plate in the Motul MXD class from round two onwards and taking out the Championship with an incredible 32 point lead .
Regan Duffy started off the weekend on a high qualifying in P1 on Saturday before going on to finish 3rdin moto one after struggling to get a start and working his way through the pack showing his determination and raw speed, Duffy then finished 2ndin the second moto behind very solid Maximus Purvis. Regan kept his points lead after finished 2ndoverall on day one round 9.
After resting and regrouping Saturday night, preparing himself for the final show down on Sunday Duffy again started the day strong getting pole position in qualifying and went on to take out both moto wins comfortably, securing himself the 2019 Motul MXD Championship. This is a huge achievement for Duffy in his first year in the senior ranks and the team are very proud of his determination and dedication through out the whole year.
Duffy is extremely happy with his results and credits the team for their help and support in his first year in the senior rankings
“Its such an awesome feeling to take out the title in my first year, I can’t thank the whole team enough for their support and believing in me, I’m now focusing all my energy and training into super cross and hopefully I can prove myself and skills there too” said Duffy
Hayden Mellross went into the weekend carrying a serious injury and proved to himself the team and his competitors he has nothing short of iron man strength and passion.
Mellross’s aim was to remain inside the top 10 for each moto knowing this would keep him in third place for the championship.
Mellross was able to qualify in 12th on Saturday morning setting the theme for the weekend, he was then challenged with the two back to back motos in which he went 13-10 before finishing 7thin the final moto of round 9. Mellross spent Saturday night resting and elevating his leg in the hope to be able to maintain solid results on Sunday.
Qualifying Sunday morning Hayden pushed hard to make sure he could secure himself a good gate pick for the duration of the day, he was able to qualify 8thand finish the first moto in 21st, Hayden elected to not race the final race of the day due to Kirk Gibbs (4thin the championship) not finishing moto 1 and ensuring Hayden 3rd place in the 2019 Thor MX1 championship.
Hayden Mellross was pleased with the positives that come out of his bitter sweet year.
“It was a bit of a bitter sweet year for me, being able to salvage 3rdin the championship I’m able to take away a lot of positives, I’d like to thank every member of the team for the ongoing support I cant wait for next season” enthused Mellross
The team would like to take the time to thank each and every one of its partners in the Championship and applaud the riders and team members for the dedication and hard work through out the year.