Kawasaki Previews a chilly Wonthaggi
With only three rounds of the 2007 Australian Motocross Championship left to contest, Kawasaki Racing Team will be hitting a chilly Wonthaggi Track in Victoria this weekend, in what is expected to be bitterly cold racing conditions.
With KX450F pilot, Dan Reardon, firmly leading the Pro Open Championship and KX250F rider, Mitch Hoad, currently holding onto second place in the Pro Lites Championship, KRT will be rallying behind Cody Mackie as he fights to regain a top three Championship placing in the Pro Lites Class. Reardon, KRT’s Pro Open specialist, will be out build on his Championship lead as he strives to win his first Australian Motocross Championship before he heads off to the US in 2008.
“Everything feels really good in preparation for Wonthaggi,” said Reardon. “I feel like my Championship campaign is on track and it is great to hear that Hurley will be racing this weekend after the talk of him sitting out this round with injury. We have had a few good battles this year and to have not had
him out there racing in the Open Class, would have been a real shame. I am just really pleased that I have stayed relatively injury free this season, though I am cominginto this round still recovering from the flu.”
KRT Pro Lites duo, Mitch Hoad and Cody Mackie, look to have found their form at the right end of the season and are looking forward to racing this weekend.“I have enjoyed the two week gap between Rounds Seven and Eight and have used this time to attend a couple of local club days, riding on The Lakes track,” said Hoad. “Mackie also joined me out at the track which was great, as it gave us both the chance to run around The Lakes racetrack prior to Round Nine, which will be held there two weeks after Wonthaggi.”
Cody is confident that he can move from fourth place in the Championship, back up to third place in the Title standings this weekend.“There is only six points between Danny Anderson in third place and I, so I will be out to post good results on Sunday,” said Mackie. “A good result should see me placed back up in the top three in the Championship, where I was earlier in the season.If I can do that, then we will have all three KRT riders positioned on the Championship podiumafter this round, which will be great for Kawasaki and the Team Sponsors.”