Roberts downplays added pressure of red-plate

Youthful talent holds MX2 points heading into Wonthaggi MX Nationals.

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MX2 points leader Jy Roberts has downplayed the added pressure of sporting the red-plate as round two of the 2019 Pirelli MX Nationals looms this weekend at Wonthaggi in Victoria.

The Raceline KTM Thor talent put on an exceptional display at Appin’s mud-filled opener, overcoming Jay Wilson (Yamalube Yamaha Racing) on the final lap of the one and only moto to secure his first overall victory in the category.

The youthful New South Welshman says he’ll take his normal approach into Wonthaggi, where he’s eager to evaluate his form against the competitive field in regular conditions.

“I’m just coming into it like any other weekend,” Roberts told “I’m not thinking about the points lead or anything like that – we’re only at round two, so the season is only young. I’m going to try and get some consistent results to stay inside the top three of the championship.

“I’m not worried by the added pressure that everyone keeps talking about – we get paid to go out there and do our best, so that’s what I’m going to do.

“Appin was brutal, and I think it’s been raining this weekend at Wonthaggi, so the track is going to get pretty gnarly. It’s not going be smooth track, but I’m looking forward to seeing where my pace is at in normal conditions, and seeing where everyone else is.”

Roberts is currently trailed by Wilson and reigning champion Wilson Todd (DPH Motorsport Husqvarna) in the points rankings.


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